AJ Styles retains WWE Championship Fastlane
“Welcome to the house that A-J-Styles built. Styles talks about defending that title at WrestleMania is a huge accomplishment for him. He talks about his dream match with Shinsuke Nakamura and how they’ve shared similar paths to WWE. Here comes Shinsuke Nakamura to interrupt. Big reaction for Nakamura in Indianapolis. “At WrestleMania, dreams come true. My dream…knee to face. And I become champion.”
We see a shot of Shinsuke Nakamura watching the match from ringside. Rusev pulls Styles at him and connects with a quick clothesline. Rusev props Styles up on the top turnbuckle. Styles drops Rusev with a big clothesline and follows with a flying forearm off the ropes. Styles grabs his knee and tries to walk it off. Rusev counters a Styles Clash attempt. Styles is countering Rusev, but Rusev grabs the top rope to break free. Rusev is hanging on to the ropes. Styles pulls Rusev off and rolls through into a Calf Crusher.
Winner:- AJ Styles
Tag Team Champion Jimmy Uso and Big E vs. The Bludgeon Brothers
Jimmy Uso and Big E attack Harper and Rowan immediately on the outside. Harper and Rowan grab the mallets and enter the ring with Jimmy and Big E. Jimmy and Big E swing. Harper and Rowan avoid the chair shots. Jimmy and Big E bail. The match is now in progress when we return live as Rowan drops Big E with a scoop slam. Harper levels Jimmy with a big boot and tosses Big E out of the ring. Rowan sends Big E into the steel steps. Rowan gets the tag, Harper slaps him and sends Rowan into Jimmy.
Winners:- Bludgeon Brothers
Asuka make Smackdown Live
WWE Smackdown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair heads to the ring. Here. comes Asuka making her Smackdown Live debut. Charlotte. welcomes Asuka to Smackdown Live. Asuka thanks her. Charlotte talks about traveling the world defending her title. Charlotte admits she wanted Asuka to pick her for the title match at WrestleMania because she wants the challenge. Charlotte plans to end the streak and cement her legacy at WrestleMania. Asuka says she chose Charlotte because she likes a challenge. Charlotte and Asuka smile at each other as the segment comes to a close. WWE United States Champion Randy Orton is standing in the ring with a mic. Orton says he has been called many different things throughout the course of his career. Orton raises up the title over his head. He says winning this title has been him on a short and elite list of Grand Slam Champions. Bobby. Roode is out next to interrupt. Roode plans to invoke his rematch clause. Jinder Mahal walks out next with a mic in hand. He wants to also congratulate Orton.
Bobby Roode vs. Jinder Mahal
Randy Orton takes a seat at ringside for the match tonight. The bell rings and Mahal goes after Roode in the corner. Roode attempts a Glorious DDT early. Mahal has a headlock applied on Roode. Series of counters into a cover by Roode for a two count. Sunil Singh distracts Roode on the ring apron. Roode pushes him off and goes up to the top turnbuckle. This allows Mahal to trip up Roode and then connect with the Khallas.
Winner:- Jinder Mahal
Naomi vs. Carmella
Carmella stands on Naomi’s hair and pulls her arms up. Naomi with a big jumping tackle and right hands to Carmella. Carmella with a big slap to Naomi fires back with a slap of her own. Naomi with body shots to Carmella and follows that up with a clothesline. Naomi with a huge knee to the face of Carmella. Carmella immediately rolls up Naomi and picks up the quick pinfall victory tonight.
Shane McMahon’s WrestleMania 34 announcements
Smackdown Commissioner Shane McMahon heads to the ring. We see photo highlights from Fastlane where Shane got involved in the Six Pack Challenge main event for the WWE Championship, preventing both Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn from securing pinfalls to become the new WWE Champion during the match. Shane says hello to Indianapolis. He talks about having issues with Owens and Zayn the last few months. Shane talks about getting a match with Owens inside a Hell in a Cell and how Zayn got involved in that match. Shane mentions he recently spoke with Smackdown General Manager Daniel Bryan and announces he will return to the show next week. Shane says before he goes he has one more announcement to make. Here comes Kevin Owens to interrupt with a mic in hand. Owens is shaking his head. Sami Zayn walks out next with a mic in hand, gets in Owens’ face and then talks to Shane. Owens joins in. Zayn is picking up Shane in the corner and throws him at Owens. Owens connects with a Pop Up Powerbomb on Shane. A WWE referee slides in and Owens takes him out with a big knee. Zayn grabs a steel chair and sets it up. Owens puts the head of Shane inside the chair and tosses him face first into the steel ring post. Shane starts to squeal in pain.