5 things to watch for at WWE Fastlane 2018 event
The final pit stop on the WWE Road to WrestleMania 34 will be Fastlane 2018, coming up this Sunday, March 11th.
This is where the SmackDown brand will cement a portion of the roster's involvement for the biggest show of the year as well as potentially make any last minute changes and swerves to keep fans on their toes.
For the most part, every pay-per-view has an outline of specific keynotes WWE's creative team are trying to accomplish and some bullet points to hit for storylines.
With a little bit of foresight and some guesswork mixed with logical deductive reasoning, we can try to figure out the most important elements that are coming our way for Fastlane before they happen.
Here's a look at five of the chief things to pay attention to and look out for when it comes to what will go down at Fastlane 2018.
#5 Momentum for AJ Styles and Shinsuke Nakamura
In some ways, what should be the most important thing to take away from this event should be excited about the WWE Championship match at WrestleMania between AJ Styles and Shinsuke Nakamura.
Obviously, this implies that Styles retains his title in the Six-Pack Challenge and nothing happens to Nakamura to prevent him from utilizing his Royal Rumble title opportunity, but that should go without being said.
Nakamura is booked in a throwaway match with Rusev where he'll definitely win and it won't matter, so the only real positive to come out of that is that he will have another victory to his name than he did before Fastlane.
Likewise, Styles will have gone through the arduous task of retaining his title in a match with five other men who could all steal it from him at any point without even beating him, so he'll look very strong leaving this event.
If WWE plays the right cards, one of the biggest impressions viewers should have when the event is over is that they watched enough to convince them that Styles vs. Nakamura will be a lot of fun to watch.