WWE Fast Lane 2015 took place in Memphis on Sunday, with seven matches on the card. Not only did the pay-per-view decide the main event for WrestleMania 31, but it set in motion other feuds that will come to a head at the year’s biggest event.
Roman Reigns beat Daniel Bryan cleanly to end the show, giving him a match with Brock Lesnar for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. A WrestleMania 31 match between Sting and Triple H was also confirmed, after the two met face to face, and Sting hit the COO with a Scorpion Death Drop. It looked like The Undertaker might make an appearance, but it was only Bray Wyatt, who finally revealed that he had been challenging the Phenom in his cryptic promos.
Below are the complete results for WWE Fast Lane 2015, as well as a recap for each match.
Roman Reigns vs. Daniel Bryan (No.1 Contender’s Match)
Despite the crowd’s negative reaction at the Royal Rumble, Reigns will go on to headline WrestleMania 31 against Lesnar. He pinned Bryan to end the PPV, hitting him with a spear, as Bryan looked to end the match with a running knee. It might have been Reigns’ best match as a singles wrestler, and he avoided boos when he pinned the company’s most popular babyface.
Winner: Roman Reigns
Rusev vs. John Cena (United States Championship Match)
Rusev’s unbeaten streak remains intact, as he topped Cena to keep the U.S. Title. It appeared as if Cena had a chance to win, but when Lana distracted the ref, Rusev hit Cena with a low blow. He then knocked out Cena with a kick to the face, put him in the Accolade and the ref was forced to call the match.
Seth Rollins, Kane & Big Show vs. Dolph Ziggler, Erick Rowan & Ryback
The three men who were fired just a few weeks ago were unsuccessful in their attempt to beat The Authority. Off a distraction, Big Show hit Ziggler with a Knockout Punch, allowing Kane to win with a Chokeslam. After Rollins hit all three men with a Curb Stomp, Randy Orton stormed to the ring to clean house, returning to WWE TV for the first time in four months. Rollins managed to escape, but it appears he’ll be seeing Orton at WrestleMania 31.
Winner: Seth Rollins, Kane & Big Show
Bad News Barrett vs. Dean Ambrose (Intercontinental Championship Match)
Barrett didn’t want to take the match, and he showed as much during the match, trying to head backstage with his title multiple times. Ambrose wouldn’t let the champ get away, frustrated to the point where he eventually got disqualified, repeatedly kicking Barrett in the corner and not stopping as the ref had asked. With the unresolved ending to their feud, there could be a rematch at WrestleMania 31.
Winner: Bad News Barrett
Goldust vs. Stardust
After getting instructions from Dusty Rhodes not to hurt his brother, Goldust got the pinfall with a rollup. However, it doesn’t appear that the feud will end at Fast Lane, as Stardust beat up Goldust backstage, in front of their father. Stardust told Dusty Rhodes that he would no longer live in his shadow, and this family feud could conclude at the biggest PPV of 2015.
Nikki Bella vs. Paige (Divas Championship Match)
Nikki retained her belt at a third straight PPV. She didn’t get any help from Brie Bella, who was at ringside, though she did pull on Paige’s tights to help her get the pinfall.
Winner: Nikki Bella
The Usos vs. Cesaro & Tyson Kidd (Tag Team Championship Match)
WWE has a new pair of tag team champions, after Kidd pinned Jimmy Uso by hitting him with a swinging fisherman suplex.
Winner: Cesaro & Tyson Kidd