10 Takeaways From WWE Fastlane 2019

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WWE Fastlane 2019 aired live from Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, OH. It was the final PPV before WrestleMania 35. Here are 10 takeaways from the PPV:

10Shane McMahon Attacked The Miz

The Usos defended their SmackDown Tag Team Championships against Shane McMahon & The Miz tonight at Fastlane. The Miz got a great reaction from his hometown crowd. The Miz’s father was seated in the front row for the match.

Shane and The Miz controlled the match early as the crowd chanted “Miz is awesome!”. The Usos battled back and isolated Shane in the ring for several minutes. Shane finally was able to connect with a DDT on Jey Uso.

The Miz and Jimmy tagged in and Miz hit a Back Body Drop and then stomped on Jimmy in the corner. Miz went for a roll-up but Jimmy kicked out at two. The Miz knocked Jimmy and Jey to the outside and connected with a Crossbody off the top rope.

Back in the ring, Miz planted Jimmy with a DDT and went for the cover but Jimmy was able to kick out at two. Jey Uso tagged in and connected with a Samoan Drop for a near fall. Shane ran into the ring and got a Samoan Drop for his troubles. The Miz hit Jey with the Skull Crushing Finale but the referee was distracted by Shane in the ring for a moment and Jey was able to kick out at two.

Jey Uso lifted Miz up in the Electric Chair as Jimmy climbed to the top rope. Miz countered and shoved Jey into the turnbuckle and Jimmy fell to the apron. Shane and Jimmy then climbed up on opposite turnbuckles. Jimmy went for a Frog Splash on Miz but Shane hit Uso with a Dropkick while both Superstars were in midair.┬áThe Miz’s dad pointed at the turnbuckle and Miz climbed to the top. Miz went for a Frog Splash but Jimmy got his knees up. Jimmy then rolled up Miz for the pinfall victory.

After the match, The Miz and Shane went up to Miz’s father. The Miz shared a hug with his dad and then raised his hand. Shane McMahon then attacked The Miz from behind and beat him down against the barricade. Shane ripped off Miz’s “Cleveland is awesome” shirt and wiped the sweat off his head. Shane then threw the shirt at The Miz and taunted Miz’s father. Shane then grabbed Miz’s dad by the face and shoved him into the seats. Shane then choked out Miz and delivered a few elbows to his face.

I’m glad they went in this direction and turned Shane McMahon heel instead of The Miz. This storyline has been pretty boring up until this point, but now I’m looking forward to the build over the next few weeks on SmackDown. The best part about Miz & Shane separating is that The Usos can now enter a feud against an actual tag team.