Fastlane is the final pay-per-view stop on the Road to WrestleMania. It has to contend with SmackDown's Elimination Chamber from a few weeks ago, which means that all of the Raw roster has a point to prove.
Fastlane emanates like from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on Sunday night and boasts an incredible fantasy match between Goldberg and Kevin Owens with the Universal Championship on the line.
The Raw Tag Team Championship, Women's Championship, and the Cruiserweight Championship will also be on the line. The one title that isn't on the line this weekend is Chris Jericho's United States Championship because Jericho was betrayed by his best friend a few weeks ago and left Raw in an ambulance.
Any title changes or feud beginners on Sunday night could begin a lot of stories heading into WrestleMania, which is now just over a month away. But ahead of Sunday night, here are 10 of the boldest predictions for Raw's final pay-per-view stop.
10. The Undertaker Will Appear
Back at the Royal Rumble a few months ago, The Undertaker was eliminated by Roman Reigns in one of the biggest shocks of the night. This was later stated to be because WWE were hoping to build up a match at WrestleMania between Roman and The Undertaker.
Roman takes on Braun Strowman on Sunday night in what it set to be an incredible match between two big men, but because WWE want to keep Roman fresh for WrestleMania and Braun looking as strong as he has for the past few months, it is hard to see a winner in this match, which means that The Undertaker has to get involved. WrestleMania is just four weeks away, which is a short build for a WrestleMania match, but it could work if The Undertaker appears in Wisconsin.
9. Chris Jericho Will Interfere In Kevin Owens' Match
Kevin Owens is arguably part of the biggest match of his career on Sunday night when he takes on the Conquerer of The Conquerer Goldberg. While his title is on the line and he has everything to lose, it seems that there are many theories heading into this match.
Kevin Owens is part of Triple H's new stable (as it seems) and Triple H wouldn't back someone who was about to lose their title. There is always a plan B, so whether Samoa Joe steps in and Owens wins via disqualification or Chris Jericho returns to extract revenge on his former friend, it will be interesting to see where this match goes.
8. Sasha Banks Will Get The Better Of Nia Jax
Let's be honest, we've already seen this match enough times. If Nia Jax was going to dominate again, what is the point? WWE want to put all four women in the same match so they need to show that Nia is beatable.
Even if Sasha wins by DQ, it will be interesting to see her finally get the upper hand over Nia and wipe it in Stephanie's face. Of course, this will ruin all the work that WWE have done building her and a dominant force, but at the same time, it could be an interesting way of showing that Nia is a person. This would make her a lot more relatable to the WWE Universe which will help her heading into WrestleMania.
7. Samoa Joe Will Make Light Work Of Sami Zayn
It's hard not to feel sorry for Sami Zayn. He's gone from being NXT Champion to another mid-carder who helps to put over other talent. First, it was Braun Strowman who he stood no chance against and now he's stepped up to Samoa Joe.
Sami Zayn does pride himself on being an underdog, but some battles, he just can't win and going up against Triple H's own Destroyer could well be the chance that Samoa Joe needs to put the entire Raw locker room on notice. It seems Sami Zayn is about to be used as an example to anyone else who tries to cross The Samoa Submission Machine.
6. Bayley Will Retain The Women's Championship
Given Charlotte's pay-per-view record and the fact that WWE have become accustomed to handing Charlotte the title back whenever the show is on the WWE Network, this is a bold statement. But WWE needs to stop using the Raw Women's Champion as a hot potato. Bayley has what it takes to be a worthy champion, if the company allows it.
If Sasha and Nia decide to involve themselves in the match, with Nia attacking Bayley first, then Charlotte will win via DQ and still retain her undefeated pay-per-view record. It will also set up the rumored Fatal Four-Way match at WrestleMania in a few weeks time.
5. Neville Will Retain The Cruiserweight Championship
The King of The Cruiserweights have proved many times over the past few months why he really is the king and let's be honest, he finally has eyes on 205 Live. Jack Gallagher has done well since his WWE debut, but he looks like he could be a flash in the pan. Neville has longevity and WWE need to focus on that.
It is incredible to see two British stars fighting it out for a championship on a WWE pay-per-view but it is hard to see past Neville in this one. He is so much better than WWE are allowing him to be, and as soon as he is allowed to unlock his potential, he will be unstoppable.
4. Enzo and Cass Will Finally Lift The Tag Team Championships
How have Enzo and Cass not been allowed to lift gold in WWE yet? They've been on the Raw roster now for almost a year and while always being in and around the Tag Team Championship picture, they have always fallen short of the prize.
Even though Gallows and Anderson have won titles all around the world and they have proved why many times on Monday Night Raw, you have to feel that Enzo and Cass need this if they have any hope of moving forward into something in WWE. Either they win the titles, or this begins the break up of WWE's most popular tag team, stranger things have happened.
3. Rich Swann And Akira Tozawa Will Steal The Show (Well, The Kickoff Show)
Neville may have been the reason that people have begun tuning into 205 Live once again, but the debut of Akira Tozawa has seen the Cruiserweight's rise in popularity. He is an incredible talent and teaming with someone like Rich Swann will only serve to further push him forward.
Kendrick is a former Cruiserweight Champion and there is no way that the egos between him and Noam Dar will be able to co-exist for an entire match, so it will be interesting to see how this one actually pans out.
Braun Strowman and Roman Reigns in the same match just weeks before WrestleMania was always going to be a bad idea. WWE have built Braun into their new monster which means they can't afford to have him defeated.
On the flip side, there's Roman Reigns who needs momentum heading into his match against The Undertaker at WrestleMania. So, how can WWE have a match where neither man can lose because both men need to win? That's easy. Make it a no contest. There are plenty of people who could pick a fight with Braun Strowman and Roman has The Undertaker to contend with, which could really add something interesting to a match that the WWE Universe has already seen many times.
1. Kevin Owens Will Retain His Universal Championship
This match really has the WWE Universe divided. Many think that Goldberg will win and take the WWE Universal Championship into his WrestleMania match against Brock Lesnar, while many others think that Kevin Owens will find a way to walk out with a title he has held since August.
Goldberg won't be pinned ahead of his match against Brock Lesnar but that doesn't mean that he has to win. With Samoa Joe, Triple H, and even Chris Jericho looming in the background there could be a lot of different elements that could collide in this match, but I still see Kevin Owens walking out as WWE Champion.
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