Welcome to the WWE Fastlane pre-show, and we are live on the WWE Network. Renee Young, Booker T, Sam Roberts, and Peter Rosenberg consist of the panel. There were several video packages shown throughout to hype all of the matches on this card.
Welcome to the Fastlane PPV! We get an intro video package to hype the matches that will be taking place tonight. Our opening contest is…
Singles Match: Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Rusev
Rusev went for quick pin attempts in the early going. Nakamura was looking to grapple and do some mat base wrestling. Rusev landed a shoulder block then avoided a head kick. Nakamura with a knee to the gut then a knee drop for 2. Rusev with a knee strike then some right hands. Nakamura fought back then taunted Rusev, who rolled out of the ring to regroup. Nakamura walked him down and tossed him back into the ring where he he hit two knee drops. Rusev connected with a body tackle then kicked him to the floor and sent him into the barricade as well as the ring apron. Back in the ring, Rusev covered him for 2. Nakamura went for a heel hook but Rusev got to the bottom rope. Nakamura went for a kick but it was caught and Rusev hit a powerslam for 2. Nakamura makes his comeback with a series of kicks then a knee strike in the corner for 2. Nakamura with more knee strikes. Nakamura with a front face lock but Rusev powered out of it. Nakamura with some strikes but was caught off by a knee to the gut and a head kick by Rusev for 2. Rusev missed a super kick and Nakamura landed some strikes but Rusev fired back with his own. Nakamura cut him down and missed his finisher. Rusev rolled him up for 2. Rusev attempted the Accolade but Nakamura rolled him up for 2. Nakamura hit a head kick then Rusev connected with a super kick for 2. Nakamura hit his finisher twice to Rusev for the win.
United States Title Match: Bobby Roode © vs. Randy Orton
They lock up and Roode works over the left arm of Orton. A slow pace here as Orton locked in a headlock and then posed for the crowd. Roode with a shoulder block then a second one and posed for the crowd. Orton caught him with a back elbow and an uppercut. Roode connected with a chop to the chest. Orton went for an RKO but Roode blocked it and rolled to the floor. Roode got back into the ring and went for his finisher but Orton blocked and rolled to the floor to regroup. Back in the ring, Orton hit a front suplex to Roode on the top rope for a near fall. Roode with a headlock but Orton fought out of it. Roode cut him off and went for a suplex but Orton reversed it and hit one of his own. Roode knocked him down and went to the top rope where he connected with a clothesline. Roode went for his finisher but it was blocked and Orton rolled him up for 2.
Orton with a series of clotheslines and then a scoop slam. Orton went for a second rope DDT but Roode blocked it. Roode with a big boot out of the corner and a blockbuster off the middle rope for 2. Orton avoided a shoulder block and hit a second rope DDT. Orton sized him up and went for the RKO but it was blocked and Roode went for his finisher but it was blocked. Orton rolled him up for 2. Roode clotheslines him to the floor. Orton back drops him onto the barricade and tossed him back into the ring for a near fall.
Orton placed him on the top turnbuckle and went for a superplex but Roode blocked and hit a sunset flip powerbomb for 2. Orton fought back and hit a superplex for a near fall. They trade strikes in the middle of the ring. Roode with a backslider for 2. They both went for their finishers but it was blocked. Roode hit a devastating spinebuster for 2. Roode went off the middle rope for a dive but Orton caught him with an RKO out of nowhere for the win.
Winner: Orton – NEW U.S Champion
After the match, Jinder Mahal walked down to the ring and Roode took him out. Roode also hit his finisher to Orton as well.
Tag Team Match: Becky Lynch & Naomi vs. Natalya & Carmella
Lynch and Natalya starts things out. Natalya knocked her down and rolled her up for 2. Lynch with a knee strike and tagged in Naomi, who hit a double kick along with Lynch for 2. Naomi with a head butt but Natalya got out of it. Naomi with a series of kicks and then a hurricanrana. Naomi with a botched modified stunner then went for a moonsult but had to kick off Carmella. Natalya with a powerbomb off the top rope for 2. Carmella and Natalya beat down Naomi for a few minutes by keeping fresh with quick tags.
Naomi attempted to fight back and got the hot tag to Lynch, who hit a series of clotheslines and kicks to Natalya. Lynch with a suplex to Natalya then a forearm shot. Lynch with a missile drop kick off the second rope. Carmella got the tag and ran into a knee strike. Carmella with a jaw breaker. Naomi now in and rolled her up for 2. Naomi botched a springboard kick and tagged in Lynch, who hit a leg drop off the top rope for 2.
Natalya tossed Naomi to the floor and Lynch sent Natalya to the floor. Lynch missed a splash but connected with a back elbow. Natalya distracted Lynch and Carmella hit a hurricanrana for 2. Naomi broke it up. Carmella knocked Naomi off the apron and hit Lynch with a super kick for the win.
Winners: Natalya & Carmella
SmackDown Tag Team Title Match: The Usos © vs. The New Day
Woods and Jey started things off by trash talking. Jey knocked him down and The Usos put the boots to Woods in the corner. Woods fought back and got the tag to Kofi, who hit a series of strikes and a leg drop. Jey caught him with a head kick then tagged in Jimmy. Kofi hit a foot stomp to Jey and clotheslines Jimmy out of the ring.
Kofi mocked The Usos by doing their chant and hit a splash in the corner. Jimmy with a series of strikes to Kofi and a samoan drop to Woods. Jimmy with a clothesline to Kofi and bomb drop. Jimmy mocked The New Day chant and Kofi missed his finisher twice. The Usos hit the Midnight Hour to Kofi for 2. Jey is now legal and missed a splash in the corner. Woods got the hot tag and hit a knee strike to Jimmy but Jey rolled him up for 2.