WWE Fastlane 2018
March 11, 2018
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Transcription by Josh Lopez
First Match: Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Rusev w/Aiden English
Test of strength in the center of the ring. Rusev applies a waist lock. Rusev with a Judo Throw for a one count. Rusev applies a front facelock. Nakamura transitions into a waist lock. Rusev responds with a wrist lock. Rusev has Nakamura in a side headlock. Rusev drops Nakamura with a shoulder tackle. Nakamura leapfrogs over Rusev. Rusev dodges a leg lariat from Nakamura. Nakamura with a Muay Thai Knee Strike to Rusev. Following a snap mare takeover, Nakamura delivers a Knee Drop for a two count. Rusev is throwing haymakers at Nakamura. Rusev applies a wrist lock. Nakamura with a side headlock Rusev. Rusev backs Nakamura into the ropes. Nakamura is trying to play mind games with Rusev. Nakamura tells Rusev to bring it.
Rusev rolls himself out of the ring. Rusev is regaining his composure on the outside. Nakamura finally brings the attack to Rusev. Nakamura places Rusev on the ring apron. Nakamura lands a Guillotine Knee Drop. Nakamura rolls Rusev back into the ring. Rusev runs through Nakamura with a Body Avalanche. Rusev kicks Nakamura out of the ring. Rusev whips Nakamura back first to the ringside barricade. Rusev rams Nakamura’s back across the apron. Rusev with the cover for a two count. Rusev stomps on Nakamura’s shoulder blades. Rusev applies a Sleeper Hold. Nakamura creates distance with back elbow smashes. Nakamura locks in the Heel Hook. Rusev crawls to the middle rope to create separation.
Rusev with a Swinging Side Slam for a two count. Rusev is wearing down Nakamura in the center of the ring. Rusev and Nakamura are trading knee strikes. Nakamura ducks a clothesline from Rusev. Nakamura drops Rusev with a Running Knee. Nakamura with roundhouse kicks across the chest of Rusev. Nakamura decks Rusev with a Jumpinng Enzuigiri. Nakamura places Rusev on the top turnbuckle. Nakamura with a Corner Knee Strike for a two count. Nakamura locks in a Guillotine Choke. Rusev connects with a Fallaway Slam. Nakamura responds with a Forearm Smash. Rusev levels Nakamura with a Pop Up Knee Strike.
Rusev follows that with a High Leg Lariat for a two count. Rusev goes for The Machka Kick, but Nakamura counters with a Throat Punch. Nakamura with an Axe Kick to Rusev. Rusev side steps Nakamura into the turnbuckles. Rusev rolls Nakamura for a two count. Rusev goes for The Accolade, but Nakamura rolls him over for a two count. Nakamura with a Spinning Heel Kick to Rusev. Nakamura goes for The Kinshasa, but Rusev counters with a Machka Kick for a two count. Rusev sets up for The Accolade. Nakamura crawls under Rusev. Nakamura lays out Rusev with Two Kinshasa’s to pickup the victory.
Winner: Shinsuke Nakamura via Pinfall
Second Match: Bobby Roode (c) vs. Randy Orton For The WWE United States Championship
Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Roode applies a waist lock. Orton reverses the hold. Roode transitions into a wrist lock. Orton drop toe holds Roode to the canvas. Orton applies a front facelock. This leads us to a stand off in the center of the ring. Orton applies a side headlock. Orton drops Roode with a shoulder tackle. Orton poses for the Columbus Crowd. Roode responds with a shoulder tackle of his own. Back to the collar and elbow tie up. Roode applies a side headlock. Roode delivers another shoulder tackle. Orton decks Roode with a back elbow smash. Roode is regaining his stamina in the corner. Orton with a side headlock to Roode. Roode backs Orton into the turnbuckles. Orton uppercuts Roode. Roode responds with a knife edge chop. Orton ducks a clothesline from Roode. Orton goes for the RKO, but Roode rolls himself out of the ring.
Roode now has Orton in a side headlock. Orton backs Roode into the turnbuckles. Roode slaps Orton in the chest. Orton responds with a uppercut. Roode kicks Orton in the gut. Roode goes for The Glorious DDT, but Orton rolls himself out of the ring. Orton is trying to regain his composure on the outside. Jinder Mahal is watching the match from the backstage area. Third collar and elbow tie up of the match. Orton kicks the left knee of Roode. Orton dumps Roode sternum first on the top rope for a one count. Orton with shots to the midsection of Roode. Orton whips Roode back first to the turnbuckles. Roode explodes out of the corner with a Running Lariat for a two count.
Roode stomps the back of Orton’s shoulder. Roode with a knee drop for a two count. Roode applies a rear chin lock. Orton creates distance with multiple haymakers. Orton with a Vertical Suplex. Straight right hands from Orton. Roode brings his lighting quick offense to Orton. Roode with a Neck Breaker for a two count. Roode lands a Flying Clothesline. Roode kicks Orton in the gut. Roode goes for The Glorious DDT, but Orton rolls him over for a two count. Orton with multiple lariats to Roode. Orton PowerSlams Roode. Orton goes for the IEDDT, but Roode counters with a Back Body Drop. Orton whips Roode head off the top rope. Roode kicks Orton in the jaw. Roode delivers a BlockBuster for a two count. Orton launches Roode to the apron. Orton kicks Roode in the chest. Orton connects with the IEDDT.
Orton sets up for The RKO. Roode kicks Orton in the gut. Roode goes for a Sunset Flip, but Orton turns him over for a two count. Roode clotheslines Orton over the top rope. Orton deposits Roode back first on the ringside barricade. Orton rolls Roode back into the ring. Orton with the lateral press for a two count. Orton places Roode on the top turnbuckle. Orton is dishing out multiple haymakers in the corner. Roode goes for a Sunset Flip PowerBomb, but Orton blocks it.
Roode with a Signature PowerBomb for a two count. Orton responds with a SuperPlex for a two count. Roode and Orton are trading back and forth shots. Orton with a series of uppercuts to Roode. Roode with a BackSlide Cover for a two count. Orton side steps the Glorious DDT. Orton goes for the RKO, but Roode counters with a SpineBuster for a two count. Roode levels Orton with a Big Boot. Roode goes for a Flying Clothesline, but Orton counters with a RKO to pickup the victory. After the match, Jinder Mahal makes his way to the ring. Jinder repeatedly stomps on Orton’s chest. Roode lays out Orton and Jinder with Two Glorious DDT.
Winner: New WWE United States Champion, Randy Orton via Pinfall
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Third Match: Becky Lynch & Naomi vs. Carmella & Natalya
Becky and Carmella will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Becky with a quick cover for a one count. Becky shoves Carmella. Becky goes for the Dis-Arm-Her, but Carmella immediately heads to the bottom rope. Carmella brings Becky to the corner. Carmella tags in Natalya. Natalya with a Snap Vertical Suplex. Natalya steps on Becky’s stomach. Becky lands a deep arm drag. Becky tags in Naomi. Following Stereo Snap Mare TakeOvers, Naomi kicks Natalya in the back. Naomi delivers a Sliding Slap for a two count. Naomi applies a rear chin lock. Natalya gets back to a vertical base.
Naomi kicks the hamstring of Natalya. Natalya side steps Naomi into the turnbuckles. Naomi with a Running HeadScissors TakeOver. Natalya responds with a SlingShot Atomic Drop. Natalya goes for a Basement Dropkick, but Naomi counters with a Modified Stunner. Naomi knocks Carmella off the ring apron. Natalya with a SitOut PowerBomb for a two count. Natalya bounces Naomi’s head on the top turnbuckle. Natalya tags in Carmella. Natalya and Carmella drives Naomi’s head to the canvas. Natalya wants the Columbus Crowd to shut up.
Carmella repeatedly stomps on Naomi’s chest in the corner. Carmella moonwalks. Carmella connects with a Bronco Buster for a two count. Carmella face washes Naomi. Carmella applies a rear chin lock. Naomi creates distance with multiple bodyshots. Naomi goes for a BodySlam, but Carmella lands back on her feet. Carmella with the Edge-O-Matic to Naomi. Carmella cuts the ring in half. Carmella tags in Natalya. Following a snap mare takeover, Natalya applies a rear chin lock. Natalya drives Naomi back first into the turnbuckles. Natalya tags in Carmella.
Carmella locks The Upside Down. Carmella relentlessly attacks the back of Naomi. Carmella decks Naomi with a Running Knee Strike for a two count. Carmella tags in Natalya. Naomi with a Shoulder Block to Carmella. Natalya goes for a Back Body Drop, but Naomi lands back on her feet. Naomi makes the hot tag to Becky. Becky with multiple lariats to Natalya. Becky drops Natalya with a Leg Lariat. Becky follows that with a Bexploder Suplex. Becky creates distance with a forearm smash. Becky lands a Missile Dropkick. Natalya tags in Carmella. Becky with a spinning heel kick to the midsection of Carmella. Carmella responds with a JawBreaker. Becky tags in Naomi.
Naomi decks Carmella with a Jumping Enzuigiri. Naomi with a Sunset Flip for a two count. Naomi goes for the Rear View, but Carmella ducks out of the way. Naomi levels Carmella with a RoundHouse Kick. Naomi tags in Becky. Becky with a Flying Leg Drop for a two count. Natalya throws Naomi out of the ring. Carmella side steps Becky into the turnbuckles. Becky with a Back Elbow Smash to Carmella. Becky is distracted by Natalya. Carmella connects with The Whirly Bird HeadScissors for a two count. Carmella knocks Naomi off the ring apron. Natalya uses the Money in the Bank Briefcase as a diversion. Carmella SuperKicks Becky to pickup the victory.
Winner: Carmella & Natalya via Pinfall
Fourth Match: The Usos (c) vs. The New Day w/Big E For The WWE SmackDown Live Tag Team Championship
Xavier Woods and Jimmy Uso will start things off. Quick haymaker exchange in the center of the ring. Jimmy uppercuts Woods. Jey makes a bling tag. Jimmy kicks Woods in the chest. Woods ducks a clothesline from Jimmy. Woods goes for a Discus Forearm Smash, but Jey counters with a SuperKick. Jey HeadButts Woods. The Usos with The Unicorn Stampede to Woods. Jimmy with a Shoulder Block to Woods. Jey follows that with a Leaping Forearm Smash for a two count. Jey applies a rear chin lock. Woods gets back to a vertical base. Woods lands a deep arm-drag. Woods crawls under Jey. Woods tags in Kofi.
Kofi with a SpringBoard Clothesline to Jey. Kofi is dishing out multiple throat thrusts. Kofi dropkicks Jey. Kofi with a Leaping Lariat. Kofi hits The New Day Boom Drop. Kofi goes for the Trouble In Paradise, but Jey blocks it. Jey decks Kofi with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Jey tags in Jimmy. Jey goes for a Running Stinkface, but Kofi counters with a Standing Double Foot Stomp. Kofi clotheslines Jimmy over the top rope. Kofi with a Running Stinkface to Jey. Jimmy clotheslines Kofi. Jimmy thrust kicks the midsection of Kofi. Jimmy follows that with a uppercut. Jimmy with a Pop Up Samoan Drop to Woods. Jimmy with a Leaping Lariat to Kofi. Jimmy connects with a Uso Boom Drop for a two count.
Jimmy continues to mock The New Day. Jimmy goes for the Trouble In Paradise, but Kofi ducks out of the way. The Usos with The Midnight Hour for a two count. Jey is yelling at the referee. Kofi sends Jey crashing face first to the steel ring post. Kofi tags in Woods. Woods ducks a clothesline from Jey. Woods knocks Jimmy off the ring apron. Jey SuperKicks Woods. Woods responds with a Discus Forearm Smash. Woods brings The SuperKick Party to The Usos. Kofi lands The Uso Splash for a two count. Kofi tags in Woods. Jimmy launches Kofi off the top turnbuckle pad. Jimmy dumps Woods out of the ring. The Usos takes out The New Day with Stereo Dives. The Bludgeon Brothers makes their way to the ringside area.
The referee calls for the bell. Harper with a Big Boot to Big E. Harper kicks Kofi in the ribs. Rowan sends Jey shoulder first to the steel ring steps. Harper lays out Jimmy with The Winds of Change. Stereo Boots to Woods. The Bludgeon Brothers connects with a Double Vertical Suplex on the floor. Rowan follows that with a Back Body Drop to Kofi. Rowan lays out Big E with a Running Crossbody Block. Harper PowerSlams Jimmy. Harper slaps Rowan in the face. Rowan bodyslams Harper on top of The Usos. Rowan continues the onslaught with a Running Splash. Rowan grabs the Rubber Mallets. Harper cross checks Jey over the ringside barricade. The Bludgeon Brothers plants Woods with a Double Crucifix PowerBomb on the steel ring step.
Match Result: No-Contest, but still WWE SmackDown Live Tag Team Champions, The Usos
AJ Styles & Shinsuke Nakamura Backstage Segment:
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Fifth Match: Charlotte Flair (c) w/Becky Lynch & Naomi vs. Ruby Riott w/The Riott Squad For The WWE SmackDown Live Women’s Championship
Ruby applies a waist lock. Ruby goes for The Riott Kick, but Charlotte ducks out of the way. Back to the collar and elbow tie up. Ruby with a side headlock takeover to Charlotte. Ruby fights out of the Figure Four Leg Lock. Ruby applies a wrist lock. Charlotte reverses the hold. Ruby tugs on Charlotte’s hair. Ruby clotheslines Charlotte. Ruby applies a side headlock. Charlotte with a Fallaway Slam. Ruby kicks Charlotte in the chest. Ruby locks in the Sleeper Hold. Charlotte tackles Ruby out of the ring. Charlotte repeatedly whips Ruby back first to the ringside barricade. Charlotte rolls Ruby back into the ring. Liv Morgan and Sarah Logan arrives much to the dismay of Charlotte.
Ruby drops Charlotte with The Riott Kick for a two count. Ruby is favoring her eye. We have an even playing field as Becky Lynch and Naomi makes their way to the ringside area. Ruby transitions into a ground and pound attack. Ruby with a Snap Vertical Suplex to Charlotte. Charlotte responds with a SlingShot Suplex. Ruby thrust kicks the midsection of Charlotte. Ruby drives Charlotte face first to the middle turnbuckle. Ruby with a Stage Dive Senton for a two count. Ruby dumps Charlotte’s head on the canvas. Ruby applies a bridging straight jacket hold. Ruby connects with an STO for a two count. Ruby goes for another Stage Dive Senton, but Charlotte gets her knees up in the air.
Charlotte side steps Ruby into the turnbuckles. Charlotte with a Draping Neck Breaker to Ruby. Ruby sends Charlotte crashing to the outside. Ruby goes for a Suicide Dive, but Charlotte catches her in mid-air. Charlotte with an Exploder Suplex on the floor. Charlotte lands a MoonSault off the ringside barricade. Charlotte with the lateral press for a two count. Charlotte with a single leg takedown to Ruby. Charlotte decks Ruby with a Jumping Knee Strike. Charlotte follows that with a Big Boot. Ruby responds with a Forearm Smash in the corner. Ruby delivers an Avalanche Hurricanrana for a two count. Ruby and Charlotte are trading knife edge chops.
Charlotte with a BackBreaker/FlatLiner Combination. Ruby drop toe holds Charlotte into the middle turnbuckle. The Riott Squad are attacking Charlotte behind the referee’s back. Referee Mike Chioda ejects Becky, Naomi and The Riott Squad from the ringside area. Charlotte with a Belly to Back Suplex to Ruby. Charlotte levels Ruby with another Big Boot. Ruby responds with the Inside Cradle for a two count. Charlotte blocks the Reverse Hurricanrana. Charlotte catapults Ruby face first to the top turnbuckle pad. Charlotte Spears Ruby. Charlotte locks in the Figure Eight which forces Ruby to tap out.
Winner: Still WWE SmackDown Live Women’s Champion, Charlotte Flair via Submission
Charlotte Flair & Asuka Segment:
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Sixth Match: AJ Styles (c) vs. John Cena vs. Kevin Owens vs. Sami Zayn vs. Dolph Ziggler vs. Baron Corbin in a Six Pack Challenge For The WWE Championship
Cena starts things off with a series of Attitude Adjustments. Cena tells Styles to bring it. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Cena applies a side headlock. Cena drops Styles with a shoulder tackle. Styles kicks Cena in the hamstring. Styles and Cena are trading back and forth shots. Cena ducks a clothesline from Styles. Cena goes for the Attitude Adjustment, but Styles lands back on his feet. Styles kicks Cena in the gut. Cena blocks The Styles Clash. Cena sends Styles to the ring apron. Cena is getting mollywhopped in the center of the ring.
Owens and Ziggler throws Cena out of the ring. Ziggler and Zayn are double teaming Corbin. Owens with a straight right hand to Styles. Corbin attacks Styles from behind. Corbin drives Styles rib first to the barricade. Corbin with a Forearm Smash to Owens. Corbin rolls Styles back into the ring. Corbin sends Owens crashing into the ringside barricade. Styles rolls Corbin over for a two count. Styles lowers the rope which sends Corbin crashing to the outside. Styles with a Victory Roll to Zayn for a two count. Styles chucks Zayn out of the ring. Owens kicks Styles in the gut. Owens goes for a Pop Up PowerBomb, but Styles counters with a Victory Roll for a two count.
Styles ducks a clothesline from Owens. Styles with a SitOut FaceBuster. Styles thrust kicks the midsection of Corbin. Styles delivers a Sliding Forearm Smash. Styles follows that with a Ushigoroshi to Ziggler. Zayn goes for a Helluva Kick, but Styles counters with a Big Boot. Styles lands a MoonSault Neck Breaker for a two count. Styles launches Owens to the ring apron. Owens with a big haymaker to Styles. Owens and Styles are exchanging blows on the top turnbuckle. Styles goes for a SuperPlex, but Owens counters with a HeadButt. Corbin tosses Styles out of the ring. Corbin with a Big Boot to Zayn. Cena clotheslines Corbin. Ziggler drops Cena with a Leaping DDT. Owens connects with a Frog Splash for a two count.
Following a long forearm exchange, Styles levels Owens with a Pele Kick. Styles goes for The Styles Clash, but Owens counters with a Back Body Drop. Corbin with a ChokeSlam BackBreaker to Owens. Ziggler responds with The Zig Zag. Cena with Two Shoulder Tackles to Ziggler. Cena follows that with Two Spinning Side Slams. Cena lands The Double Five Knuckle Shuffle. Cena goes for an Attitude Adjustment, but Ziggler counters with a Famouser for a two count. Ziggler goes for a SuperKick, but Cena counters with the STF. Styles breaks the submission hold. Styles kicks Cena in the gut. Styles connects with The Styles Clash for a two count. Zayn transitions into a ground and pound attack.
Corbin with a knee lift to Zayn. Zayn rams his shoulders into the midsection of Corbin. Zayn bounces Corbin’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Corbin knocks Zayn off the ring apron with a KO Punch. Corbin with an Inside Out Lariat to Owens. Corbin follows that with Deep Six. Corbin dumps Ziggler sternum first on the canvas. Corbin goes for End of Days, but Ziggler lands back on his feet. Ziggler side steps Corbin out of the ring. Corbin launches Ziggler over the ringside barricade. Corbin and Ziggler are brawling in the crowd. Ziggler tackles Corbin through a hockey board.
Owens clears the english announce table. Owens is talking smack to Styles. Styles decks Owens with a Jumping Enzuigiri. Styles clotheslines Zayn into the time keepers area. Cena delivers an Attitude Adjustment through the announce table. Owens kicks Cena in the jaw. Zayn clotheslines Cena. Cena wisely rolls himself out of the ring. Zayn is laying down for Owens. Owens goes for the cover, but Zayn counters with an inside cradle for a two count. Owens and Zayn engages in rockers punches. Zayn with a ground and pound attack to Owens. Owens launches Zayn back first to the ringside barricade. Owens goes for an Apron PowerBomb, but Zayn counters with a Back Body Drop. Zayn is talking smack to Shane McMahon.
Owens inadvertently takes out Shane with a SuperKick. Zayn connects with a Ring Post Tornado DDT. Zayn rolls Owens back into the ring. Zayn goes for a Helluva Kick, but Owens counters with a SuperKick. Owens with a Pop Up PowerBomb to Ziggler. Owens with the lateral press, but Shane drags the referee out of the ring. Zayn clocks Owens with The Helluva Kick. Zayn suffers the same consequence. Corbin cleans house with a steel ring step. Cena kicks Corbin in the gut. Cena lays out Corbin with an Attitude Adjustment on the ring step for a two count. Cena throws the ring step at Ziggler. Ziggler SuperKicks Cena. Cena responds with an Attitude Adjustment. Cena goes for the Roll Through Adjustment, but Owens gets in the way. Owens drops Cena with The Pop Up PowerBomb. Styles lands The Phenomenal Forearm to pickup the victory.
Winner: Still WWE Champion, AJ Styles via Pinfall
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