Fastlane 2019 is rapidly approaching, and with just 9 days left until the event, we have a decent idea of what the match card is going to look like. Of
As of today (Friday, March 1st) the Fastlane 2019 match card stands as follows:
The Usos (c) vs. The Miz and Shane McMahon
SmackDown Live Tag Team Championship Match
The Miz and Shane McMahon cemented themselves as a serious tag team when they defeated The Bar at the Royal Rumble to win the SmackDown Live Tag Team Championships. Unfortunately, they lost said titles to The Usos a few weeks later at Elimination Chamber.
After a less than positive interaction on SmackDown Live in which The Usos said they didn’t mind facing Shane and Miz again, as they knew Miz would cost them the win, just like he did at Elimination Chamber, Shane McMahon set a rematch between them for the championships at Fastlane.
Daniel Bryan (c) vs. Kevin Owens
WWE Championship Match
Last week on SmackDown Live, Kofi Kingston was sitting across the table from Daniel Bryan, getting ready to sign a contract agreeing to a WWE Championship match at Fastlane, but just as his pen touched the paper, he was interrupted by Vince McMahon.
Vince said, as much as he appreciated the 11 years of hard work Kingston had provided him, he was replacing him with someone more deserving. That replacement turned out to be a returning Kevin Owens, who has been out of action due to injury since October.
Although Kevin Owens will be fighting for the WWE Championship at Fastlane instead of Kofi Kingston, Xavier Woods and Big E promised to help make things right for him, and the future remains bright for the New Day member.
Sasha Banks and Bayley (c) vs. Nia Jax and Tamina
Women’s Tag Team Championship Match
Although Bayley and Sasha Banks beat Nia Jax and Tamina (along with 4 other teams) for the Women’s Tag Team Championships fair and square at Elimination Chamber, Nia and Tamina are convinced that it was simply a fluke that they were unable to capture the titles.
Nia and Tamina have been relentless in their attempts to prove their theory ever since Boss ‘n’ Hug Connection won the match, from throwing insults at the champs to challenging Bayley in a singles match against Jax on Raw.
They have failed to intimidate Sasha and Bayley thus far, but will be looking to prove themselves the better team once and for all in a match for the championships at Fastlane.
Asuka (c) vs. Mandy Rose
SmackDown Live Women’s Championship Match
After Mandy Rose finally gave up trying to ruin Naomi’s life (which had been her personal mission for months), she set her sights a little higher – on the SmackDown Women’s Champion, Asuka.
Mandy has made it abundantly clear that she is not afraid to use underhanded tactics in her quest for victory, as she demonstrated when she faked an eye injury to score the championship match against Asuka in the first place.
Rose’s disregard for the rules, on top of having her partner in crime, Sonya Deville, by her side during the match, could certainly make for an uphill battle for the champion, but if anyone can overcome the odds, it’s The Empress.
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