If you’re like us, you missed WWE Fastlane last year.
Well, we missed a lot of things last year. COVID SARS-2 or novel coronavirus, or simply, the ‘Rona—whatever you want to call it— DDT’d us face-first into the concrete. But the bright side of it all is the coronavirus vaccine is here, and things are starting to open back up.
Last time around, the WWE Fastlane event took place in Ohio. That was the fifth and final iteration … until now. This time around, on March 21st, WWE Fastlane will take place in the WWE Thunderdome in St. Petersburg, Florida, where a live broadcast will bring it to viewers all around the world.
A brief history of WWE Fastlane
The first Fastlane event took place in 2015. The whole idea behind the event is its relation to WrestleMania. Once this event takes place, it means we are in the fast lane to WrestleMania. After all, WrestleMania is right on its heels, taking place on Saturday, April 10th.
But last year, it wasn’t actually the Rona that killed Fastlane; it was simply to make room for the Super ShowDown PPV event. An interesting side note here is that this will be the first WWE PPV event under the new Peacock WWE agreement.
The Women’s Tag Team Championship was the first match announced for the card. Nia Jax and Sahya Baszler will take accept the Challenge from Sasha Banks and Bianca Belair.
This match makes me feel like the writers are struggling a bit. There is really no build-up behind it … especially after Banks and Belair recently lost their attempt to take the tag team title during Elimination Chamber.
Following in this vein, and what we already know about the WrestleMania card, here is an idea on what the rest of the card will likely look like:
The WWE Wrestlemania odds at top betting sites shows Reigns vs. Edge as the clear-cut favorite to be the main event that evening. So, at Fastlane, Roman Reigns takes on Daniel Bryan in a chance for Bryan to take Daniel Bryan is getting the short end of the stick here, as he seems to be the build-up fight for Reigns and Edge in WrestleMania. This isn’t pleasing because most of us thought that Daniel Bryon should be the one in this position during WrestleMania.
Edge takes on Jey Uso, and this is a good way for him to keep his rivalry with Roman Reigns piping hot, all while not climbing in the right with him. This is one of the few matches that actually makes a lick of sense, as it could set up that tag team extravaganza with Edge and Daniel Bryan facing Reign and Uso.
Bobby Lashley faces The Miz as a challenger for the WWE Championship. Yet again, we have a match that doesn’t make much sense at all. Lashley destroyed The Miz on Monday Night Raw just the other day.
Other Matches on the Card:
- Big E and Apollo Crews for the Intercontinental Championship
- Riddle and Mustafa Ali for the United States Championship
- Drew McIntyre and Sheamus in a rematch of a recent raw event.
The WWE Wrestlemania Odds for Roman Reigns vs. Edge are Even-Steven at 5/6 or -120 a piece. And they are a huge favorite to end up as the Night Two main event, -1600.
— WWE WrestleMania (@WrestleMania) January 17, 2021
For Night One, the most likely main event is the bout between Sasha Banks and Bianca Belair, At -120. But in the long-awaited singles match between the two, Belair is a massive favorite of -225.
Although it isn’t listed yet, Randy Orton vs. Bray Wyatt as a scheduled event is a whopping -2000. This means that they are so confident this will happen that you would have to risk 2000 bucks just for the chance of win 100! Another likely match to get officially scheduled is Bobby Lashley vs. Drew McIntyre at -500.
The rest of the odds up to this point for WrestleMania are longer shot spec odds, and we don’t have any odds yet for Fastlane, so we’ll just have to keep a look out for when they drop.