WWE Fastlane: Facts you should know
Fastlane is WWE's final special event on the Road to WrestleMania, and generally sets things up for the Show of Shows. The first Fastlane event was produced in 2015, and since then, it has become an annual extravaganza. The event has been normally treated as a secondary show, as the focus remains mostly on 'Mania with many major storylines building up to the same.
However, Fastlane in its short history has produced some very interesting matches. Also, it has often made the Road to WrestleMania more compelling, clearing the path for many performers en route to the grandest show. Here, we present 5 interesting Fastlane facts you should know (from its 4 years).
#0 Some quick facts:
#0.1 Fastlane was a RAW-exclusive event in 2017. In 2018, it became a SmackDown exclusive event. In 2019, Fastlane takes place as a dual-branded event.
#0.2 The first two Fastlane events took place in February; since then, it has moved to March.
#0.3 Fastlane-3 (2017) holds the record for the most matches at this annual event: 10
#0.4 Roman Reigns is undefeated at Fastlane. He has a 3-0 win-loss record.
#1 Winless legends
John Cena, Brock Lesnar, and Chris Jericho have all wrestled at least one match (2 matches for Cena) at the annual event, but neither of them has ever won a match at the event. That's 3 future Hall-of-Famers with an unwanted record.
John Cena competed in his first match at Fastlane 2015, where he lost to Rusev by technical submission. Cena's second match came in the 2018 installment of the special event, where again Cena ended up losing in a 6-pack challenge for the WWE Championship.
On the other hand, Brock Lesnar has only competed once at Fastlane, which isn't exactly bad considering he only wrestles at the biggest shows normally. Anyway, Lesnar had fought Reigns and Ambrose to determine the #1 Contender for the Universal Championship in 2016, that Reigns won in a stellar encounter. On the same night, Chris Jericho lost to AJ Styles in a great singles match.