Published: Tue, March 07, 2017
Tech | By Constance Martin

Goldberg is the New Champion, Fastlane Fallout, Brock Lesnar's Status, Cruiserweight

Goldberg is the New Champion, Fastlane Fallout, Brock Lesnar's Status, Cruiserweight

WWE Fastlane is the last pay per view in the run up to Wrestlemania and is essentially the WWE's last chance to shake things up and surprise its audience. Jackhammer! We have a new WWE Universal Champion.

Nia Jax, Braun Strowman, and Charlotte were all heavy favorites heading into WWE Fastlane, but those odds remained consistent up until the show started.

-Bayley vs. Charlotte Flair for the Raw Women's Championship.

Tag Team Championship - Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson (c) vs. Enzo Amore & Big Cass: WWE has done an adequate job rebuilding Gallows and Anderson after hanging them with an very bad comedy gimmick as The Club came to an end.

Sami Zayn is the flawless underdog, and if Samoa Joe can beat Roman Reigns and Cesaro in his first two Raw matches, he will definitely win here as well.

Despite Bayley being a fan favourite, she again had outside help to win a match.

-Noam Dar and Brian Kendrick vs. Akira Tozawa and Rich Swann (Kickoff Show). Dot Net Members will hear an exclusive audio review hosted by me and Jake Barnett on Sunday night. "See you in 28 DAYS, @BrockLesnar!" noted WWE's Twitter account alongside a photo of Goldberg holding up his new title.

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Owens has held the title since the night after SummerSlam but played second fiddle to Chris Jericho in their "best friends" story line.

- More build for the Brock - Goldberg feud.

Drew Galloway, "The Miracle" Mike Bennett and Maria Kanellis also left the company this week, and reportedly Jade's contract has expired.

Strowman could have used a victory here more than Reigns, but Strowman continues to elevate himself.

Owens will go on to face Jericho for the USA title at WrestleMania in what could be a classic, given the chemistry the two have developed while working together over the last few months. Chris Jericho was the only unadvertised star to show up, as his distraction cost Kevin Owens his championship, paving the way for Goldberg. With Jericho expected to depart WWE for the summer to tour with his band Fozzy, Owens presumably wins the title. Hopefully we get Bayley confronting Sasha on RAW about her interference, thus leading to the latter's long awaited heel turn. Also, Reigns could easily handle the loss at this point in his career, and if he goes on to defeat Taker at WrestleMania, the loss wouldn't matter much anyways.

If Nia Jax can pin the Raw Women's Champion clean, she can definitely win an exhibition match against Sasha Banks.

Goldberg is only signed up until Mania, while Lesnar's three-year extension signed in 2016 still limits his appearances and keeps him at arm's length of a full-time player on the roster.

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