WWE Fastlane 2018: 5 potential finishes for the WWE championship six-pack challenge
Could controversy mar the match and have implications on the WrestleMania 34 card?
As Sunday, March 11th quickly approaches, so does Smackdown Live's presentation of Fastlane. The event will also mark the final brand-exclusive pay-per-view, as beginning with WrestleMania and move onward, the pay-per-views will feature both brands and a variety of different matches.
One match that stands out for its major implications is the six-pack challenge for the WWE championship involving Kevin Owens, Sami Zayn, Baron Corbin, Dolph Ziggler, John Cena and the champion AJ Styles.
There is so much that is hanging in the balance because the winner of this matchup will go on to face Shinsuke Nakamura for the title at WrestleMania. From the moment Nakamura won the Royal Rumble, fans have been salivating at the chance of seeing a match between him and Styles once again.
The last time these two men faced each other it was in an NJPW ring, and the end was result was nothing but respect. What will happen with these six men, and who will walk out as the WWE champion?
Here are five potential finishes for the WWE championship six-pack challenge at Fastlane.
#5 AJ Styles wins clean
Styles went from having a 20% chance of retaining the title to a 16.666% chance of winning with the inclusion of John Cena. During the Styles vs Owens and Zayn feud, the one constant has been regardless of the odds is that Styles has remained on top.
This gives fans enough reason to believe that this narrative will continue. The story being told is that it doesn't matter what the stipulation is, Styles will overcome any obstacle in his way.
The inclusion of not just Owens and Zayn, but Baron Corbin, Dolph Ziggler and John Cena also suggest that the odds are about as insurmountable as they could possibly be for Styles. However, this is where this chapter for Styles now concludes.
To the victor goes the spoils, and Styles has all the riches before him, whether it is the championship or the adulation of the fans. He is the focal point of the match, and regardless of how low the odds of him winning maybe, we could simply see once again why he is phenomenal.