WWE Fastlane 2015 predictions
WWE Tag Team Champions The Usos vs. Cesaro & Tyson Kidd
I just don’t see how The Usos leave WWE Fastlane with their WWE Tag Team Titles. The twin brothers have been suffering loss after loss of late, including a couple to the No. 1 contenders themselves. On the flipside, Cesaro & Kidd are on such a hot streak that it seems like a WWE Tag Title win isn’t just a prediction, it’s a fact.
WINNERS: Cesaro & Tyson Kidd
Divas Champion Nikki Bella vs. Paige
Paige has a hard reality to face: She is all alone and has no friends to help her out. Nikki will have Brie at ringside to bail her out of any trouble, which has proven to be a winning formula for the champion and, sadly, will again on Sunday.
WINNER: Nikki Bella
Dolph Ziggler, Ryback & Erick Rowan vs. Seth Rollins, Kane & Big Show
This is quite possibly the hardest match to call of the event. On one side, you have a unified Dolph Ziggler, Ryback & Erick Rowan going up against a dysfunctional Kane and Big Show, with Seth Rollins set to be his team’s mediator. However, The Authority always seems to have something up its sleeves to secure victory.
WINNERS: Seth Rollins, Kane & Big Show
Goldust vs. Stardust
We WWE fans have waited a long time to see the Rhodes brothers do battle. Dustin “Goldust” Rhodes has held a combined 21 WCW and WWE championships, including two reigns with younger brother Cody “Stardust” Rhodes. If this match were to come to a conclusive end, I would expect the more experienced Goldust to win. However, what we will witness Sunday will be a fraternal fistfight that I expect to end in a double disqualification or count-out, resulting in a No Disqualification, No Count-Out rematch at WrestleMania.
Intercontinental Champion Bad News Barrett vs. Dean Ambrose
While the Bad News Bull Hammer is more than capable of knocking out the deranged Dean Ambrose, or anyone else for that matter, The Lunatic Fringe is just too hard to prepare for. Usually Ambrose isn’t concerned about winning or losing as long as he can wreak havoc on his opponents. However, with Ambrose’s unbalanced brain focused on beating Bad News Barrett for the championship, I think he’s both unstable … and unstoppable.
WINNER: Dean Ambrose
United States Champion Rusev vs. John Cena
Rusev has never been pinned or made to submit in WWE, and I think that is going to remain true following WWE Fastlane. However, I do not predict Rusev to be the winner of this contest either. Expect Rusev and Cena’s mutual disdain for one another to cause this match to spiral to the outside, where both men will forget the existence of a 10-count and draw in a chaotic brawl.
Roman Reigns vs. Daniel Bryan (Winner faces WWE World Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 31)
From what I’ve witnessed leading up to WWE Fastlane, I suspect we will see two individuals who will leave it all in the ring. This is going to be as good a battle as it gets. Daniel Bryan has arguably not missed a step since his return to in-ring action, while Roman Reigns continues to fire on all cylinders. A virtual coin toss for me to determine the winner … coin in the air … and it falls on the side of Bryan to win the match and go on to the main event of WrestleMania.
WINNER: Daniel Bryan