The WWE Fastlane PPV is on this Sunday and it's the final stop until WrestleMania 33 in April. A lot of matches have been scheduled for this RAW exclusive PPV and everyone is fighting for a spot for the biggest wrestling event of 2017.
We're going to have a rundown of the entire card and predict who might win this Sunday. Since this is professional wrestling, there is likely to be a lot of false finishes. Many of the matches are unlikely to have clean winners.
Sami Zayn vs. Samoa Joe: I don't think I have to say much about this match. Samoa Joe is going to completely destroy Sami Zayn. WWE (especially Triple H) want to keep Samoa Joe looking like a huge monster. Booking him to lose won't do him in favors. Sami Zayn might put up a good fight, but Joe is expected to get a clean victory here.
Sasha Banks vs. Nia Jax: This match is similar to the one above. You have a huge Samoan going up against a smaller internet favorite. Again, WWE is booking Nia Jax to be an unstoppable monster and it would hurt her credibility losing to someone that is half her size. I have Nia Jax winning this one easily too.
Raw Women's Championship Match - Bayley (c) vs. Charlotte: WWE seems to be adamant on making Charlotte (daughter of Ric Flair) a 16 time champion. She's already won the Women's title four times in the span of just over one year. Not to mention the company loves to make her win every single PPV. Charlotte is winning this match if we are to believe past booking decisions. Charlotte may finally lose probably at WrestleMania 33.
Raw Tag-Team Championship Match - Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson (c) vs. Enzo Amore and Big Cass: This is arguably the weakest match on the entire card. Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson have been booked like losers and have lost their credibility since joining the WWE. This is not a knock on them, but on the WWE creative team. As for Enzo and Big Cass, fans have started to turn on them. Fans are getting tired of their weekly promos and have finally figured out they're not good in-ring performers. I expect this match to have no decisive winner as Sheamus and Cesaro will interfere to spice things up for WrestleMania 33.
WWE Crusierweight Championship - Neville (c) vs. Jack Gallagher: Neville has been booked strong ever since he turned heel and has been riding a lot of momentum. I don't see Neville losing this early in his title run. Jack Gallagher is a popular act, although he's seen more as a comedy wrestler than a legit contender. I feel Neville will get the clean victory by beating the hell out of Gallagher.
Roman Reigns vs. Braun Strowman: Two of Vince McMahon's favorite wrestlers. It's hard to predict a winner since McMahon loves both of them and doesn't want any of them to lose. Both men have been booked to be monsters and they rarely lose matches. I predict that The Undertaker will interfere in this match to get revenge on Roman Reigns for eliminating him at the Royal Rumble. This means Strowman could win thanks to The Undertaker, or the match has no winner due to interference.
WWE Universal Championship - Kevin Owens (c) vs. Goldberg: Kevin Owens is a great wrestler and talker, but his title reign has been lackluster. He's been booked to be a chicken heel and has needed help from Chris Jericho or others to win matches for him. However now that he's no longer friends with Chris Jericho, Owens is losing this Sunday. I expect Jericho to distract Owens and Goldberg will beat him for the title in less than 2 minutes.
As Owens runs backstage to get revenge on Jericho, I predict the PPV will end when Lesnar runs into the ring to F-5 Goldberg. Lesnar will then hold up the WWE Universal Championship to set up what is expected to be the main event of WrestleMania 33.
Wanna read more on this? Check these out: WWE Payback 2017 Full Match Card Predictions (more); Biopic Movie Based On WWE's Vince McMahon Is In The Works (more); The WWE Has To Carefully Plan Jinder Mahal's Main Event Push In Today's Landscape (more); WWE Injury Alert: The Revival's Dash Wilder Out For Several Weeks (more).
And here are some more related articles: Kurt Angle Suggests WWE Should Turn Roman Reigns Heel (more); WWE Raw And Smackdown Rosters Change As Wrestlers Move Shows (more); Brock Lesnar Is The Highest Paid WWE Superstar Despite Only Working Part-Time (more).