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WWE Fastlane Results
Sunday, February 21, 2016
From the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio
Report by Sean Hopkins of WrestlingNewsWorld.com
The WWE Fastlane Kickoff is available in the video below:
The show opens with a video package highlighting the main feuds heading into tonight's event. A good deal of time is spent on Reigns vs. Ambrose vs. Lesnar, of course.
The pyro hits and Michael Cole welcomes us to the show. He immediately throws things to Lillian, who introduces Sasha Banks for the first match of the evening.
Becky Lynch is out next, and the Lass Kicker gets an OK reaction out of the fans, but the crowd doesn't seem too hot at the outset of this one.
Naomi and Tamina are out next, and the crowd doesn't really seem to care one way or the other about Team BAD.
Divas Tag Team Match
Sasha Banks and Becky Lynch vs. Team BAD
The bell rings and it looks like Becky and Naomi look to kick things off, but Sasha tags herself in right off the bat. Naomi slams Sasha's head into the turnbuckle, then tags out to Tamina. Sasha ducks a clothesline and ends up blind tagged by Becky. After a bit of arguing, Becky and Sasha hit a double dropkick, then Becky follows up with a leg drop/elbow drop combo on Tamina. Tamina is able to fight back and make the tag. Becky blocks being sent into the corner, kicks Naomi, hits a couple of arm drags, and tries to go for a slam. Naomi fights out of the slam and hits Becky with some weird looking high knees, but Becky responds with an exploder that sends Naomi out to the floor. Becky and Sasha hit stereo baseball slides, then forearms from the apron to the floor on their opponents. Becky sends things back into the ring, but Naomi rolls out and Tamina distracts Becky, allowing Naomi to hang Becky up on the top turnbuckle with a stunner-like maneuver.
Becky struggles on the floor, but makes it into the ring at 8, only to be hit with numerous right hands and a big stomp to the back from Naomi. Tamina tags in and hits a very sloppy looking clothesline before trying for a cover on Becky, scoring two. Tamina goes right into a rear chin lock, wearing Becky down.
Becky fights up to her feet but is pulled right back down to the mat. Tamina knocks Sasha off the apron before bringing things over to her own corner for a bit of double team work. Tamina scores with a big right hand before tagging out to Naomi. Tamina slams Becky and Naomi drop a leg across her throat for another two count. Naomi goes right into the rear chin lock before putting her foot on Becky's back and stomping her into the mat. Naomi goes right back into another rear chin lock. Becky is able to fight up to her feet and out of the hold, but Naomi makes the quick tag to Tamina. Tamina drives Becky into the corner and hits her with some big right hands. Tamina tries to slam Becky, but Becky fights out of it. Becky almost makes the tag, kicking Tamina away, but as Becky dives to the corner Naomi pulls Sasha off the apron. Tamina launches Becky out of the ring where she's hit with a big clothesline by Naomi.
Tamina pulls Becky back into the ring and immediately tags out to Naomi. Naomi connects with a huge uppercut, but she's stunned by a back elbow from Becky. Becky low-bridges Naomi, sending her to the floor, and she kicks Tamina from the apron. Becky makes the hot tag and Sasha comes in with a series of clotheslines and a dropkick to Naomi. Sasha scores with a couple of big kicks, then hits double knees to Naomi's shoulders. Sasha hits the double knees in the corner, but misses a second attempt. Sasha shurgs off a bulldog and shoves Naomi into the corner, hitting a backstabber back into the middle of the ring. Sasha goes for the Bank statement, but Tamina pulls her out of the ring. Sasha gives chase and runs back into the ring, right into the Rear View from Naomi, but Sasha is still able to kick out at two.
Sasha avoids a charging Naomi in the corner, but runs right into a superkick from Tamina. Becky breaks up the pin attempt. Naomi and Tamina try for a double suplex on Sasha, but Sasha reverses out. Becky hits both her opponents with a double missile dropkick. Sasha locks in the Bank statement on Tamina and Becky locks in the arm bar on Naomi. Tamina taps and this one's over.
Winners: Sasha Banks and Becky Lynch
Becky and Sasha stand in the ring with their arms in the air before we're sent straight into a commercial.
Michael Cole recaps the events of Monday Night Raw with Ambrose losing his Intercontinental Championship in a Fatal Five-way match to Kevin Owens.
This leads into the next match as Kevin Owens makes his way out to the ring to defend his newly (re)won title.
Dolph Ziggler is out next, and it seems like an entirely different crowd than 15 minutes ago as the Show-off gets a great reaction from the fans.
WWE Intercontinental Championship Match
Kevin Owens vs. Dolph Ziggler
The bell rings and Owens goes right into the ropes to keep Dolph at bay. We get a lockup and Owens gets a cheap shot in, knocking Ziggler to his feet. Owens hits Ziggler with a clubbing blow to the back, then a big knee to the chest. Owens screams at Dolph before hitting him with a big right hand to the side of the head. Owens clamps on a head lock and grinds Ziggler down. Ziggler makes his way to his feet and is able to break the hold, taking Owens down to the mat with a modified rear chin lock. Owens fights the hold and Ziggler tries to transition into a sleeper. Owens regains the head lock, but Ziggler fights it off. Owens puts Ziggler down with a shoulder block, then goes right into a front face lock.
Ziggler fights up again, this time reversing out of a slam and dropkicking Owens. Ziggler splashes Owens in the corner, but Owens reverses a whip across the ring and Ziggler hits the corner hard. The ref checks on Ziggler while Owens gloats in front of Dolph's home-town fans. Owens stomps down hard on Ziggler's chest before grabbing his hands and forcing him to the mat. Owens hits a quick senton, but it's only enough for a two count. Owens kicks at Ziggler, drops him to the mat with another clubbing blow, and goes right back to the rear chin lock.
Ziggler is able to fight up to his feet and break the hold with a chin breaker. Ziggler ducks a clothesline and Dolph scores with one of his own. Ziggler hits a splash in the corner and a quick neckbreaker, but Owens avoids an elbow drop. Owens hits a senton on a crawling Ziggler, but it's still not enough for three. Owens picks Ziggler up into a seated position and clamps on another rear chin lock.
Owens breaks the hold and sends Ziggler into the corner, but he misses while charging in and connects shoulder first with the ring post. Ziegler comes right back, hitting some big splashes and a series of elbow drops, but he can’t keep Owens down for three. Owens hits the cannonball in the corner, but it's not enough to keep Ziggler down for three. Owens picks Ziggler up and sends him into the ropes, but Dolph hands on and connects with a back elbow before planting Owens with a huge DDT that's good for two.
Ziggler brings Owens into the corner and works him up to a seated position on the top turnbuckle. Ziggler heads up after Owens, but Owens fights back and hits the Fisherman buster from the second rope. Ziggler rolls out of the ring to avoid the pin and Owens is furious.
Owens heads to the outside and picks up Ziggler, and he's immediately met with a superkick. Ziggler shoves Owens into the ring, and he tries for the Zig Zag, but Owens avoids it and hits a superkick of his own.
Owens makes his way to his feet slowly and eats another superkick from Ziggler out of nowhere, but Owens is able to kick out at two. Owens immediately rolls out of the ring and out to the floor. Owens tries for a powerbomb on the floor, but Ziggler is able to counter it into a hurricanrana, sending Owens crashing into the ring steps. Ziggler brings things back into the ring where he hits an immediate Fameasser, but Owens still kicks out at two.
Ziggler pulls himself up to his feet and tunes up the band, but Owens avoids the superkick. Owens hits the pop-up powerbomb, and gets the three count.
Winner and STILL WWE Intercontinental Champion: Kevin Owens
Following the match, Owens stares down Michael Cole, holding his championship high and pointing directly at Cole.
Big Show is shown warming himself up backstage. Ryback comes in and says tongiht they'll show the Wyatt's they bit off more than they can chew. Kane comes in and says tonight they send the Wyatt's someplace near and dear to Kane, straight to Hell.
Cole and the announcer's briefly discuss the tension between Kane/Big Show/Ryback and the Wyatt's before sending things to a video package that details some of the recent history between these seven men.
They Wyatt's are the first team to make their way to the ring, and of course they're accompanied by Bray Wyatt on their way down the aisle.
The Big Show is the first man to make his way out to the ring for his team, and the World's Largest Athlete gets an OK reaction, but not much in the way of love from the fans. Ryback is out next, and he too doesn't get a crazy enthusiastic reaction.
Kane is the final man to make his way into the arena, and he gets probably the most vocal reaction from the fans, but it's not a high bar to clear.
Six Man Tag Team Match
The Wyatt Family vs. Big Show, Ryback and Kane
The bell rings and it looks like Ryback and Rowan will kick things off. Rowan kicks Ryback in the gut and takes him right into the corner, stomping away at him repeatedly. Rowan drags Ryback to the middle of the ring, but Ryback turns things around, taking Rowan into the corner and pounding on him for a bit. Ryback connects with a back elbow, and a dropkick from the second rope to Rowan, that's good for a two count. Ryback works on Rowan's arm before tagging out to Show. Show comes in and takes Rowan into the corner, hitting him with a nasty open hand chop to the chest before kicking him into a seated position. Show picks up Rowan and hits him with another open hand chop before hitting him with a couple of huge clubbing blows. Show tags out to Ryback who comes in with a series of right hands to Rowan.
Rowan is able to make the tag to Harper, who's able to turn things around with a running dropkick to wipe out Ryback. Harper tags out to Strowman who comes in and tosses Ryback around the ring before assaulting him in the corner. Strowman chokes Ryback against the middle turnbuckle before sending him across the ring and into the turnbuckle hard. Rowan tags in and tries for a suplex, but Ryback fights it off and reverses into a suplex of his own. Ryback tags out to Kane, who comes in with a running DDT to Rowan. Kane shoulders and slams Rowan before hitting him with a low single leg dropkick for one. Kane runs into a beck elbow from Rowan, but he responds with a big boot. Harper tries to interfere but Kane stops him cold. Kane sends Rowan out of the ring and has to contend with distractions on his way back into the ring. The distractions allow Rowan to hit a big boot to send Kane from the apron to the floor. Strowman takes the fight to Kane, bringing things back into the ring and hitting the Big Red Machine with repeated clubbing blows.
Strowman chokes Kane in the ropes before tagging out to Harper. Kane and Harper trade right hands, and Harper is able to send Kane into the corner. Harper brings Kane out of the corner with a rear chin lock, grinding down and wearing away Kane.
Strowman tags back in and buries his shoulder in Kane's gut in the corner. Strowman sends Kane across the ring, then runs right into a back elbow. Strowman misses a running big boot in the corner, and ends up crashing to the outside. Harper and Ryback both make the tag and Ryback comes in with a series of shoulder blocks. Ryback hits a running knee in the corner, then a second, third, and fourth. Ryback slams Harper to the mat five consecutive times before hitting a running powerslam. Rowan breaks up the pin out of nowhere. Kane chokeslams Rowan, Strowman takes out Kane. Show sends Strowman to the outside, then press slams Harper on top of Kane, Strowman and Rowan. Show heads out to the floor and hits Strowman with a ridiculous spear on the floor. Back in the ring, Ryback connects with the meat hook clothesline on Harper. Bray distracts Ryback and that allows Harper to roll him up for two. Harper hits the superkick on Ryback. Ryback comes back with shellshock on Harper, pinning him for three.
Winners: Big Show, Kane and Ryback
Backstage Jojo is standing alongside Roman Reigns. She asks about his match tonight, wondering about Roman's relationship with Ambrose. Reigns says after tonight nothing in the WWE will be the same. Once the bell rings, Reigns' life is on the line, so everything he has with Dean will be thrown out the window. Reigns is going to be the last man standing, so a lot of things will change between Dean and him. Dean walks in and says damn right nothing will be the same. Dean wants to know what it's like to live in the Fastlane to WrestleMania. Reigns says he doesn't know if he should book that trip. Dean says he already got a good deal on PriceLine. Roman says he should worry about that after tonight. Jojo asks about Lesnar. Ambrose says Lesnar is scary. But Ambrose's crystal ball shows that tonight is not about Lesnar, it's about 'one of us' in reference to Reigns and Ambrose.
We get a quick video package to recap the retirement of Daniel Bryan, including footage of Brie Bella talking about her husband and sister's recent health issues. This transitions seamlessly into a hype package for the Diva's Championship match, showing some of the recent history between Brie and Charlotte.
Brie Bella is the first participant to make her way to the ring, and she leads the crowd in a huge 'yes' chant.
Charlotte is out next, accompanied by her old man Ric.
WWE Divas Championship Match
Charlotte vs. Brie Bella
The bell rings and both women begin circling each other before locking up. Charlotte backs Brie into the corner and breaks clean. The announcer's point out that Brie is wearing the kick-pads that Daniel Bryan wore at WrestleMania XXX. Charlotte sends Brie to the mat and mocks the yes chant, drawing Brie's ire as she chases Charlotte into the ropes. Brie locks up with Charlotte and pulls her down to the mat, working over Charlotte's arm. Charlottle reverses into a head scissors, putting the pressure on Brie. Brie fights out of the hold and hits a couple of big forearms before connecting with a fireman's carry takeover and working right into an arm bar. Charlotte fights out of the hold and hits Brie with a quick running knee. Charlotte tries for a hip toss, but Brie blocks it and works into an arm drag. Brie woo's at Charlotte before mocking the strut.
Brie tries for a couple of kicks to Charlotte's chest, but Charlotte rolls out to the apron, and forces Brie out to the floor, continuing to mock the yes chants. Charlotte sends things back into the ring, burying her shoulder in Brie's midsection. Charlotte tries for an Alabama slam, but Brie counters into a rollup for two. Charlotte responds with a quick clothesline, and it looks like Charlotte is bleeding from the side of her nose.
Charlotte buries her knee in Brie's back and wrenches back on Bella's arms. Brie fights up to her feet, but is yanked right back down to the mat by her hair. Brie is able to get Charlotte into a crucifix pin after some sloppy back and forth, then she mounts Charlotte for a sleeper hold. Charlotte breaks the hold with a backpack stunner, but Brie kicks out of a pinfall attempt. Charlotte drives Brie's head into the mat, then wears her down with a headscissors.
Charlotte flips Brie over repeatedly, then she kips up and mocks both Daniel Bryan and Brie's sister Nikki. Brie responds with a drop toe hold before she connects with a running knee to Charlotte's face. Brie calls for another, hitting her with a series of forearms instead. Brie pins Charlotte but she only gets two. Charlotte fights up to her feet with a series of chops. Charlotte hits a quick neckbreaker, but she's rolled up for two out of nowhere. Charlotte connects with a big knee to Brie's face. Charlotte tries for the figure four, but Brie kicks her out to the apron instead. Brie drop kicks Charlotte from the apron to the floor.
Brie connects with a dropkick through the ropes and out to the floor, wiping Charlotte out. Brie sends things back into the ring and she heads to the top, connecting with a big missile dropkick. Brie immediately grabs her leg, but still makes it back to her feet. Brie connects with repeated kicks to Charlotte's chest, then a facebuster, but Charlotte still won't stay down for three.
Brie picks Charlotte up to her feet, but Charlotte puts Brie down. Charlotte tries for the figure four, but Brie counters into the yes lock. Ric gets involved, but Brie transitions into a single-leg crab. Brie wrenches back, but Charlotte is able to counter out of the hold. Charlotte goes right into the figure four, and works up to the figure eight, forcing Brie to tap out.
Winner and STILL WWE Divas Champion: Charlotte
After a quick promo for WrestleMania, the announcer's throw it to a video package highlighting the recent history between AJ Styles and Chris Jericho, leading to tonight's rubber match between the two.
Chris Jericho is shown walking to the ring. He's interrupted by Jojo asking about his loss to AJ Styles. Jericho says one loss doesn't tarnish his legacy. The last match the two men had, Jericho won. He's got the upper hand. Jericho respects Styles, but he feels sorry for him. If Styles wins, he could cement his position in the WWE, but if he loses, Jericho could send him packing. Tonight, Styles' fate is in Jericho's hands. Is Styles good, yes. Is he great, maybe. Is he phenomenal? We'll find out right now.
Back in the arena, AJ Styles makes his way out to a big ovation from the crowd.
Chris Jericho is out next, and Y2J also gets a pretty respectable reaction from the fans in attendance.
AJ Styles vs. Chris Jericho
The bell rings and both men are slow to come out of their corners. They circle each other for a bit before locking up. Jericho backs AJ into the ropes, then into the corner, but he breaks clean. Another lockup and Jericho goes behind, but Styles is quick to reverse things. Jericho works on AJ's arm, then AJ works into a roll up. Jericho is able to roll up Styles and he tries to turn into the Walls of Jericho, but Styles kicks him away. Styles looks for the calf killer, but Jericho works his way to the ropes and out of the ring. Styles heads out after Jericho and Jericho heads right back into the ring.
Another lockup and Jericho tries for the Walls again but Styles is able to fight it off. Styles takes Jericho into the corner and assaults him for a bit before slamming him to the mat and following up with a knee drop for two. Jericho and Styles trade chops for a bit before Styles tosses Jericho out to the apron. Jericho heads to the top and takes out AJ, but AJ pops right back up and dropkicks Jericho to the mat. Styles picks Jericho up and takes him over with a snap suplex. Styles hits Jericho with a chop in the corner, but then runs right into a back body drop.
Jericho sends Styles crashing out to the floor, then he follows with a baseball slide. Jericho sends Styles crashing into the ringside barricade before sending things back into the ring. Jericho heads up to the top rope and launches himself off with a big crossbody for another two count. Jericho goes right into a rear chin lock. Styles fights out of the hold and sends Jericho to the floor, launching himself out on top of Jericho shortly after, right into a big dropkick. Jericho brings things back into the ring and hits a slingshot splash for two. Jericho goes right into another rear chin lock.
Styles hits a couple of splashes in the corner before hitting a snap mare, and a running forearm to Jericho's face. Styles shoulders Jericho, but Jericho fights out. Styles hits a sloppy springboard moonsault into a reverse DDT, putting Jericho down for two. Styles calls for the Styles clash, but Jericho fights it off and counters into the Walls. Styles fights out of the hold, but Jericho connects with an immediate enzugiri for two. Jericho tries for a bulldog, but Styles counter, slamming Jericho to the mat face first for a two count.
Jericho comes up with a back elbow out of nowhere, putting Styles down to the mat. Jericho connects with a lionsault, but Styles is still able to kick out at two. Jericho picks AJ up to his feet and hits a big chop before hitting a corner clothesline. Jericho seats Styles on the top rope and he heads up after him, but Styles slips through and sends Jericho face first into the top turnbuckle. Jericho back drops Styles out to the apron. Styles tries for the springboard forearm, but Jericho counters with a springboard dropkick to knock Styles from the top rope.
Jericho tries for a suplex but Styles counters it. Styles fights out, but walks right into a kick to the chest. Styles seats Jericho on the top rope, then hits a Pele kick. Styles heads up after Jericho. Styles tries for a top rope hurricanrana, but Jericho counters, working his way down to the mat and into the Walls of Jericho. Styles is in the center of the ring, but he refuses to tap, working his way to the ropes to force a break. Jericho slips to the outside and slams Styles chest first into the ring apron. Jericho grabs Styles and whips him from the ring apron into the barricade, sending him in hard.
Jericho locks in the Walls of Jericho on the floor, wearing him down further. Styles is able to make it back into the ring at a count of 9, and he's met with a codebreaker from Jericho. Jericho makes the pin, but Styles' arm is under the bottom rope. Jericho screams in Styles' face, bringing him into the corner. Styles is able to connect with a kick to Jericho's face, then he follows up with a series of strikes and kicks. Styles counters something from Jericho into a hurricanrana. Styles hits the Styles Clash, but Jericho kicks out at two!
Styles locks in the calf killer (now called the calf crusher), and Jericho is forced to tap out.
Winner: AJ Styles
AJ celebrates following the match until he's pulled out of the corner by Jericho. Jericho and Styles stare each other down until AJ goes to walk away. Jericho pulls AJ back and AJ looks ready for another fight. Jericho offers his hand instead. Styles shakes Jericho's hand, then turns to head to the back.
Cole kicks things over to the pre-show expert panel, including Renee Young, Cory Graves, Jerry Lawler and Booker T. Renee talks about the pressure in the building tonight. Graves says tonight AJ Styles proved to the world that he's simply phenomenal. Booker says tonight Kevin Owens showed him that he was the better man. King says tonight in the main event, Brock Lesnar is going to destroy the two brothers in Reigns and Ambrose. We get a recap of the pre-show match which saw Kalisto retain his US Title against Alberto Del Rio.
After a quick recap of New Day saying they would embarass Edge and Christian at Fastlane, we're back in the arena for an appearance by none other than the masters of the 5-second pose, Edge and Christian, who make their way to the ring for the Cutting Edge Peep Show.
Edge welcomes the crowd to the Cutting Edge Peep Show. Christian says before the WWE Tag Champs come out, they need to do some shameless self-promotion. They hype their network show (premiering after this PPV). Edge says it's great to be back home, in this ring, in front of the fans. Christian says the first Tag Team Ladder match took place in this ring, in this arena. And this is where they received their first standing ovation. They're interrupted by New Day.
The New Day make their way out, with Kofi and Big E rocking the Unicorn horns, and Xavier sporting some Wolverine-esque hair. Big E asks who cares? Then New Day let them know that nobody cares, because it's out with the old and in with the New Day. Xavier says they can do whatever they want. An example of that would be a one-sided freestyle battle. Woods spouts some gibberish, and Kofi and Big E lose their mind. Christian says let's talk about history. Edge says when they came to the WWE they tried to talk about the Power of Positivity, but were met with disinterest. And faster than Kofi dropped his Jamaican accent, something happened, they watched some Edge and Christian videos and changing out some of the gimmicks. Instead of sunglasses, they've got unicorn horns. Woods interrupts and lets them know that New Day are the Tag Team Champions, and they deserve respect. Big E says they don't disrespect local sports teams, even though LeBron James won't win a National Championship in Cleveland. Kofi says they're better than Edge and Christian before asking who's better than New Day? Ascension, oh no. The Dudley's, oh no. Edge says earlier today he heard Sheamus say the New Day could kiss his arse. Christian says something about Rusev saying that New Day Sucks (in Bulgarian, of course). Woods says they're trying to stir the pot, but New Day done cooked the meal. Woods says there's a game called League of Legends that's good, but the League of Nations is hot garbage. Woods says he'd say that to their faces if they were here, but they're not. They're interrupted by Sheamus, Rusev, Del Rio and Barrett.
Sheamus asked what exactly they wanted to say. The League of Nations make their way to the ring for a staredown with New Day. Woods says they'd love to engage in a battle of fisticuffs, but it's the day of rest, so New Day is going to turn the other cheek. They make their way out of the ring, and Edge says King Barrett hasn't been able to stare at anyone menacingly yet. Sheamus tells Edge and Christian to shut their mouth, becuase whewn they're done, they won't be able to do any running at all. Del Rio says he doesn't remember Edge lauging five years ago when Del Rio forced him to retire. Edge says somehow he's still accomplished more than Del Rio in those five years. Edge and Christian concede the ring to the League of Nations. Edge says they were going to give the crowd a five second pose, but tonight, Cleveland can have the international house of dumbasses. Kofi clarifies that when they said turn the other cheek, that meant... and he turns around and shakes his butt at the League as they seethe in the ring. Christian makes sure to get in a 'Watch. Our show.', chant that apes New Day perfectly, and closes out the segment.
Back in the arena, the Social Outcasts make their way down the aisle. Heath Slater tells the fans that they're about to take things viral. Axel says they're in the driver's seat for Fastlane. Bo Dallas tells people to make sure they're buckled up and that they don't speed. Rose says they're four beautiful Prius' on the way to WrestleMania. The Outcasts argue about what kind of car they all are before they're interrupted by R-Truth.
R-Truth vs. Curtis Axel
Truth has a mic and he counts how man members of Social Outcasts have made their way to the ring, saying he guesses that's what's up. The bell rings and we get a sloppy lockup right off the bat. Truth works into a hammerlock, but Axel is able to turn things around. Truth connects with a hip toss, then he mounts Axel in the corner for a series of right hands. The rest of the Outcasts distract Truth, allowing Axel to shove him back down to the mat. Bo, Heath and Rose take a victory lap around the ring. Goldust is down to the ring to even things up, tripping Axel while the ref is distracted. On the outside, Goldust sends Slater into the barricade, and sends Rose into the ring. Truth hops over Rose, and is rolled up by Axel for three.
Winner: Curtis Axel
Following the match, Truth doesn't appear to be too happy with Goldust. Goldust tries to get Truth to see things from his perspective, but Truth shrugs him off and leaves the ring.
Cole and the announcers turn their attention to tonight's main event, throwing things to a video package highlighting the recent events that led to this match.
Back in the arena, Dean Ambrose is the first man to make his way to the ring for a shot at WrestleMania.
Roman Reigns is out next, and he gets a bit of a mixed reaction on his way to the ring.
Brock Lesnar is the final competitor to make his way out to the ring, and he accompanied by Paul Heyman.
After formal ring introductions (Lillian Garcia for Reigns and Ambrose, Paul Heyman for Brock Lesnar), we're ready to begin!
#1 Contender's Triple Threat Match
Roman Reigns vs. Dean Ambrose vs. Brock Lesnar
The bell rings and Lesnar launches into an assault on Ambrose. Reigns breaks things up, but Lesnar sends Ambrose from the ring and Lesnar hits a German on Reigns. Lesnar buries his shoulder in Roman's midsection in the corner, but Ambrose tries to break it up. Lesnar launches Ambrose across the ring, and out to the floor. Lesnar connects with a second German on Reigns, but when he tries for a third, Ambrose hits him with a missile dropkick to the back. Reigns bails to the floor. Ambrose tries for a German on Lesnar, but Lesnar reverses with a belly-to-belly suplex. Reigns hangs Lesnar up on the top rope, then pulls him to the outside. Lesnar launches Reigns into the barricade. Ambrose dives through the ropes, but he's caught by Lesnar and dropped with a belly to belly suplex on the floor. Brock sends Reigns into the ring, where he hits his third German of the match.
Lesnar waits for Reigns to stand, then he hits him with another German suplex. Lesnar shoulder Reigns, hitting the F5 already. Lesnar pins Reigns, but it's broken up by Ambrose. Lesnar stares at Ambrose with a smile on his face. Ambrose slaps Lesnar, and Lesnar responds with repeated kneed to the chest. Lesnar knees Ambrose in the ribs, then launches him across the ring with a German suplex.
Lesnar launches Dean with another German, but Ambrose has a smile on his face! Lesnar launches Ambrose with another German, and the fans are counting how many suplexes Brock has done this match. Lesnar shoulders Ambrose, but he's caught with a spear from Reigns. Reigns goes for the pin, but only gets two. Roman connects with the Superman punch, but Lesnar rolls out of the ring. Reigns drops out to the floor, charging arounds the ring, and launching himself off the ring steps. Lesnar catches Reigns and shoulders him, but he's hit with a low blow from behind by Ambrose. Ambrose begins disassembling the Spanish announcer's table. Ambrose hoists Lesnar up so that Reigns can send him through the table with a giant powerbomb.
Ambrose says something to Reigns, then immediately kicks him in the gut and sends him into the ring steps. Back in the ring, Ambrose hits Reigns with a crossbody, and a series of right hands. Ambrose hits a splash in the corner, then follows with a running bulldog. Ambrose heads to the top rope for a flying elbow, but Reigns is still able to kick out at two. Ambrose picks Reigns up to his feet, and tries for a neckbreaker, but Reigns reverses it. Ambrose and Reigns trade right hands, and Ambrose gets the upper hand, but he's stopped by a big boot. Ambrose is quick to respond with a rebound lariat though, and Lesnar is stirring on the outside.
Ambrose sees Lesnar stirring and he heads straight out to the floor. Reigns and Ambrose team up on Lesnar, beating him down before sending him crashing into the barricade. Ambrose and Lesnar take apart another announce table, then turn to Lesnar. Ambrose gets Brock in position, and Reigns powerbombs him through the table, putting the beast our of commission for a bit longer.
Reigns and Ambrose try burying Lesnar in pieces of the tables before turning back to each other. Reigns sends Ambrose into the ring, hitting him with repeated clotheslines in the corner. Reigns lays Dean out with a big right hand. Reigns rolls Ambrose up, then he transitions into powerbomb position. Ambrose fights back with elbows, but he leaps off the middle rope right into a Superman punch from Reigns. Reigns sets up for the spear, but runs into a big knee from Ambrose. Ambrose sends Reigns shoulder first into the ring post, then he connects with dirty deeds, but Reigns will not stay down for three.
Ambrose picks Reigns up and tries for Dirty Deeds again, but Reigns counters and shoulders Ambrose. Lesnar is in out of nowhere and he hits a German on Reigns while Reigns is shouldering Ambrose, and Ambrose rolls out to the floor.
Reigns waits for Lesnar to stand, then he hits a giant spear. Reigns goes for the pin, but Lesnar is able to trap Reigns in the kimura lock out of nowhere. Reigns is in the middle of the ring. He stands with Lesnar still holding on. Ambrose is in with a chair, unloading on Lesnar. Lesnar breaks the hold and Ambrose goes to work on both men, wearing them out with the chair. Ambrose sends Lesnar from the ring, then turns around into a spear from Reigns. Reigns pins Ambrose for the three count.
Winner: Roman Reigns
Following the match, Roman celebrates while fireworks go off all around the WrestleMania sign and entryway. Reigns' celebration is interrupted by Triple H's music. Hunter makes his way out with the title across his shoulder. Hunter makes his way down to the ring, staring Reigns down the entire time. The show ends with Hunter and Reigns staring each other down while the Game holds the WWE Title in front on the WrestleMania banner.