Just finished Fastlane. Ho boy. The PPV started of good with a match between Samoa Joe and Sami Zayn, though the ending was predictable. It also genuinely did something great for the Cruiserweight Division with the match of the night between Gentleman Jack Gallagher and Neville which was extremely good and put the division back into relevancy. It even got some "this is awesome" chants which is always a good thing. Both men looked excellent.
But boy did WWE waste a ton of things with the last there matches. First we got Reigns vs. Strowman. Strowman has been really impressive and can really move for a guy of his size. Tonight he tried a Helluva Kick and what appeared to me alike a Flying Headbutt off the top rope. Unfortunately both failed. Worse yet, Strowman hit his finisher on Reigns through an announce table, but right after when Reigns is rolled back into the ring for the cover Reigns just stands up and spears Strowman as if nothing had happened. Instead of Strowman being built and cemented into the main event scene, Reigns wins for no reason. I actually accepted this at first because the match itself was pretty decent but I don't really understand the reasons for the result.
Then we got Bailey vs. Charlotte. Bailey got the title a couple weeks ago on RAW. Why I don't know because it seemed early and looked to mirror again the Charlotte vs. Sasha Banks feud where Sasha kept winning the title at RAW and Charlotte got it back at PPV. It didn't help that the announcer kept talking up Charlotte's kind of really specific streak of being 16-0 at PPV matches either challenging for or defending the title. So of course instead of adding to that streak and firing it off at Wrestlemania with Charlotte losing the title, they spend this tonight and have Bailey win. I guess this is a swerve but why waste the much talked about Streak?
Finally we got Kevin Owens defending against Bill Goldberg. The match is about to start and Owens repeatedly goes outside the ring for the good old heel powder, one of his common tactics except usually he does it at the start of the match right after the bell rings. So finally Owens is ready when Jericho's music hits. Then the bell rings, Spear, Jackhammer, 1-2-3 and we got a 50 year old part timer as champion heading into Wrestlemania, because who the fuck needs current talent, right? Worse yet that part timer will defend against another part timer at mania. The result was kind of obvious once the match was set, but why set it in the first place? It wasn't even executed well. The Bell should have rung first and then Jericho's music should have hit. The only thing that is accomplished is adding more heat to the Owens/Jericho feud but that wasn't even necessary.
Overall, WWE shooting itself in the foot, the PPV.