Why Fastlane was the worst WWE pay per view in history
I’ve been a fan of wrestling for over two decades and have never really hated a pay per view event. That was until this past Sunday at Fastlane. After the first couple of matches I quickly realized that Creative had lost its mind. Truthfully speaking here I am a pretty positive person when it comes to WWE Creative and their booking, however I can not defend this pay per view. I’ve re-watched it a few times and still feel bleh towards it all. Here’s just a few reasons why Fastlane can compete with the best of them for title of worst pay per view in history.
It was the worst pay per view I have ever seen. That pretty much says it all. Did I not say that already? This glorified episode of Raw was terrible from the second match on. Wrestlers were botching moves and finishes, Creative was just giving away moments that should have meant something and mattered (after months and months of investing in squash matches etc.) they called in their investment for pennies on the dollar. I left that show just in disbelief that you could prematurely climax something so important.
Keep in mind this is the pay per view before Wrestlemania. Let me repeat that. This is the PPV before Wrestlemania. The wrestlers they’ve built up and protected so much over the last 7 months were destroyed in a matter of minutes. Nia Jax? Lost by roll up pin. Braun Strowman? Lost cleanly to Roman Reigns who by the way did not need that victory at all. Charlotte’s streak? Ruined. A moment that has been built for an epic finale was given away and no one cares now because it had a terrible ending. What do all these mistakes have in common? The answer is timing. Someone jumped the gun when they did not need too. You tend to get feeling that these decisions were done to throw people off but at what cost?
I get the idea of throwing people off but sometimes, especially when its this close to the biggest event of the whole year, You should keep building. Remember Daniel Bryan winning Wrestlemania 30?
Remember how emotional you got? Yes you, I know you did I sure as hell did. I cried tears of joy because he finally overcame the odds. That is what a true wrestling fan lives for, those feelings of pure emotion. After months and months of getting screwed over and teased we finally had our climax. This is what makes Fastlane the worst PPV in history, we were robbed of our moments. Why not continue to build? Why? I decided not to vent about the Kevin Owens vs Goldberg match simply because we all know what its building to and I really want to see a Jericho vs Owens Wrestlemania match. Luke Gallows and Carl Anderson had the best tag team finish I have seen in a long time. I enjoyed that match mostly because of the finish. Aside from those few moments, this pay per view was just lackluster.
I guess time will tell on why they elected to go this route. For me personally though, I feel that the WWE didn’t play a full four quarters and ended up with their own version of a Warriors 3-1 lead or a Falcons 25 point lead.
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