Shield Reunion Sends Cleveland Fans Home Happy

Sheild Fastlane 2019Last Night, The Quicken Loans Arena in Downtown Cleveland hosted WWE Fastlane, the last stop on the road to WWE’s biggest show of the year, WrestleMania. The Main Event featured the reunion of one of WWE’s greatest trios of the last decade, The Shield, Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins, and Dean Ambrose. The event also featured six championship matches and a match that would change the fate of the main event of WrestleMania.

The event had a one hour Kickoff Show which featured Big E. & Xavier Woods representing The New Day defeating Shinsuke Nakamura & Rusev.

The event itself started strong as The Smackdown Tag Team Champions The Uso’s defeated Shane McMahon & Cleveland‘s own The Miz. After the match. Shane McMahon attacked The Miz and bullied his father to a chorus of boos.

Smackdown Women’s Champion Asuka pinned Mandy Rose after Rose tripped over the ring skirt that was lifted up by her partner Sonya Deville.

All three members of The New Day barged into The McMahon family dressing room asking Vince McMahon to put Kofi Kingston back in The WWE Championship Match. Vince McMahon announced the match would be a Triple Threat Match and told Kofi to get to the ring because the match was next.

Kofi Kingston came to the ring for his match. A production agent informed the ring announcer that the WWE Championship Match would be later and the upcoming match would be a handicapped match Kofi vs. Sheamus & Cesaro. The Bar dominated Kingston in a match that the majority of fans felt was boring.

The RAW Tag Team Champions The Revival defeated Bobby Roode & Chad Gable and Aleistar Black & Ricochet in a Triple Threat Match. Black & Ricochet laid all four men out after the match.

WWE U.S. Champion Samoa Joe defeated former champion R-Truth, Andrade, and Rey Mysterio in an outstanding Four Corner Match.

WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Sasha Banks & Bayley defeated Nia Jax & Tamina. After the match, the challengers attacked the champions as well as WWE Hall of Famer Beth Phoenix and her best friend Natalya

The WWE Championship Match was still a Triple Threat Match as WWE Champion Daniel Bryan defeated Kevin Owens…and Mustafa Ali to retain the Championship. The fans chanted for Kofi Kingston during the match, but the performance of the three men eventually won the crowd over

Becky Lynch defeated Charlotte Flair by Disqualification after RAW Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey ran down to the ring and hit Lynch with one punch allowing Lynch to compete against Rousey & Flair in a Triple Threat Match. This ending felt flat watching it live.

In the main event of the evening, The Shield defeated Drew McIntyre, Bobby Lashley, and Baron Corbin in an amazing six man tag. The Shield hit their trademark Triple Power Bomb on Corbin for the win.

WWE Fastlane was a solid event. The show had good matches with a couple questionable moments sprinkled in. The next WWE PPV is WrestleMania on Sunday April 7th from Metlife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey

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