We reported earlier in the week that several Wrestlemania 31 programs would be finalized following Sunday’s WWE Fastlane pay-per-view.
Below are some notes on each of the bouts:
- I’ve been told numerous times that Roman Reigns is a lock for a main event match at Wrestlemania 31. There are serious doubts he will actually be removed from the WWE World Heavyweight Championship match against Brock Lesnar and many feel the stopgap program with Daniel Bryan is for cosmetic purposes only. A triple threat for the title at Wrestlemania — also involving Bryan — hadn’t been ruled out as of a couple weeks ago but Reigns is favorited to beat Bryan at Fastlane on Sunday.
- Dean Ambrose’s program with Bad News Barrett for the WWE Intercontinental Championship is because WWE doesn’t want him to become an afterthought during Wrestlemania season. Ambrose is currently favored to win the title on Sunday. Barrett’s reign as Intercontinental Champion, which began on January 5, 2015, has been very underwhelming, often featuring him going under in non-title matches. Barrett did please company officials with the amount of mainstream press he picked them up with the Wayne Rooney Tweets.
- Vince McMahon is once again back on his tag team kick and The Usos are one of the favorite teams carrying the company forward. Triple H is high up on the pairing of Tyson Kidd and Cesaro but they’re underdogs on Sunday.
- In regards to John Cena vs. Rusev, there’s a small possibility they do not face one another at Wrestlemania 31. If they do, which is something we’ve expected for quite some time, it’s hard not to envision some type of dirty finish on Sunday. This match seems to be as up in the air as any on the WWE Fastlane card.
WWE Fastlane will take place on Sunday from the FedExForum in Memphis, Tennessee. We’ll have complete coverage here at WrestlingNewsWorld.com.