WWE Fast Lane Recap: Goldberg is the new Universal Champion!

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We are officially on the road to WrestleMania as WWE Fast Lane took place from the BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Below are the results from the RAW exclusive PPV Fast Lane.

Samoa Joe vs. Sami Zayn

Joe took control early on in the match as he worked on the legs of Zayn and applied a key lock. Zayn fired up and made his comeback by delivering an impressive Blue Thunder Bomb. Joe recovered and landed a boot then followed up with a senton for a two count. Joe continues the attack with straight jab as Zayn falls to the mat but played possum and caught Joe with an inside cradle.

Finish comes with Zayn coming off the top turnbuckle attempting a Helluva kick but Joe countered by delivering a uranage. Joe applies the kokina clutch and submits Zayn.

Winner: Samoa Joe

Not a show-stealing match but a good match to open the show. Smart booking which made Joe look very strong heading into WrestleMania.

RAW Tag Titles: Karl Anderson & Luke Gallows vs. Enzo & Big Cass

Highlights include Cass press slamming Enzo onto Anderson and Gallows on the floor. Anderson catches Enzo with a bicycle and the running boot of doom. Enzo finally tags in Big Cass and delivers a stinger splashes to Anderson. Cass hits the Empire Elbow to Anderson and then sends Gallows off the apron with a big boot.

Finish comes with Cass and Enzo deliver the Bada Boom Shaka Laka to Anderson but Gallows makes the save. Anderson delivers a knee to Enzo and gets the win. Enzo had his foot on the bottom rope but Gallows knocks it off right at the count of three.

Winner: Anderson & Gallows retain Raw tag team titles.

Sasha Banks vs. Nia Jax

As expected Jax took control of Banks early on in the match. Banks jumps on the back of Jax and applies a rear-naked choke but Jax counters by running her into the corner. The crowds energy picks up went Banks dropped Jax and applied a Bank Statement for a submission tease but Jax powers out.

Finish comes with Jax recovering and delivering a leg drop to the back of Banks. Jax lifts her up but Banks countered with a O’Conor roll and gets the win.

Winner: Sasha Banks

During the WWE Fast Lane pre-show tag team partners Rusev and Jinder Mahal argued backstage. Raw General Manager Mick Foley said both Rusev and Mahal will have single matches.

Cesaro vs. Jinder Mahal

Highlights came with Cesaro delivering the the Swiss-1–9 and a high cross for a two-count. Finish came with Mahal getting distracted with Rusev on the floor as Cesaro recovered pressed Mahal into the air and delivered an uppercut for the win.

Winner: Cesaro

Big Show vs. Rusev

Big Show delivered three choke slams to Rusev as the crowd cheered. Big Show finished Rusev off with a Knockout punch. 

Winner: Big Show

Austin Aires joined Michael Cole and Corey Graves on commentary for the next match. Before the match, WWE showcased an Austin Aires highlight package.

WWE Cruiserweight Championship Match: Neville vs. Jack Gallagher

Highlights include Neville delivering a missile dropkick to Gallagher. Gallagher came back and delivered a belly-to-back suplex from the top.

Neville came back with his own snap German suplex to Gallagher. Neville delivered a Phoenix splash off the second turnbuckle for a near fall. Gallagher recovered and delivered two big head butts for a near fall.

Finish came with Neville delivering a superkick to Gallagher at the edge of the apron, but Gallagher recovers and delivers another head butt. Neville delivers a suplex to Gallagher off the top and finishes him off with the Red Arrow.

Winner: Neville retains the WWE Cruiserweight title.

A very good match as the crowd was energetic for this match. 

The New Day come out with a mini freezer with New Day Pops as Big E began to sing Randy Orton’s theme song. New Day basically came out to build hype and to promote that they will have ice cream at WrestleMania.

Roman Reigns vs. Braun Strowman

Highlights include Stroman controlling Reigns early on in the match with a rear chin lock. Both men fight on the floor as Reigns sends Strowman into the post. Strowman recovers and counters the Drive By and sends Reigns into the post.

Reigns recovers and delivers the Drive By, then sprints to Strowman but is caught as Strowman powerslams Reigns through the announcer’s desk as the crowd picked up.
Both men return to the ring as Reigns delivers the spear but Strowman kicked out. Reigns then delivers a pair of superman punches and then went for the spear but runs right into Strowman’s fist.

Finish comes with Stroman going for a splash off the top rope but missed as Reigns delivered a spear for the win.

Winner: Roman Reigns

Mick Foley caught up with Samoa Joe backstage and asked him not to interfere in the WWE Universal Championship match between Kevin Owens and Bill Goldberg.

WWE Raw Women’s Championship Match: Bayley vs. Charlotte

Highlights include Bayley going for a Bayley-to-belly suplex early on in the match but Charlotte countered by grabbing the ropes. Charlotte recovers by delivering a moonsault and a senton for a two count.

Bayley recovers by delivering a belly-to-back suplex then follows up with a top rope huracanrana and follows that up with a top rope elbow drop but Charlotte kicks out. Charlotte recovers by delivering the Natural Selection but Bayley kicks out.

Charlotte then tossed Bayley to the floor. Charlotte climbed to the top rope but Sasha ran down to ringside and stopped her. Bayley delivered a Bayley-to-belly to Charlotte on the outside.

Finish came with Charlotte hooking the tights of Bayley but Banks yelled at the referee to stop the count. Bayley delivered the Bayley-to-belly suplex for the win and ends Charlotte’s undefeated streak in PPV matches.

Winner: Bayley retains the WWE Raw Women’s championship

Was a good match that had a very flat finish and not a great way to end Charlotte’s undefeated streak in PPV matches.

WWE Universal Championship Match: Kevin Owens vs. Bill Goldberg

The WWE Universe was cheering very loudly for Goldberg during his entrance and introduction. Before the match began Owens exits the rings and continues to stalls by ringside.

Owens enters the ring but right before the match begins Chris Jericho’s music hits for a huge reaction. Owens gets distracted as the bell rings, Goldberg delivers the spears and then hits the jackhammer on Owens for the win.

Winner: Goldberg wins the WWE Universal title.

Overall: It was a decent show as Goldberg looked strong heading into his match with Brock Lesnar. WWE also booked Reigns and Joe look quite strong heading into WrestleMania.

Rating: 5.5 out of 10