5 Surprises that could happen at WWE Fastlane 2019
WWE Fastlane is scheduled to take place on March 10, 2019, at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. It will be the final stop to the "Road To WrestleMania". The show will feature bouts from both the brands, Raw and SmackDown Live.
As of now, four matches have been confirmed for the event, with "The New" Daniel Bryan defending his WWE Championship against a returning Kevin Owens who replaced the previous #1 contender Kofi Kingston, this past week on SmackDown Live.
SmackDown Women's Champion Asuka will face Mandy Rose, The Miz and Shane McMahon will get their rematch for the SmackDown Tag Team Titles against The Usos, and the inaugural Women's Tag Team Champions Sasha Banks and Bayley will be defending their titles for the first time against Nia Jax and Tamina.
The match-card looks decent, with more matches to be added on next week's go home shows. As usual, there will be a lot of surprises by WWE for this event because it's so close to WWE's annual event, WrestleMania.
So, here are five surprises that could happen at this year's Fastlane PPV.
#5 R-Truth puts an open challenge for the United States Title; Sami Zayn answers
This past week on SmackDown, R-Truth issued an open challenge for his United States Championship, which was answered by both Andrade and Rey Mysterio. Truth successfully retained his title with a roll-up on Mysterio.
Now, these open challenges have always been the best part of WWE programming whenever they occurred, as not only they provide opportunities to the talented WWE Superstars who are sitting at the back, but they also give us surprising returns and debuts. Even in the past, top stars like John Cena and Seth Rollins have issued successful open challenges.
R-Truth should definitely put an open challenge at the Fastlane pay-per-view, as it would generate curiosity among the fans of which superstar can return or debut at the event. The challenge should be accepted by Sami Zayn, who is heavily rumored to be ready for an in-ring return.
Zayn injured both of his rotator cuffs and has been recovering since June 2018. A return at Fastlane will bring him back for WrestleMania season and he could possibly win his first main roster title in WWE by becoming the new United States Champion.