Event: WWE Fastlane Pay-Per-View
Airdate: Sunday, March 5th, 2016
Location: The BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee, WI
Results by Adam Martin of Wrestleview.com
Rich Swann and Akira Tozawa defeated Noam Dar and Brian Kendrick on the WWE Fastlane Kickoff Show.
“Then. Now. Forever.” The WWE video leads us into the show.
The show kicks off with a video package that highlights the biggest matches that are to come. Tonight, Bayley defends her WWE Women’s Championship against Charlotte Flair, Roman Reigns takes on Braun Strowman, and Goldberg looks to become the WWE Universal Champion as he takes on the champion, Kevin Owens.
We go into the arena to see a big pyrotechnics display. This is the final PPV event before WrestleMania.
Sami Zayn vs. Samoa Joe
Replays are shown from three weeks ago on RAW. Samoa Joe criticized Sami Zayn in a sit-down interview. Zayn responded, and Joe attacked him from behind.
The bell rings, and they circle the ring. Joe stares a hole through him while an “Olé” chant fires up. They lock hands, and Joe kicks him in the back of the leg. Zayn quickly goes to the corner to recover. Zayn comes out of the corner and hooks a side headlock. Joe whips him off and doesn’t go down on a shoulder block. Joe takes him down before striking away at him. Joe quickly applies a knee bar, but Zayn gets out. Joe jabs away at him before sending him into the ropes, but Zayn slingshots over him. Zayn goes for an arm drag, but Joe doesn’t go over. Zayn soon comes back and takes him down with a head-scissor takeover. Zayn punches away at him until the referee pulls him back. Joe turns him in the corner and punches him in the face. Joe kicks and punches away at him. Zayn comes back with a chop and some punches. Joe reverses a whip to the corner and hits a back elbow. Joe then takes him down with a quick enzuigiri. Joe is taking his time with him. Zayn tries to fight back, but Joe takes him down and applies a bow and arrow stretch. Zayn rolls out and picks up a one count. Joe quickly chops him down and jabs away at him. Zayn tries to fight back, but Joe quickly chops the knees and picks up a two count. Joe applies a surfboard stretch, but Zayn fights up and clotheslines him down. Zayn tries to get fired up. Zayn goes for a Blue Thunder Bomb, but Joe elbows out. Joe tries to walk away, but Zayn catches him with a Blue Thunder Bomb for a two count. Zayn goes to the top rope, but Joe cuts him off. Zayn pushes him off and jumps over him. Joe quickly hits him with an inverted atomic drop. Joe immediately follows up with a big boot and a senton splash for a two count. Joe sends him to the corner and connects with a powerslam for a near fall.
Joe goes down to a knee and stalks Zayn. Joe jabs away at him and works away at him. Joe hits the ropes, but Zayn collapses to the mat. Joe just looks down at him. Zayn then catches him with an inside cradle for a two count. Zayn hits him with a boot and takes him down. Zayn goes to the top rope, but Joe cuts him off. Joe goes for a superplex, but Zayn fights out. Zayn goes for a sunset flip powerbomb, but Joe doesn’t go down. Zayn sweeps the feet, and Joe hits the top rope face first. Zayn goes for a Helluva Kick, but Joe takes him down with a one-armed slam. Joe then catches him with Coquina Clutch, and the referee calls it.
Winner by Referee’s Decision: Samoa Joe
Charly Caruso asks Bayley about nerves before her big match. Bayley says she has tons of nerves and talks about Charlotte Flair’s undefeated PPV record. Bayley challenges Charlotte to leave Dana Brook in the locker room to find out who the better woman is. Nia Jax walks up to her and says she’s going to rip Bayley’s best friend to shreds. If Charlotte doesn’t take the title from her, she will.
Enzo and Cass make their way to the ring. Enzo does his usual shtick while the crowd sings along. They play up to the Milwaukee crowd. They came out swinging like a Milwaukee Brewer. Enzo calls them the “Mr. Clean Tag Team.” They claim they’re too sweet, but pretty soon it’ll be “Bada boom – realest champs in the room.” There will be only one word to describe them: S-A-W-F-T!
RAW Tag Team Championships Match
Enzo and Cass vs. Anderson and Gallows (c’s)
Karl Anderson will start against Big Cass. Cass quickly gets him in the corner and chops away at him. Cass punches him down and tags Enzo in. Cass throws Enzo into Anderson. Gallows runs in, so Cass clotheslines him over the top rope. Cass then presses Enzo and throws him over the top rope onto Gallows. Enzo celebrates at ringside before putting Anderson in the ring. Gallows quickly distracts Enzo, and Anderson takes him down. Anderson floors him with a running knee and punches away at him. Gallows tags in, and he kicks Enzo before clubbing him down. Gallows uppercuts him and taunts the crowd. Gallows slams him down for a two count. Gallows applies a chin lock, but Enzo fights up. Gallows takes him down and tags in Anderson. Anderson slams him down and hits four knee drops for a two count. Anderson applies a chin lock and keeps Enzo grounded. Enzo fights back, but Anderson clubs him down. Enzo gets away from Anderson, but he’s soon taken down. Anderson pulls him out of the ring, and Enzo comes back with an enzuigiri. Enzo then sends Gallows into the ring post. Enzo goes for the tag, but Anderson cuts him off for a near fall. Anderson punches away at her before tagging Gallows in. Gallows peppers him with strikes for a two count. Gallows sends him to the corner, but Enzo sidesteps an avalanche. Enzo then avoids an elbow drop. Anderson is tagged in, and Enzo avoids him in the corner.
Big Cass is tagged in, and he shoulder blocks Anderson before hitting a fall-away slam. Cass splashes him in the corner and hits a second fall-away slam. Cass splashes him in the corner again and hits a sidewalk slam before dropping the Empire Elbow. Cass big boots Gallows off the apron, and Anderson rolls him up for a two count. Cass big boots Anderson and tags Enzo. They hit Bada Boom Shakalaka, but Gallows pulls Enzo out of the ring. Cass and Gallows brawl at ringside. Gallows sends him into the barricade. Enzo then wipes Gallows out with a dive off the apron. Anderson knees Enzo in the face and covers him. Enzo gets his foot on the bottom rope, but Gallows pushes it off. The referee counts the pin.
Winners and still RAW Tag Team Champions: Anderson and Gallows
Mick Foley is backstage talking with Stephanie McMahon on the phone. Her flight is delayed and won’t make the show. Foley tells her to relax because he’s in charge, but she doesn’t trust him at all. Foley listens as she berates him before disconnecting.