The WrestleMania challenger of WWE World Heavyweight Champion Triple H will be determined at WWE Fastlane 2016 when Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose and Brock Lesnar collide in a Triple Threat Match. The victor will go on to face The King of Kings at The Grandest Stage of Them All.
The Authority announced WWE Fastlane’s star-studded and high-stakes main event on the Jan. 25 edition of Raw, the night after the Royal Rumble, and it brings into conflict not only three of WWE’s most popular Superstars, but also three of the most dominant.
Prior to losing the WWE World Heavyweight Title to Triple H in the Royal Rumble Match, Roman Reigns appeared primed for a long championship reign. That all changed during WWE’s annual 30-Superstar fray, when Reigns suffered yet another injustice at The Authority’s hands. WWE Chairman Mr. McMahon orchestrated a gang attack by The League of Nations, and though Reigns rebounded from the four-on-one beatdown, he was ultimately eliminated by The Cerebral Assassin, who entered the Rumble Match as the surprise 30th entrant. Just how far is Reigns willing to go at WWE Fastlane to earn a title showdown against The Game, at WrestleMania no less?
Brock Lesnar faced similar, if even more sinister, headwinds in the WWE World Heavyweight Title Royal Rumble Match. After laying waste to a ring full of Superstars, The Beast Incarnate was undone by The Wyatt Family as Luke Harper, Erick Rowan and Braun Strowman ousted him from the ring, even though they had already been eliminated. No doubt incensed over his Royal Rumble outcome, the always-dangerous Lesnar now has Feb. 21 circled on his calendar. Will The Conqueror return to the main event of WrestleMania by triumphing in WWE Fastlane’s Triple Threat Match?
Rounding out the Triple Threat Match is the Superstar who is, perhaps, the most unpredictable competitor in WWE, Dean Ambrose. The Intercontinental Champion has been on an upswing following a strong showing in the Royal Rumble Match, where he finished as the runner-up, and a barbaric title defense against Kevin Owens in a Last Man Standing Match. Can Ambrose’s unhinged attack pay dividends and lead to his first WrestleMania main event?
Will Reigns and Ambrose’s friendship survive their high-stakes battle? Will The Beast take both founding members of The Shield to Suplex City? And when the smoke clears, which Superstar will have punched his ticket for WrestleMania and secure a title bout against The King of Kings?
|Fast Lane 2016 previews|
|Dean Ambrose v Roman Reigns v Brock Lesnar • Kalisto v Alberto Del Rio • Charlotte v Brie Bella • Becky Lynch & Sasha Banks v Team B.A.D. • Kevin Owens v Dolph Ziggler • Six-Man Tag Team Match • Chris Jericho v AJ Styles • The Cutting Edge Peep Show|