In 2015, WWE is introducing a new PPV on the road to WrestleMania, Fastlane. Fastlane is taking the place of Elimination Chamber. The following are the predictions of Mr Main Event Brian Waters.
WWE Tag Team Championship Match
The Usos (C) vs Cesaro and Kidd
This match could go either way. The Usos had the best year of their careers in 2014. They dominated throughout the year after winning the tag titles prior to WrestleMania XXX. They held the titles for 202 days before losing them to Gold and Stardust. On the December 29th edition of Monday Night Raw the two would regain the titles from Miz nd Mizdow. Cesaro and Kidd have had their issues with the Usos, but their biggest issue seems to be Kidd’s wife Nattie. While Nattie has been seeking attention from her husband, it has costed Cesaro and Kidd a few matches. Naomi will be at ringside to keep Nattie out of the match, therefore this could go two ways. Nattie could cost the Usos the titles, which would lead them to a feud possibly going into WrestleMania. But I believe Nattie will cost the Cesaro and Kidd the titles causing a bigger rift between her and Kidd. I also believe this could lead them to a rematch at WrestleMania where Cesaro and Kidd could go over. Here is another point to think about, Rikishi will be inducted in the Hall of Fame, so if Cesaro and Kidd are victorious, it would be a nice touch for the Usos to win the titles back at WrestleMania.
My Prediction Usos win
WWE Divas Championship
Nikki Bella (C) vs Paige
Paige was just edged out of the Diva of the year by A.J. Lee, but since she has arrived to the main roster, she has been a force. Nikki Bella defeated A.J. to become the Divas champion at Survivor Series with the help of Brie. The reason Nikki was number one contender was because she received help from Brie who at the time was forced to be her personal assistant. Brie no longer has to be in the position, but she is choosing to do so. One can only wonder if she is picking her spot before she takes a stab at her sisters title. While Paige will be looking for vengeance, especially since the Bellas have been constantly making fun of her, including taking away her clothes, Brie will be there to cost Paige the match and then ultimately turn on her sister to set up a showdown between the Bella twins at WrestleMania XXXI.
My prediction Nikki Bella wins
Ryback, Eric Rowan, and Dolph Ziggler vs Seth Rollins, Big Show, and Kane
Since Team Cena defeated Team Authority at Survivor Series, Ryback, Eric Rowan and Dolph Ziggler have been on the Authority’s hit list. First, they were fired, then once they were brought back, their lives have been a living hell. Each time they are in a one on one match, the authority finds a way to get involved. At Fastlane, Ryback Rowan and Ziggler will find a way to finally overcome the Authority.
My prediction Ryback, Eric Rowan, and Dolph Ziggler.
Goldust vs Stardust
In 2012 Goldust lobbied on social media to wrestle Cody Rhodes at WrestleMania 28 in a Miami Street fight. As WrestleMania 29 approached, he stated that he no longer want to wrestle his brother. When he returned to the ring in 2013, the two teamed up and took on all comers. In October 2013, they defeated the Shield to become the new tag team champions. They held the titles through January before losing them to the New Age Outlaws. When Cody Rhodes made a transformation into Stardust, they found a new attitude and once again became tag team champions. After losing the titles, Goldust seemed to let it bother him. Instead of encouraging his brother, Stardust attacked on him. When their father, the American Dream Dusty Rhodes, made an attempt to reconcile them, Stardust simply told him, Cody is dead. This should be a brawl, but in the end Stardust will outsmart his brother in a way that these two will end it at WrestleMania.
My Prediction Stardust
Wade Barrett (C) vs Dean Ambrose
The night after the Royal Rumble, Monday Night Raw was scheduled live in Hartford, Connecticut, but it was canceled due to a blizzard. Ambrose went to the Arena, but since the show was canceled he walked to the WWE headquarters in Stamford. (1 hour drive) On that night, Ambrose decided he wanted his face to be a on a poster at the headquarters. In order to get this done, the Intercontinental title was a must for him. After weeks of chasing Barrett for a contract signature, finally Ambrose tied him to the ring post and forced Barrett to sign it. Ambrose who was always a lose cannon has raised it up a notch since the split of the Shield. Although Ambrose some epic matches to Rollins and Bray Wyatt, his payoff will be at Fastlane.
My Prediction Dean Ambrose
Special Face Off
Triple H & Sting
Triple H has made it very clear, there is nothing more important to him besides his family than the WWE. Sting has yet to say a word. This will be story telling at its finest. In the end, this will set up Sting vs Triple H at WrestleMania
My Prediction Sting vs Triple H at WrestleMania XXXI
Rusev (C) vs John Cena
This will be the biggest United States Championship Match in ages. Rusev has been the immovable object since his arrival to the main roster. He has yet to pinned or submitted. Now that Rusev has taken on all comers, who is left for him to solidify himself than John Cena. After Cena’s interview at the Royal Rumble fallout, Rusev made it his business to interrupt the 15 time WWE Champion. This match will be a dog fight, but we will see Rusev find someway to get himself disqualified in order to keep his US title.
Winner John Cena by Disqualification
Roman Reigns vs Daniel Bryan
The winner of the 2015 Royal Rumble, Roman Reigns has been a on the fast track to the main event since the split of the Shield. Reigns has said that he used to swimming with the sharks. Reigns will be giving up nearly 10 years of experience to his opponent Daniel Bryan. Bryan and the Yes Movement took over WWE which led to Bryan becoming the WWE World Heavyweight Champion at WrestleMania 30. Bryan was stripped of the title after being forced to the sidelines with a career threatening neck injury. In December, Bryan stated he would be back and vowed to win the Royal Rumble. After coming up short, Bryan reminded everyone that he never received a title shot. After earning a match against Reigns, he has showed a new attitude and proved to Reigns every week that his youth and size does not intimidate him. These two have not been able to gain the upper hand on each other and I do not think that will happen at Fastlane. Daniel Bryan will not be denied, and Roman Reigns will not be forced out of this match. This will lead to a double count out
My Prediction Double Count Out.