BLEACHER REPORT: Why Fastlane Is WWE’s Most Irrelevant Show

BY ANTHONY MANGO – FEBRUARY 21, 2019


The promise of the Road to WrestleMania is that everything in WWE is more grandiose than normal for this stretch of time.

Every match is supposed to be more important than ever in establishing momentum. The best talent should theoretically be featured to build the most hype possible. Each passing show should get more and more intense. So on and so forth.

But when it comes to the annual Fastlane event, everything comes to a screeching halt and much of that philosophy seems to go out the window.

WWE Fastlane 2019 will be the fifth incarnation of the pay-per-view, and it’s sad to say that there has yet to be a single one of these events that has knocked it out of the park. In fact, while it’s a cynical way to view things, let’s face it—instead of a pivotal piece of the puzzle, Fastlane may be WWE’s most pointless event of the year.

Fundamentally, what kills Fastlane is the time of year it’s placed, which gives it a slim margin for success.

When WWE only had the Big Four events, there were two solid months between Royal Rumble and WrestleMania to build hype … Read the Full Story HERE


 

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