En una movida rara, se hizo un cambio a la lucha estelar de Fastlane via Twitter:
— Shane McMahon (@shanemcmahon) February 8, 2018
Originalmente pautada a ser Sami Zayn vs Kevin Owens vs AJ Styles al finalizar Smackdown esta semana, pero continuando la confusa historia de Shane McMahon no estando alegre con las decisiones de Daniel Bryan, Shane anuncio que el ganador de Dolph Ziggler vs Baron Corbin la semana que viene sera añadido a la lucha estelar. Algo muy peculiar dado la pobre presentación reciente para los dos individuos con Ziggler inexplicablemente vacando el Campeonato de los Estados Unidos tan pronto lo gano y teniendo una presentación corta en el Royal Rumble mientras que Corbin no ha hecho nada desde perder el titulo de los Estados Unidos.
While AJ Styles is still scheduled to defend his WWE Championship against Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn at Fastlane, it looks like there will be another person joining them.
WWE had Shane McMahon announce on Twitter today that the winner of Dolph Ziggler vs. Baron Corbin on next week’s SmackDown will be added to the Fastlane main event: “An unexpected end to #SDLive with a triple threat match made for #WWEFastlane…I’m going to make a bit more interesting. Next week: @BaronCorbinWWE vs. @HEELZiggler. The winner is added to the match and makes it a #Fatal4Way for the @WWE title.”
Next week’s episode will be the first time Ziggler has appeared on SmackDown since December 19th. After winning the United States Championship at Clash of Champions, there was a storyline where he left the title in the ring and walked out. Bobby Roode then went on to win the championship in a tournament.
Ziggler returned at the Royal Rumble, coming in as a surprise entrant at number 30 and being eliminated by Finn Balor after a couple of minutes.
Both Ziggler and Corbin were left off the “SmackDown Top 10 List” that debuted as a ranking system this Tuesday.
Daniel Bryan announced Styles vs. Owens vs. Zayn for Fastlane after Styles got involved in a number one contender’s match between the two of them. Earlier in the night, Shane questioned why Bryan even put Owens and Zayn in the number one contender’s match.
Fastlane is SmackDown’s last pay-per-view before WrestleMania and will take place at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio on March 11th. Before Shinsuke Nakamura won the Royal Rumble, the venue had been advertising Styles vs. Nakamura vs. Owens vs. Zayn vs. Randy Orton as the main event.