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:
9Sonya Deville Accidentally Cost Mandy Rose Her Shot At The Title
Asuka defended her SmackDown Women’s Championship against Mandy Rose at Fastlane. Sonya Deville accompanied Mandy down to the ring for the match. Asuka started off in control and applied a Headlock. Rose broke free but Asuka quickly locked in a Knee Bar. Rose reached the bottom rope to break the hold but Asuka then bounced her face off the top turnbuckle.
Sonya distracted Asuka and Rose tried to capitalize with a kick but Asuka countered into an Ankle Lock. Deville once again hopped up on the apron and Rose connected with a knee to the face for a two count. Asuka locked in Abdominal Stretch as Deville was shown looking under the ring for something.
Asuka hit a Dropkick off the second rope and followed it up with a Hip Attack. Asuka went for another Hip Attack but Mandy got out of the way and hit a knee to the face for a near fall. Deville grabbed a kendo stick from under the ring but left the ring skirt on the ring. Rose then tripped on the ring skirt and Asuka capitalized with a kick to the face for the pinfall victory. Deville tried to apologize after the match but Rose ignored her.
Why did @SonyaDevilleWWE grab a kendo stick from under the ring?
— WWE (@WWE) March 10, 2019
The crowd didn’t give a damn about this match and sat in silence. Asuka and Mandy didn’t seem to be on the same page at all and it led to an awful match. Hopefully, WWE can come up with something on SmackDown so Asuka has an interesting opponent at WrestleMania. After this match, I don’t have any interest in seeing these this feud continue.
Mandy was not ready for @WWEAsuka! ?
— TDE Wrestling (@totaldivaseps) March 10, 2019