3 major unanswered questions before tonight's SmackDown (March 6)
Tonight's Fastlane go-home show has a few loose ends to tie up.
The blue brand's cold streak is likely to continue tonight. The filler Fastlane pay-per-view has presented a quite unexciting build. Until it's over, WWE SmackDown isn't likely to begin the process of recovering from its rut.
Still, questions remain for both Fastlane and WrestleMania beyond it. Tonight is the go-home show to Fastlane. Will we begin to see some answers only five days away from the last major event before WrestleMania?
#1 Where is Rusev?
Rusev returned last week, but only at ringside to see Aiden English lose to Shinsuke Nakamura.
It's a puzzling place for SmackDown's most popular performer. With only a few matches announced for Fastlane (and only one of them of genuine interest - The Usos vs. The New Day), Rusev's presence and addition to the card would be a welcome one, even if it's just to beat up jobbers like Breezango.
So, will Rusev show up tonight? If so, will he be in a match?
Currently, it looks like Rusev won't be on the WrestleMania card at all, which would be a sad and needless waste of the blue brand's most over star.