Backstage News On Championship Matches At Fastlane

The WWE Fastlane pay-per-view is still a month away, but we may already have an indication of what the main event matches will be.

Per Felix Upton of Ringside News, advertisements for the show - set to take place on March 10 in Cleveland, Ohio - include Daniel Bryan vs. Samoa Joe for the WWE Championship and Bobby Lashley vs. Finn Balor for the Intercontinental title.

Another match that has been advertised is Charlotte Flair vs. Becky Lynch. The latter is set to challenge Ronda Rousey for the Raw Women's Championship at WrestleMania 35, but it's widely expected that Charlotte will be added to the match as well.

The ads have already played a potential spoiler for the upcoming Elimination Chamber pay-per-view, set to take place on Feb. 17. It's hard to envision a scenario now where Bryan loses his championship in the six-man Elimination Chamber match, while Lashley is unlikely to lose his title any time over the next month.

Brock Lesnar is set to defend his Universal Championship against Seth Rollins at WrestleMania 35, so even if the former puts the belt on the line at Fastlane, don't expect it to change hands.


via Pro Wrestling Sheet

It's very uncommon for WWE to have titles change hands this close to WrestleMania anyway, so the spoilers shouldn't bother fans too much. It's hard to think of a scenario where Bryan - a long-time main eventer - wouldn't go into 'Mania as the WWE Champion.

The rest of the Fastlane card hasn't been finalized yet, and there are some championships that could still change hand that night. Just don't expect the WWE, Intercontinental or Universal Championships to do so.

What This Means

There's still another pay-per-view to take place before Fastlane, which is a month away. Plans can always change between now and then, but again, don't expect Bryan or Lashley to drop their championships. It doesn't seem like WWE has any plans for that to happen.


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