Fastlane -2019

Fastlane (2019) is an upcoming professional wrestling pay-per-view event and WWE Network event produced by WWE for their Raw and SmackDown brands. It will take place on March 10, 2019, at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. It will be the fifth event promoted under the Fastlane chronology. The card will include matches that result from scripted storylines, where wrestlers portray heroes, villains, or less distinguishable characters in scripted events that build tension and culminate in a wrestling match or series of matches. Results are predetermined by WWE's writers on the Raw and SmackDown brands, with storylines produced on their weekly television shows, Monday Night Raw and SmackDown Live.

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Fastlane (2019)
PromotionWWE
Brand(s)Raw
SmackDown
DateMarch 10, 2019
CityCleveland, Ohio
VenueQuicken Loans Arena
WWE Network event chronology
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Elimination Chamber (2019)
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Fastlane (2018)
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Fastlane (2019) is an upcoming professional wrestling pay-per-view event and WWE Network event produced by WWE for their Raw and SmackDown brands. It will take place on March 10, 2019, at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio.[1] It will be the fifth event promoted under the Fastlane chronology.

Storylines

The card will include matches that result from scripted storylines, where wrestlers portray heroes, villains, or less distinguishable characters in scripted events that build tension and culminate in a wrestling match or series of matches. Results are predetermined by WWE's writers on the Raw and SmackDown brands,[2][3] with storylines produced on their weekly television shows, Monday Night Raw and SmackDown Live.[4]

At Elimination Chamber, The Usos (Jey Uso and Jimmy Uso) defeated The Miz and Shane McMahon to win their record fourth SmackDown Tag Team Championship.[5] On the following episode of SmackDown, The Miz, who was pinned, apologized to Shane for costing them the match. He then said that although there were no more automatic rematch clauses, he begged Shane to give them a rematch since Shane had the power to do so. The Usos interrupted and insulted Miz, after which, Shane scheduled a rematch for the titles at Fastlane.[6] However, on the February 26 episode of SmackDown Live, Vince McMahon replaced Kofi with the returning Kevin Owens.

On the February 12 episode of SmackDown, The New Day's Kofi Kingston was a last minute replacement for an injured Mustafa Ali in the six-man gauntlet match where the winner would be the last entrant in the WWE Championship Elimination Chamber match at the pay-per-view. Kingston eliminated WWE Champion Daniel Bryan in the first match of the gauntlet match.[7] At Elimination Chamber, the championship match came down to Bryan and Kingston, where Bryan eliminated Kingston to retain the title.[5] On the following episode of SmackDown, Kingston was granted a WWE Championship match at Fastlane after securing the pinfall victory over Bryan in a six-man tag team match that pitted Kingston, AJ Styles, and Jeff Hardy against Bryan, Samoa Joe, and Randy Orton.[6]

At Elimination Chamber, The Boss 'N' Hug Connection (Bayley and Sasha Banks) defeated Sonya Deville and Mandy Rose, The Riott Squad (represented by Liv Morgan and Sarah Logan), The IIconics (Billie Kay and Peyton Royce), Naomi and Carmella, and Nia Jax and Tamina in a tag team Elimination Chamber match to become the inaugural holders of the WWE Women's Tag Team Championship.[5] The following night on Raw, The Boss 'N' Hug Connection's celebration was interrupted by Jax and Tamina, and Jax taunted Banks about not being able to retain a championship in her title defenses.[8] The following week, The Boss 'N' Hug Connection were scheduled to defend the championship against Jax and Tamina at Fastlane.[9]

Matches

No. Matches* Stipulations
1 The Usos (Jey Uso and Jimmy Uso) (c) vs. The Miz and Shane McMahon Tag team match for the WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship[10]
2 Daniel Bryan (c) vs. Kevin Owens Singles match for the WWE Championship[11]
3 The Boss `N' Hug Connection (Bayley and Sasha Banks) (c) vs. Nia Jax and Tamina Tag team match for the WWE Women's Tag Team Championship[12]
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match
    *Card subject to change

References

  1. "WWE Fastlane". Quicken Loans Arena. Retrieved December 12, 2018.
  2. Grabianowski, Ed. "How Pro Wrestling Works". HowStuffWorks. Discovery Communications. Archived from the original on November 18, 2013. Retrieved March 5, 2012.
  3. "Live & Televised Entertainment". WWE. Archived from the original on February 26, 2009. Retrieved March 21, 2012.
  4. Steinberg, Brian (May 25, 2016). "WWE's 'Smackdown' Will Move To Live Broadcast On USA (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Archived from the original on May 26, 2016. Retrieved May 25, 2016.
  5. 1 2 3 Powell, Jason. "Powell's WWE Elimination Chamber 2019 live review: Daniel Bryan vs. AJ Styles vs. Jeff Hardy vs. Kofi Kingston vs. Randy Orton vs. Samoa Joe in an Elimination Chamber match for the WWE Championship, new WWE Women's Tag Champions, Ronda Rousey vs. Ruby Riott for the Raw Women's Championship". Pro Wrestling Dot Net. Retrieved February 17, 2019.
  6. 1 2 Powell, Jason (February 19, 2019). "2/19 Powell's WWE Smackdown Live TV Review: Daniel Bryan's Fastlane challenger, The Miz's public apology to Shane McMahon, Charlotte Flair's response to being attacked by Becky Lynch". Pro Wrestling Dot Net. Retrieved February 20, 2019.
  7. Barnett, Jake (February 12, 2019). "2/12 Barnett's WWE Smackdown Live TV Review: Daniel Bryan vs. Jeff Hardy vs. Samoa Joe vs. Mustafa Ali vs. Randy Orton vs. AJ Styles to determine who will enter last in the Elimination Chamber match, McMiz TV with The Usos, final hype for Elimination Chamber". Pro Wrestling Dot Net. Retrieved February 13, 2019.
  8. Powell, Jason (February 18, 2019). "2/18 Powell's WWE Raw TV Review: NXT talent debut, Braun Strowman vs. Baron Corbin in a tables match, the night after Elimination Chamber, and the road to WWE Fastlane begins". Pro Wrestling Dot Net. Retrieved February 25, 2019.
  9. Powell, Jason (February 25, 2019). "2/25 Powell's WWE Raw TV Review: Roman Reigns returns, Ric Flair's 70th birthday celebration". Pro Wrestling Dot Net. Retrieved February 25, 2019.
  10. Burdick, Michael. "SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Usos vs. The Miz and Shane McMahon". WWE. Retrieved February 19, 2019.
  11. Benigno, Anthony. "WWE Champion Daniel Bryan vs. Kofi Kingston". WWE. Retrieved February 19, 2019.
  12. Burdick, Michael. "WWE Women's Tag Team Champions Sasha Banks & Bayley vs. Nia Jax & Tamina". WWE. Retrieved February 26, 2019.
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