WWE Fastlane results: AJ Styles and Shinsuke Nakamura set up Wrestlemania showdown

At the end of the night, we should have a better idea on whether or not The Undertaker will be competing at WrestleMania this year.

When questioned by a WWE interviewer about her gestures and several inhibited and obscure signs after her match in the ring, Asuka accepted that she's opting for a challenge to fight with Charlotte at WrestleMania in the WWEFastlane.

AJ Styles is one of the wrestlers starring in the Six-Pack Challenge for the WWE Championship. That's like nearly half the Smackdown Live! roster.

The biggest implication of the main event, however, is the WWE Championship match at WrestleMania 34, in which Shinsuke Nakamura is already a penciled-in participant.

The remainder of the card shows Randy Orton challenging Bobby Roode for his United States Championship and yet another Tag Team Championship battle between The Usos and The New Day.

Gearing up for WrestleMania, the SLAM!

I knew the pace would be rather plodding and there'd be plenty of rest holds, and yet - I was really clinging to the hope that Roode would retain.

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I don't want to entertain the thought of a surprise, because this is one of those scenarios where a surprise victory by John Cena, or really anyone other than A.J. Styles, would be an unwelcome one. Is it that Cena's days are numbered?

Orton took the long route to nab this shiny accolade as he's been a WWE Superstar for almost twenty years-compared to Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns who became Grand Slammers in 2017.

Charlotte Flair vs Ruby Riott was next and this was a good match, although slightly predictable. So what does this have to with this Six Pack Challenge? It's why if Cena does win a 17th World Title the audience may not react as positively as they did to his 16th World Title Reign.

Sami Zayn versus Shinsuke Nakamura is a proven commodity. The fans cheer as Orton stands tall as the new US Champion. The New Day and The Usos were on pace to have another fantastic match, but the Bludgeon Brothers appeared and demolished both teams. Spoiler alert: AJ Styles is going to win. Simply a rematch from New Japan's Wrestle Kingdom 10, in which Nakamura got the better of Styles for the IWGP Intercontinental Title. That seems like a long-shot however, so go with Styles to retain.

Two weeks ago, Shinsuke Nakamura defeated Aiden English in a meaningless match. What's up with Ziggler and Corbin? Leaving Cena as the odd man out.

This was the most anticipated match of the night and sadly, ended up being the most disappointing. Or is it the non-WWE backstory history between AJ and Nakamura.

What do you make of WWE potentially scrapping a ladder match at WrestleMania this year? Which is why I predict Cena wins, and Mania becomes a three-way for the title. I'm not sold on the package Fastlane offers, as it is usually the show that sets the tone for April. This match is all smoke and mirrors. The "King of Strong Style" had earned the opportunity to face any champion of his right and he chose the WWE championship for a match at WM 34. Although, this match is supposed to give the champion a sense of danger in losing the title, on paper, it doesn't seem to be one of those situations where Styles is going to lose the championship. We don't need John Cena in the equation.

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