5 Surprising Moments from Fastlane 2018
I am pretty excited for WrestleMania now.
It was the last major stop on Road to WrestleMania and Smackdown put on the superior show to build up to New Orleans. We had some interesting booking decisions, good surprises and it clearly set up the WWE Championship match we wanted. I am sure I am not alone in saying I cannot wait for the WWE Championship and Smackdown Women’s Championship match in four weeks. We can actually get what we want at Mania. What a novel concept.
With all of this in mind, I present my list of the top five most surprising moments from the enjoyable shown known as 2018 Fastlane:
5. Rusev Isn’t Squashed
How is Rusev not a major star? The fans love him and he constantly backs it up with some hard-hitting and believable offense. I wasn’t surprised he lost to Nakamura on Sunday but was surprised how good he looked in the process.
Ever since the crowd has screamed “Rusev Day” on every Smackdown, Rusev has simply vanished from the blue brand. It's a baffling decision and I worried he would simply vanish before WrestleMania. So it was quite surprising to see him have a physical match with Nakamura to provide a hot opener on Sunday. I was really worried it would be a squash but it made Rusev look like a real threat even with his loss.
If the WWE wants to really surprise us, they would give Rusev a prominent role at WrestleMania. A fan can only dream.