WWE Fastlane 2015
The fist-ever WWE Fastlane pay-per-view, which comes to us live from the FedEx Forum in Memphis, Tennessee tonight opens with the usual elaborate video package to tell the stories leading into tonight’s show.
The pyro explodes. “The Fastlane to WrestleMania begins tonight,” opens Michael Cole on commentary.
Dolph Ziggler, Erick Rowan & Ryback vs. Big Show, Kane & Seth Rollins
From there, Dolph Ziggler’s theme hits and out he comes. He stops half way down the ramp. Then, Erick Rowan’s theme hits and he comes out and joins him. Those two then wait as Ryback’s theme hits and he comes out. All three head to the ring.
After the babyface entrances, Big Show’s theme hits and out he comes. Kane comes out next and joins him. Finally, Seth Rollins comes out and all three head to the ring. Six-man tag-team action kicks off the WWE Fastlane pay-per-view event.
The babyfaces start strong very briefly, but almost immediately the heels take over. The smoke clears and Rollins is in control of Ziggler. Ziggler finally fights back and tags in Rowan. Rowan is in control of Rollins now with ease thus far.
Kane tags in and after taking a beating for a minute or so, he turns the tide. He tags Big Show in and the big man continues the dominance. The action spills out to the floor where Rowan slams Big Show back-first into the ring post. He goes for a follow-up, but Big Show moves and Rowan slams into the post. While on the ground hurt, J&J Security take some cheap shots on Rowan. Big Show grabs him, throws him in the ring and continues to punish him.
Big Show tags Kane in, who picks up where he left off. Kane takes it to Rowan for a while and then tags in Rollins. “Mr. Money in the Bank” continues to punish Rowan.
After a series of near falls between Rollins and Ryback, Rollins goes for a Blockbuster off the top, but Ryback catches him in the suplex position, moves him into a Shellshock and blasts him. He covers him, but Big Show makes the save. Out of nowhere, Big Show nails Ziggler with the knockout punch. Kane pins him and it’s over.
Ziggler and Kane both tag in. Ziggler takes the hot tag and starts nailing anything that moves. Ziggler hits a big DDT on Kane for a near fall. He goes for the FameAsser followup, but Kane avoids it. Ziggler superkicks Kane and hits the FameAsser on Rollins, who tries to interfere.
Winners: Big Show, Kane & Seth Rollins
After The Match: Randy Orton Returns
After the match, Rollins hits a Curb Stomp on Ziggler. Kane chokeslams Ryback. All three, along with J&J Security, beat down Rowan as well. As the three continue to punish Ryback, the fans start chanting “Randy Orton.” Sure enough, Orton’s theme hits and out he comes to make the save. He RKOs anything that moves as the fans in Memphis erupt. He goes for the draping DDT on Rollins, but Big Show gets him out of there. Orton RKOs Kane for good measure.
Backstage: Goldust & Dusty Rhodes
A video package airs showing the history of the Rhodes family feud. From there, we shoot backstage to Goldust when in walks Dusty Rhodes. Rhodes tells Goldust to take it easy on his brother. Goldust says he’s not fighting his brother tonight, he’s fighting Stardust. He says he’s gotta hurt him to the point that his brother shows up. Dusty tells him that both of them mean the world to him. Goldust walks off.
Stardust vs. Goldust
From there, we shoot back live inside the arena. Stardust’s theme hits and out he comes. He makes it to the ring. He’s only wearing a partial Stardust uniform, as he’s got no shirt on. He’s still painted up and wearing the shiney black pants, however. Next out is Goldust. It’s time for our brother versus brother match of the evening here at WWE Fastlane.
The bell rings and here we go. JBL and Cole get The Godfather and Lord of the Rings confused. Meanwhile, Goldust is in control of his little brother early on. A crowd chant of “Cody” starts to get to Stardust. Goldust extends his hand to shake Stardust’s hand, but Stardust slaps it away.
The two lock up and continue to go to work. Goldust dominates little brother for a bit and then Stardust turns the tide. Stardust is in firm control at this point, as the action slows down a bit and the commentators talk about past sibling rivalries.
The fans start chanting “Cody” at Stardust again, and again it bothers him. He continues to punish Goldust, which shuts the crowd up.
Stardust goes to hit the Curtain Call on Goldust. Out of nowhere, Goldust rolled him up. 1-2-3. Goldust wins. We see Dusty Rhodes looking on from a montor backstage as Goldust’s theme plays in the arena.
Stardust looks confused as Goldust stands over him with his hand extended, offering to shake hands. Stardust ultimately refuses, rolling out of the ring and turning his back on Goldust. We see another shot of Dusty watching from backstage.
The actual pin is shown a few times on replays with the commentators calling it controversial. Goldust rolled Stardust up and it looked like the ref didn’t hit three, but apparently he did. Either way, Goldust won and we’ve moved on.