It goes without saying that the build to Fastlane 2019 is the worst pay per view build in recent memory. In ways that only they know how, WWE has somehow, someway, made all of their reigning champions look like losers on the way into the show, taking the wind out of their sails on the way to WrestleMania. That's some feat. New era, right?
The other matches on the card, with one exception, are pure, unadulterated filler.
The whole thing again shows that Fastlane is easily the most unnecessary pay per view on the WWE calendar and it should be gotten rid of without delay.
Nevertheless, since this show is, unfortunately, happening on Sunday, here are a few things that should happen to ensure that WWE doesn't completely wreck the road to WrestleMania.
#1 Chad Gable and Bobby Roode regain the Raw tag team titles
It would be hard to imagine saying this in another context, but Chad Gable and Bobby Roode regaining the Raw tag team titles would be the most palatable outcome for the Raw tag team division.
WWE has already demonstrated that they put the titles on the Revival solely because of contract issues. They've looked like losers ever since. The titles need to be rebuilt and it is clear that the Revival's reign won't actually revive the fortunes of the red straps.
How about Aleister Black and Ricochet?
They shouldn't be a tag team for long. In fact, them being put in the place of Johnny Gargano and Tommaso Ciampa is a warning sign. It shows a cut and paste attitude with the new NXT call ups, suggesting that there were no major plans in place for them before they were called up. Nevertheless, both men have much higher ceilings than the tag team division and it would be a crime to waste them there.
Gable and Roode are the best team for the titles at this time.