Event: WWE Fastlane Pay-Per-View
Airdate: Sunday, February 21st, 2016 (Pay-Per-View)
Location: The Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, OH
Results by Adam Martin of Wrestleview.com
Kickoff Show: Kalisto def. Alberto Del Rio in a Best 2 out of 3 Falls match to retain the WWE United States Championship.
A video package runs hyping Brock Lesnar vs. Roman Reigns. Dean Ambrose tonight. The winner advances to face Triple H at WrestleMania 32 for the WWE World Heavyweight Title.
Sasha Banks is out first to kick off the show.
Sasha Banks & Becky Lynch vs. Naomi & Tamina
We start with Sasha Banks and Naomi. Sasha argues with Becky about who should start and Naomi attacks Sasha early. Tag to Tamina who eats a kick from Sasha. Becky tags herself in. Double dropkick by Becky and Sasha on Tamina. Becky drops a quick leg, elbow and another leg drop. Tag to Naomi who throws a quick elbow. Becky with a jumping kick and arm drags to Naomi. Naomi with jumping kicks to the body of Becky. Becky with her Lassplex on Naomi. Becky and Sasha jump off the ring and take out both Naomi and Tamina at ringside. Becky kicks Tamina away on the ring apron. This allows Naomi to drop Becky chin first off the top turnbuckle. Naomi with right hands to Becky and finishes with a kick to the head. Tag to Tamina who clotheslines Becky. Tamina works over Becky against the ropes. Tag to Naomi who keeps Becky grounded with a headlock. Tag to Tamina who lifts up and slams Becky in the corner. Becky goes for a hot tag on Sasha. Sasha is pulled off the apron by Naomi and Becky is sent flying out of the ring by Tamina. Naomi with a clothesline to Becky on the outside. Tag to Naomi. Hot tag to Sasha. Sasha clears house on Naomi and Tamina. Sasha with a huge kick to Naomi and connects with double knees coming down over Naomi. Sasha connects with knees to the corner on Naomi. Sasha counters Naomi. Sasha with a backstabber and goes for the Bank Statement when Tamina pulls her out of hte ring. Sasha chases down Tamina. Naomi with the Rear View on Sasha when she comes back in the ring. Sasha kicks out. Becky comes off the top with a double missile dropkick on both Naomi and Tamina. Sasha gets Tamina down and applies the Bank Statement. Becky pulls Naomi away and puts her in an armbar. Tamina and Naomi tap.
Winners: Sasha Banks & Becky Lynch
We see rapper Machine Gun Kelly sitting at ringside.
Highlights from RAW on Monday night is shown of Kevin Owens pinning Tyler Breeze during a Fatal 5 Way to become the new WWE Intercontinental Champion.
WWE Intercontinental Championship Match
Kevin Owens (c) vs. Dolph Ziggler
Kevin Owens moves to the ropes early to get Dolph Ziggler off him when Ziggler charges in. Lock up and Owens with repeated headbutts pushing Ziggler against the ropes. Owens with forearms to the face of Ziggler and then gets him grounded with a side headlock. Ziggler wraps up Owens on the mat. Owens breaks free and connects with a shoulder tackle. Ziggler with a big dropkick on Owens, splash in the corner, right hands and Owens with a huge irish whip on Ziggler sending him chest first into the other corner. The referee checks on Ziggler. Owens jumps on the back of Ziggler throwing right hands to the head. Owens with a senton splash over Ziggler resulting in a two count. Ziggler with a quick jawbreaker on Owens and connects with a jumping clothesline. Ziggler with a corner splash, swinging neckbreaker and Owens avoids a jumping elbow. Owens with a senton over the back of Ziggler resulting in another two count. Owens with a knee to Ziggler. Owens blows a kiss to the crowd, charges, Ziggler moves and Owens hits the ring post shoulder first. Ziggler with another splash to Owens in the corner and another neckbreaker. This time the flying elbows connect over Owens four times. Owens dumps Ziggler on top of the ropes and pushes him to the corner. Owens connects with his running cannonball. Ziggler with a jumping DDT on Owens. Owens hooks the head of Ziggler and drops him down over the mat from the second rope! On the outside, Ziggler with a superkick to Owens. Both men are down and the referee starts the count. Ziggler rolls Owens in at 8 and gets in as well. Owens avoids a Zig Zag and lands a superkick of his own on Ziggler. Ziggler with another superkick, falls into the cover and Owens somehow kicks out after two. Owens rolls out. Owens pulls Ziggler out, attempts a powerbomb and Ziggler gives Owens a huricanrana sending him head first into the steel ring steps! Owens hits the steel steps on his head with a thud. Ziggler tosses Owens back in. Fameasser by Ziggler, cover and Owens kicks out. The crowd starts a “THIS IS AWESOME” chant. Owens avoids another superkick and Ziggler almost hits the referee. Owens connects with the Pop Up Powerbomb for the win.
Winner and still WWE Intercontinental Champion: Kevin Owens
After the match, Kevin Owens leaves the ring and throws the WWE Intercontinental Championship over the announce table staring down Michael Cole. Cole congratulates Owens. Owens picks up the title and holds it up high heading to the back.
Backstage, Big Show is with Ryback. Ryback said The Wyatt Family tried to use them as an example. Kane walks up saying tonight they will send the Wyatt’s back to hell.
A video package runs looking at The Wyatt Family wanting to take out the titans of WWE.
Kane, Big Show & Ryback vs. Luke Harper, Erick Rowan & Braun Strowman
Before the match, Braun Strowman took Byron Saxton’s chair and put it in front of the announce table so Bray Wyatt could take a seat at ringside.
We start with Ryback and Erick Rowan. Rowan dumps Ryback in the corner and gets in a few kicks. Ryback with shoulder thrusts to Rowan in the other corner. Ryback catches Rowan with a high elbow and dropkick from the second rope. Tag to Big Show who sends Rowan to the corner face first. Big Show with a loud chop to the chest of Rowan. Big Show with body shots and a forearm to the back of Rowan. Tag to Ryback who gets in some forearms to the chest of Rowan. Rowan with a high elbow to Ryback and tags in Luke Harper. Harper with right hands to Ryback. Ryback with a splash to Harper and Harper with a dropkick to slow Ryback down. Tag to Braun Strowman. Strowman works over Ryback in the corner. Strowman launches Ryback to the corner and Ryback bounces off. Tag to Rowan who drops a knee over Ryback. Ryback with a suplex on Rowan with a counter. Tag to Kane who drops Rowan with a modified DDT. Kane clears house on Strowman on the ring apron, scoop slams Rowan and kicks Rowan in the face. Kane with a big boot that levels Rowan. Kane cuts off Harper and tosses Rowan over the top rope. Kane with an uppercut to Harper as we see Bray Wyatt looking on. Kane with a boot to Strowman. Rowan then catches Kane with a boot. Tag to Strowman who tosses Kane shoulder first into the ring post. Strowman throws Kane back in and kicks him in the ribs. Strowman pulls back on the head of Kane against the ropes and tags in Harper. Harper with uppercuts. Kane with uppercuts of his own. Harper with a snapmare into a headlock on Kane. Tag to Strowman who gets in body shots and drops a big elbow over the back of Kane’s neck. Kane with a high elbow catching Strowman and avoids a big boot. Strowman falls out of the ring. Harper gets the tag and Ryback also gets the tag. Ryback with a flying shoulder tackle, high knees in the corner (Ryback nearly falls over the top rope on the third) and connects with a fourth. Ryback plants Harper with a scoop slam and another. More scoop slams by Ryback. Ryback with a running powerslam and Rowan breaks it up. Kane with a chokeslam on Rowan. Strowman takes out Kane. Big Show sends Strowman over the top rope. Harper is tossed over the top rope by Big Show. Big Show with a running tackle taking out Strowman on the outside. Ryback with a big clothesline to Harper back inside. Bray with a distraction on Ryback. Harper with a close roll up on Ryback. Harper with a superkick on Ryback. Ryback has Harper up and drops him with Shell Shocked. Ryback gets the win.
Winners: Kane, Big Show & Ryback
After the match, we see a replay of the finish including Luke Harper landing right on his left shoulder taking the Shell Shocked finish from Ryback.
Vincent J. McMahon Legacy of Excellence Award will be handed out tomorrow night on RAW.
Backstage, JoJo is with Roman Reigns asking what his relationship with Dean Ambrose will be like after tonight. Reigns said once the bell rings his whole life is on the line. He adds that his friendship with Ambrose is out the window and he will be the last man standing. Ambrose walks up and agrees it will never be the same. JoJo brings up Brock Lesnar. Ambrose said Lesnar is “absolutely not winning this match tonight.”
A video package runs hyping Charlotte vs. Brie Bella tonight.
WWE Divas Championship Match
Charlotte (c) w/ Ric Flair vs. Brie Bella
Lilian Garcia did introductions for the champion Charlotte and challenger Brie Bella.
Charlotte mocks Brie early doing “YES” chants and throwing Brie down off a lock up. Brie drops Charlotte down working over her left shoulder. Brie is working over the left arm of Charlotte. Charlotte rolls out and gets in a high knee to the jaw of Brie. Brie with a flip back and arm drag on Charlotte. Brie lets out a “WOOOOOO” and struts. Brie with a knee to the head of Charlotte. Brie with kicks to the chest of Charlotte. Charlotte pulls Brie out of the ring using her legs. Charlotte mocks Brie doing “YES” chants. Charlotte with shoulder charges to Brie in the corner. Brie blocks an Alabama Slam and gets a roll up for two. Charlotte fires back with a clothesline. Charlotte has a cut near her nose as she drives knees into the back of Brie. Charlotte pulls back on the arms of Brie and applies pressure with her boot. Brie pulls Charlotte down into a roll up for two. Brie puts a sleeper hold on. Charlotte drops down to break free. Charlotte locks up the head of Brie with her boots and drops her face down on the mat. Brie with a drop toe hold on Charlotte. Brie with a running knee to the head of Charlotte. Brie with elbows to Charlotte and then a huge one that drops Charlotte. Brie gets a two count on a pinfall attempt. Charlotte with chops to Brie. Charlotte with a kick that drops Brie. Brie dropkicks Charlotte off the ring apron. Brie with another dropkick this time through the ropes catching Charlotte. Brie tosses Charlotte back in. Brie is going up top, jumps and connects with a top rope dropkick. Brie is favoring her left knee/leg. Brie with kicks to the chest of Charlotte. Charlotte ducks, eats a kick and Brie with a facebuster. Charlotte goes for the Figure Four. Brie counters into the Yes Lock. Brie turns it into a single leg boston crab. Brie is staring down Flair. Charlotte kicks out of the submission. Charlotte gets the Figure Eight applied. Brie taps.
Winner and still WWE Divas Champion: Charlotte
After the match, we see a shot of Charlotte smiling holding up her title.
WrestleMania 32 is only 42 days away in Dallas at AT&T Stadium.
A video package looks at AJ Styles debuting in WWE and his feud with Chris Jericho.
Backstage, JoJo is with Chris Jericho mentioning comments by AJ Styles that Styles beating him is “eating him up inside.” Jericho said you are only as good as your last match and the last match he had he beat Styles. He said he respects Styles, but doesn’t like him. Jericho said Styles must be under all kinds of pressure because if he wins it helps and if he loses, it could derail his career and “send him packing.” He said the fate of Styles is in his hands.
Chris Jericho vs. AJ Styles
The bell rings and both Jericho and Styles circle the ring. Lock up and Jericho pushes Styles to the corner. Referee breaks it up. Styles with a roll up early for a two count. Jericho goes for a Walls of Jericho and Styles counters out. Jericho with a big arm drag. Styles goes for his Calf Crusher and Jericho reaches to the ropes to break it up. A dueling chant breaks out in Cleveland for both Jericho and Styles. Styles with a quick huricanrana on Jericho and chops to Jericho in the corner. Styles plants Jericho with a scoop slam and drops a knee. Jericho and Styles exchange chops. Styles tosses Jericho over the top rope. Jericho lands on the ring apron, goes up top and jumps catching Styles. Styles fires back with a big dropkick on Jericho. Styles with a snap suplex. Jericho with a high back body drop on Styles. Jericho clotheslines Styles over the top rope. Jericho sends Styles shoulder first into the ring barricade at ringside. Jericho throws Styles back in and catches Styles coming off the top rope with a cross body for a two count. Jericho misses a corner spot. When Styles springboards over the top rope, Jericho catches him in mid air with a kick to the ribs. Jericho springboard splashes over Styles back inside. Styles with clotheslines to fire back including a splash in the corner. Styles with a jumping forearm to the head of Jericho. Styles with a springboard inverted DDT barely catching Jericho. Jericho counters a Styles Clash attempt and Styles counters a Walls of Jericho attempt. Jericho catches Styles with a kick to the head. Styles drops Jericho down face first. Styles eats an elbow from Jericho, misses a dropkick and Jericho connects with the Lionsault for a two count. Jericho clotheslines Styles in the corner, lifts him up to the top rope, gets in a chop, Styles slides down and drops Jericho jaw first off the top turnbuckle. Styles is lifted to the ring apron, springboards up, Jericho springboards as well and catches Styles with a dropkick sending him crashing to the mat. Styles catches Jericho with a Pele Kick in the corner. Jericho hangs on when Styles attempts a huricanrana, drops down and gets Styles in the Walls of Jericho. Styles reaches and pulls himself to the bottom rope. Jericho grabs Styles and launches him out under the bottom rope right into the barricade. Jericho applies the Walls of Jericho on Styles again on the outside. The referee continues his count. Jericho jumps back in. Styles is back up ont he ring apron at 9. Jericho with a Codebreaker on Styles. Jericho covers and Styles has his arm under the bottom rope. Jericho yells at Styles calling him a stupid man. Styles with a big boot to Jericho from the corner. Spinning back hand by Styles. Styles Clash on Jericho. Jericho kicks out! Styles applies the Calf Crusher. Jericho is screaming out in pain reaching for the ropes. Jericho hesitates and then taps out.
Winner: AJ Styles
After the match, Chris Jericho gets in AJ Styles’ face. Styles yells out, “Do you want to go again? Come on Chris!” Jericho teases punching Styles and then extends his hand. Styles shakes his hand. Jericho slaps Styles on the shoulder and leaves the ring.
We hear from the Fastlane panel featuring Booker T, Corey Graves and Jerry Lawler.
Highlights from the Kickoff show featuring Kalisto defeating Alberto Del Rio in a Best 2 out of 3 Falls match to retain the WWE United States Championship is shown.
We see highlights from Smackdown on Thursday night of The New Day giving a preview of what they plan to do with Edge and Christian at Fastlane.
The Cutting Edge Peep Show
Edge and Christian run out to a huge ovation in Cleveland. They even brought out Tony Chimel for Edge’s official introduction. Edge and Christian promote their new show debuting on the WWE Network right after Fastlane tonight. They both talk about the history of the Edge and Christian tag team in Cleveland…when Big E cuts them off.
The New Day is out next. JBL adds, “Finally Cleveland gets to see a championship team.” Big E said no one cares and it is out with the old and in with the new…day. Xavier Woods said they can do pretty much what they want and enter the ring. Woods falls into the arms of Kingston after he lets off some freestyle beats. Christian brings up Kofi dropping his “fake Jamaican accent” and Edge feels like they are just ripping off the old Edge and Christian act. Big E said “LaBooty” James will never win a title in this city. Kofi asks who is better than the New Day – The Ascension? The Usos? The Dudley Boyz? Edge and Christian talk about running into Sheamus and Rusev backstage running down New Day. Woods calls the League of Nations hot garbage. The League of Nations music hits.
Sheamus, Alberto Del Rio, Rusev and King Barrett walk out. Sheamus asks Woods if he has something to say. Sheamus tells Cleveland that it’s New Day who look stupid. Woods said they would love to engage in a battle, but today is a day of rest. New Day says they are out and leave the ring. Edge said they can’t leave because King Barrett hasn’t looked at anyone menacing yet. Del Rio said Edge might be smiling now, but he wasn’t smiling the last time they fought and he kicked him into retirement. Edge and Christian bail adding they were going to give Cleveland a five second pose, but instead they present the “International House of Dumbasses.” New Day dances as Christian chants, “Watch…our show!” Michael Cole plugs the debut of the new Edge and Christian show debuting tonight.
A commercial for new WWE Network programming airs.
The Social Outcasts are out next. Heath Slater said they are about to take WWE Fastlane viral bay-bay! Curtis Axel said they are on the road to WrestleMania. Bo Dallas tells everyone to buckle up, watch out for red lights and be mindful of blind spots.
R-Truth interrupts The Social Outcasts heading to the ring.
Curtis Axel w/ The Social Outcasts vs. R-Truth
Lock up and Curtis Axel gets in a big elbow early. Truth with a big hip toss on Axel after doing some dancing. Truth with rights to Axel in the corner. Heath Slater jumps up on the ring apron with Adam Rose. Truth with right hands to both. Bo Dallas interferes grabbing the leg of Truth. Dallas leads a victory lap around the ring as Truth goes flying back. We see Goldust showing up at ringside. Goldust trips up Axel with the referee distracted. Truth with more shots on the Social Outcasts. Goldust tosses Slater into the ring barricade. Goldust tosses Rose in and Truth jumps over him. Axel rolls up Truth for the win.
Winner: Curtis Axel
After the match, we see Goldust ended up costing R-Truth the match tossing Adam Rose forcing Truth to jump over him and then get rolled up. Back live, Goldust gets in the ring and apologizes to Truth. Truth heads to the back upset as Goldust realizes he screwed up.
A video package runs hyping Brock Lesnar vs. Roman Reigns vs. Dean Ambrose.
Winner Advances to WrestleMania 32 Main Event – Triple Threat Match
Brock Lesnar vs. Roman Reigns vs. Dean Ambrose
Lilian Garcia handled introductions for Ambrose, Reigns and attempted with Lesnar until Paul Heyman took the microphone and did the introduction for Lesnar.
THe bell ring and Brock Lesnar goes after Dean Ambrose early. Lesnar dumps Ambrose out and gets in a huge german suplex on Roman Reigns! Lesnar fights off another attack by Ambrose and levels him with a clothesline. Another german suplex by Lesnar on Reigns. Ambrose with a missile dropkick dazing Lesnar. Ambrose attempts a german suplex on Lesnar. Lesnar laughs and levels Ambrose with a huge belly-to-belly suplex. Reigns drops Lesnar off the top rope. Lesnar launches Reigns into the ring barricade. Ambrose with a suicide dive to the outside. Lesnar catches Ambrose and launches him over his head. Lesnar tosses Reigns back inside the ring. Lesnar with another german suplex on Reigns. Another german from Lesnar. Lesnar is keeping count saying that is 4. Lesnar with an F5 on Reigns. Ambrose breaks it up. Lesnar smiles at Ambrose. Ambrose slaps Lesnar. Lesnar with high knees to Ambrose and tosses him aside. Lesnar drives his knee into the ribs of Ambrose near the ropes. Lesnar with a german suplex on Ambrose. Two more german suplexes by Lesnar on Ambrose. Lesnar has Ambrose up for an F5. Reigns with a spear on Lesnar, hooks the leg and Lesnar gets a shoulder up. Lesnar is struggling to his feet. Reigns with a Superman on Lesnar. Lesnar is down and rolls out. Lesnar catches Reigns on the outside and Ambrose with a low blow on Lesnar. Cole says that is legal in this match. Heyman is arguing with the referee. Ambrose starts clearing off the announce table as he nods to Reigns. Ambrose lifts Lesnar up to the shoulders of Reigns. Reigns powerbombs Lesnar through the announce table crashing it apart. Ambrose with a series of kicks to Reigns and tosses him back in. Ambrose tackles Reigns and unloads with lefts and rights. Ambrose with a corner splash, running bulldog, heads up top and Ambrose connects with a flying elbow. Ambrose and Reigns exchange shots. The fans are pro-Ambrose. Ambrose unloads on Reigns with shots, eats a boot from Reigns, hits the ropes and levels Reigns with a clothesline. Ambrose and Reigns roll out attacking Lesnar who is starting to recover. They toss Lesnar back first into the barricade. Ambrose is clearing off another announce table at ringside. Ambrose gets Lesnar up on the shoulders of Reigns again and Reigns powerbombs Lesnar through another announce table crashing it in half.
Ambrose hits a bulldog and flying clothesline on Reigns for a 2 count. Ambrose and Reigns brawl in the ring until they notice Brock Lensar getting up and decide to double-team him. Ambrose starts stripping the English announce table and they powerbomb him through that one too. They bury Lesnar in broken table parts, then go back to fighting each other. Reigns hits the Superman punch on Ambrose but misses the spear. Ambrose hits the Dirty Deeds for 2. Reigns lifts Ambrose up on to his shoulders, then out of nowhere Brock Lesnar runs in and hits a German suplex on Reigns while Ambrose is still on his shoulders, which sends both men flying. Reigns comes back with a spear on Lesnar, but Lesnar quickly puts Reigns in a Kimura lock. Ambrose brings in a steel chair and starts pummeling Lesnar with it, then gives Reigns a few chair shots for good measure. Lesnar rolls out of the ring, and Reigns hits a spear on Dean Ambrose for the 1-2-3.
Winner: Roman Reigns
Reigns celebrates in the ring as fireworks go off. Triple H’s music hits and The Game walks down to the ring in a suit with his title belt. They stare each other down in the ring and look up at the WrestleMania sign on the ceiling.