Wild Fastlane finish sets WrestleMania main event | Inquirer Sports

Wild Fastlane finish sets WrestleMania main event

/ 07:09 PM March 12, 2018

AJ Styles will defend the WWE Championship against Shinsuke Nakamura after surviving a wild six-pack challenge in the main event of Fastlane. Photo from WWE.com

The dream match is set: AJ Styles and Shinsuke Nakamura will meet for the WWE Championship in the main event of WrestleMania.

The Phenomenal One made everything official after fending off five tough challengers to retain his title in the six-pack challenge at Fastlane Sunday (Monday Manila time) in Columbus, Ohio.


Styles fought back after John Cena hit him with an Attitude Adjustment on the announce table which almost took him out of the match for good.


Cena seemed poised to win his 17th world title after lifting the Lone Wolf for the Attitude Adjustment on the steel steps, but Dolph Ziggler stopped the count.

Cena then went to Ziggler and hit him for a pair of Attitude Adjustments, but Kevin Owens came in and stopped the second AA and nailing the Pop-up Powerbomb on Cena.

There, Styles came back at the right time and connected with a picture perfect Phenomenal Forearm to get the three-count.

The win, however, still came with a little controversy as SmackDown commissioner Shane McMahon twice intervened in the match after Owens nailed him with a superkick outside of the ring.

He first stopped the referee from making the three count after Owens nailed Ziggler with the Pop-up Powerbomb.

Sami Zayn then blindsided his best friend with a Helluva Kick before McMahon pulled him out of the ring.


In the end, however, it was still Styles who came out on top to formalize the fantasy warfare against the winner of the 2018 men’s Royal Rumble match.

Also, Asuka finally chose her WrestleMania opponent as the winner of the 2018 women’s Royal Rumble match came out and challenged SmackDown Women’s Champion Charlotte.

The Empress of Tomorrow made the shock appearance after the Queen made challenger Ruby Riott tap out to her Figure Eight.

Randy Orton became a Grand Slam winner after he caught Bobby Roode with an RKO to claim the United States Championship.

After the match, Jinder Mahal confronted Orton, which led to Roode hitting both Mahal and Orton with the Glorious DDT.

The SmackDown Tag Team Championship also ended in a no contest after the Bludgeon Brothers interrupted the duel between The Usos and The New Day.

Harper and Rowan laid waste on both teams, lastly powerbombing Xavier Woods to the steel steps as their exclamation point.

Nakamura bested Rusev after connecting with a pair of Kinshasas in the night’s curtain-raiser.

Carmella and Natalya beat the pair of Becky Lynch and Naomi after the women’s Money in the Bank winner connected with a superkick on Lynch.

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In the kickoff show, Tye Dillinger and Breezango trumped Shelton Benjamin, Chad Gable, and Mojo Rawley in a six-man tag action after Dillinger nailed Rawley with a superkick and a knee to the face.

TAGS: AJ Styles, Asuka, Charlotte Flair, John Cena, Kevin Owens, Sami Zayn, Shinsuke Nakamura, wrestling, WWE

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