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Fastlane is a professional wrestling event produced annually by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). It replaced Elimination Chamber in the February slot of WWE's pay-per-view calendar. The name of the event is a reference to its position on the "Road to WrestleMania". In 2015 and 2016, Fastlane was held in February until after WWE reinstated the brand split in July 2016, which moved it to March in the seceding years. In 2017, Fastlane was a Raw-exclusive pay-per-view and in 2018, it switched to being SmackDown-exclusive.

2015

Seven matches were contested on the main card with no match on the pre-show. In the main event, Roman Reigns defeated Daniel Bryan to retain his WWE World Heavyweight Championship shot against Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 31. Also at the event Triple H had a "face-to-face" confrontation with Sting.

The event received 46,000 buys (excluding WWE Network views), down from the Elimination Chamber 2014 figure of 183,000 buys, which predated the launch of the WWE Network.

2016

The event consisted of eight matches (including the pre-show). In the main event, Roman Reigns defeated Brock Lesnar and Dean Ambrose in a triple threat match to become the #1 contender for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship to face Triple H at WrestleMania 32.

2017

Ten matches were contested at the event with one match on the pre-show. In the main event, Goldberg defeated Kevin Owens to win the WWE Universal Championship, becoming the only person to win the Universal Championship, WWE's World Heavyweight Championship, and the WCW World Heavyweight Championship. On the undercard, Roman Reigns defeated Braun Strowman, ending Strowman's undefeated streak, Bayley retained the Raw Women's Championship against Charlotte Flair, thus ending Flair's undefeated streak in singles matches at pay-per-views, Neville retained the WWE Cruiserweight Championship against Gentleman Jack Gallagher, and Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson retained the Raw Tag Team Championship against Enzo Amore and Big Cass.

2018

Seven matches were contested at the event, including one on the pre-show. In the main event, AJ Styles retained the WWE Championship in a six-pack challenge against Kevin Owens, Sami Zayn, Baron Corbin, Dolph Ziggler, and free agent John Cena. On the undercard, Randy Orton defeated Bobby Roode to win his first United States Championship, becoming the eighteenth Grand Slam Champion in the process. Charlotte Flair also retained the SmackDown Women's Championship against Ruby Riott, after which, women's Royal Rumble winner Asuka from the Raw brand made her Fastlane debut to challenge Flair for the title at WrestleMania 34.

Fastlane dates and venues

Raw-branded event SmackDown-branded event
Event Date City Venue Main event
Fastlane 2015 February 22, 2015 Memphis, Tennessee FedEx Forum Roman Reigns vs. Daniel Bryan for a WWE World Heavyweight Championship match at WrestleMania 31
Fastlane 2016 February 21, 2016 Cleveland, Ohio Quicken Loans Arena Roman Reigns vs. Dean Ambrose vs. Brock Lesnar for a WWE World Heavyweight Championship match at WrestleMania 32
Fastlane 2017 March 5, 2017 Milwaukee, Wisconsin BMO Harris Bradley Center Kevin Owens (c) vs. Goldberg for the WWE Universal Championship
Fastlane 2018 March 11, 2018 Columbus, Ohio Nationwide Arena AJ Styles (c) vs. Kevin Owens vs. Sami Zayn vs. Baron Corbin vs. Dolph Ziggler vs. John Cena for the WWE Championship

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Fastlane
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