Predicted Winner: Charlotte Is The New and 5-time RAW Women’s Champion
Roman Reigns vs. Braun Strowman
Roman Reigns is without question, the man that Vince McMahon wants as the new face of the WWE. Reigns have been given chance after chance: main-evented the previous two WrestleMania’s, numerous championship opportunities and taken down superstars who wrestling fans adored. It is not an easy pill to swallow watching this every Monday Night but there is one thing I must give WWE props for and that is the development of Braun Strowman. I’m sure that everyone will agree with me that when we first got a glimpse of Braun Strowman we thought this guy would be another giant who would be forced on us, but Strowman has turned out to be a huge surprise. At times, I do believe that the fans cheer Braun simply because they do not want Roman to win, but over the past couple of weeks I have grown to think otherwise.
Strowman has had Reign’s number and destroyed him every time these two have come to blows on RAW. Surprisingly, that was the last thing I could have expected as I was waiting for Roman Reigns to take down the monster but it has yet to happen. In this match, I am going to take a shot and predict The Undertaker gets involved to kick-start his feud with Roman Reigns which will lead to their rumored match at WrestleMania 33. If the Deadman does not get involved, I do not see neither Reigns nor Strowman losing clean to one another so a crazy finish will for sure be the outcome. Reigns, because he is the “company juggernaut”, him losing clean is not a sight we often see. WWE creative has also done a great job building Strowman up as a monster and hopefully that is continued through Fastlane. A DQ loss or interference will not hurt Braun at all, but I hope all this build was not just to give Reigns momentum heading into WrestleMania.
Predicted Winner: Roman Reigns via. DQ (Undertaker Gets Involved)
WWE Universal Championship: Kevin Owens © vs. Goldberg
I am positive that almost everyone has the exact same feel about this match. I had my problems with the mediocre Universal title reign in which Kevin Owens has had. I was not fond of the way that he was booked throughout his reign as a cowardly champion. People tend to say “well aren’t heel champions supposed to be cowardly” and my answer is yes, but not for almost 8 months of being a coward. Over the recent weeks, Owens has been booked the way he should’ve been booked after winning the Universal title. Although K.O. may be finally being booked correctly, it is hard to go against the plan that has been rumored for months: Brock Lesnar vs. Goldberg for the Universal Championship at WrestleMania. Although it is hard, I will not bicker too much about the great chance that Goldberg will be Universal Champion at the end of Sunday night.
Do I believe Goldberg is deserving of this run? No, but there could possibly be a greater outcome If Goldberg wins the championship at Fastlane. He goes on to WrestleMania to defend the title against Brock Lesnar and Lesnar comes out on top. WWE could use Lesnar to get a younger talent over, possibly Samoa Joe. This match will have various dynamics to it and many unknowns. Many are wondering will Chris Jericho play a role in Kevin Owens losing the Universal Championship, or does K.O. receive help from the new faction that is slowly forming with Triple H & Samoa Joe. There are many different scenarios that can happen during this match, but ultimately it is hard to go against Goldberg. There has been word for months that Vince McMahon wants this Lesnar vs. Goldberg match to happen and wants a bigger light on the match and there is no other way to do that then throwing the WWE Universal Championship in between the two. Do you guys believe Lesnar vs. Goldberg II would be cared for as much if a championship was not on the line? We may find out come Sunday.
Predicted Winner: Goldberg Wins The WWE Universal Championship
Tune in to WWE Fastlane Sunday, March 5th live on the WWE Network. Start time 7 p.m. EST/ 4 p.m. PST