Since 2015, WWE has run the Fastlane pay-per-view event. It is designed as one of, if not the final stop before WrestleMania, the biggest show of the year. In previous years, some big matches have gone down. Daniel Bryan battled Roman Reigns in 2015 to determine who would face Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania. Reigns, Lesnar, and Dean Ambrose went to war in the 2016 edition. In 2017, Goldberg returned to capture the WWE Universal Championship from Kevin Owens and last year saw six of the top Smackdown stars compete for the WWE Championship.
This year, the event has some of the most intriguing matchups in its history. The WWE Championship picture has been a bit confusing in the weeks leading up to the show. At Elimination Chamber, veteran star Kofi Kingston stole the show and the fan’s hearts by coming so close to dethroning Daniel Bryan. He then pinned Bryan on Smackdown Live! to earn the title shot. However, Vince McMahon shocked the world by replacing Kingston with the returning Kevin Owens in a surprising move.
Last fall, Roman Reigns announced that he had leukemia. He had to relinquish the WWE Universal Title and we didn’t know if we’d ever see him in action again. However, Reigns recently came out and said he was in remission. Not only that, but he was returning to the ring. Reigns recruited Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins to put their differences aside and reform The Shield for what may be the last time. Their big return match is at Fastlane against Baron Corbin, Bobby Lashley, and Drew McIntyre.
The women’s side of the show is currently set to feature three matches. Becky Lynch and Charlotte renew their rivalry with massive implications. A win for Lynch adds her to the big WrestleMania clash between Charlotte and Ronda Rousey. There’s Bayley and Sasha Banks, who made history at Elimination Chamber when they bested five other teams to become the first ever WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions. The Samoan Slaughterhouse, consisting of Nia Jax and Tamina, get the first title shot. Meanwhile, Asuka is set to defend her WWE Smackdown Women’s Championship against Mandy Rose. Asuka has only been beaten by three women in her near four-year career with the WWE. Charlotte Flair, Carmella, and Rose. That win by Rose earned her this opportunity.
Check below to see all the information you’ll need heading into Fastlane.
Date: Sunday, March 10, 2019
Kickoff Show Start Time: 6 p.m. EST
Main Show Start Time: 7 p.m. EST
Channel: WWE Network/Pay-Per-View
Location: Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio
WWE Fastlane Date & Time
WWE Fastlane is scheduled for Sunday, March 10, 2019. The Kickoff Show begins at 6 p.m. EST. It is available on the WWE Network app, while also being totally free on Facebook, YouTube, and other streaming platforms. At 7 p.m. EST, the main show starts on your local pay-per-view provider and the WWE Network. If you don’t already have it, you can sign up for the WWE Network and utilize their 30-day free trial. After that is up, the service is just $9.99 per month and is available on Apple platforms, Google Play, most smart TVs, and Amazon services.
WWE Fastlane Location
The Quicken Loans Arena is located in downtown Cleveland, Ohio right across the street from Progressive Field. It is home to the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers, the AHL’s Lake Erie Monsters, and the AFL’s Cleveland Gladiators. Formerly known as the Gund Arena, WWE has been running events there for more than twenty years. That includes SummerSlam 1996, Invasion, Survivor Series 2004, TLC 2014, and even Fastlane 2016. The arena holds 20,562 spectators.
WWE Fastlane Match Card
- Andrade vs. Rey Mysterio (Kickoff Show)
- WWE Raw Tag Team Championship: The Revival (c) vs. Aleister Black and Ricochet vs. Bobby Roode and Chad Gable
- Baron Corbin, Bobby Lashley, and Drew McIntyre vs. The Shield
- WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship: The Boss-n-Hug Connection (c) vs. The Samoan Slaughterhouse
- Becky Lynch vs. Charlotte
- WWE Smackdown Tag Team Championship: The Usos (c) vs. The Miz and Shane McMahon
- WWE Smackdown Women’s Championship: Asuka (c) vs. Mandy Rose
- WWE Championship: Daniel Bryan (c) vs. Kevin Owens