World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Fastlane is the pay-per-view that acts as filler between Royal Rumble and WrestleMania. However, the 2016 version of the event promises to surpass the big daddy of them all, WrestleMania 32.
This year’s Fastlane will feature a Triple-Threat match between Roman Reigns vs. Dean Ambrose vs. Brock Lesnar. The winner of match will determine the No. 1 contender to face Triple H at WrestleMania 32 for the World Heavyweight Championship. This is the reason which makes the 2016 version of Fastlane better than a regular B-level pay-per-view.
WWE wants to position Fastlane as a must-see show. They want to draw in new subscribers to the WWE Network, according to F4WOnline.com.
On the recent episode of Monday Night Raw, Stephanie McMahon announced the Triple Threat match to determine Triple H’s WrestleMania opponent by pitting the three biggest babyfaces of the company against each other.
By choosing to follow this creative path, it will be interesting to see how WWE manages to make this year’s WrestleMania interesting. Going by the trend, there seems to be two big main events lined up for the upcoming Mania.
The first one will be Lesnar vs. Bray Wyatt and the second one will be Reigns vs. Triple H for the WWE Title. However, there are plenty of reasons for the Lesnar vs. Bray match not to happen.
Bray Wyatt is not the typical heel who is big enough to face Brock Lesnar in WrestleMania. WWE is to blame for Bray’s stagnation; however the fact cannot be changed. Bray has lost all the biggest feuds he has featured till date and that has taken away the believability meter of the superstar.
If the WWE creative somehow book him to win against Lesnar, it may not go down well with the supporters as well as the authenticity of the storyline.
With so many big name WWE stars injured, the creative of the company is facing a torrid time to make WrestleMania 32 the biggest pay-per-view event ever. They have not helped themselves by booking an amazing match at Fastlane. The next few weeks promises to be very interesting time for the WWE supporters.
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