WWE Fastlane 2017 Results: Twitter Reacts to Top Stars, Moments and More

The Doctor Chris MuellerFeatured ColumnistMarch 6, 2017

Bayley retained against Charlotte at Fastlane.
Bayley retained against Charlotte at Fastlane.Credit: WWE.com

WWE Fastlane was the final stop for the Raw brand on the road to WrestleMania 33. The show featured some solid matches, but it also included a few painful segments.

Braun Strowman suffered his first clean singles loss, and Charlotte's pay-per-view winning streak was broken in what many thought was a controversial ending.

Despite some big moments with top stars, many felt the match between Neville and Jack Gallagher stole the show by telling a simple but exciting story.

As usual, everyone took to Twitter to share their thoughts on Fastlane.


The Destroyer Reigns Supreme

Samoa Joe and Sami Zayn started off the night with a fun match that saw the former TNA standout give a dominant performance against The Underdog From the Underground.

Joe's athleticism isn't just impressive for a man of his size. It's impressive, period. On top of being a great performer, he knows the psychology behind telling a good story in the ring.

Bleacher Report's Mike Chiari wished the bout had lasted longer:

Both Bubba Ray Dudley and Jim Ross liked what they saw from Joe:


The Boss Overcomes

Many people went into Fastlane assuming Nia Jax would continue her reign of terror against Sasha Banks, but The Boss proved to be too resilient to stay down.

Both women worked hard to make sure the women's title match coming later in the show didn't outshine their bout, and the reviews they received on Twitter indicate they accomplished their goal.

Chiari, Sean Waltman and B/R's Ryan Dilbert all had good things to say about Banks-Jax:


WWE Struggles to Fill Time

For some unknown reason, WWE decided to break up the team of Rusev and Jinder Mahal, but considering neither man was benefitting from the partnership in an already-crowded tag team scene, it wasn't a big loss for the division.

Raw general manager Mick Foley booked each competitor in a singles match against a different opponent, and both bouts lasted a lot longer than anyone thought they would.

B/R's James Moffat, Dilbert and Chiari were not fans:


The Cruiserweights Steal the Show

Neville and Jack Gallagher's match was stuck in the middle of the show, but it ended up being the most entertaining contest on the card.

Both men pulled out all the stops to make sure they deserved the "This is awesome" chants they received. Their versatility was on full display, and both men walked out of Fastlane looking like stars.

SmackDown announcer Mauro Ranallo, NXT Superstar Peyton Royce and WWE's Mustafa Ali were some of the many to come away impressed:


A Controversial Ending

Bayley and Charlotte went into their title match with a lot of pressure on their shoulders. They have been part of so many instant classics, and fans expected the same from them at Fastlane.

While the bulk of the wrestling was solid, the ending left a bad taste in the mouth of many watching at home. It set up Banks to turn heel on Bayley eventually, but the match suffered as a result.

B/R's Donald Wood, Kevin Berge, Chiari and Graham Matthews concurred:


A Predictable Main Event

The main event ending in controversy seemed too obvious from the start, so when Chris Jericho showed up to cost his former best friend the title, nobody was surprised.

The entrances, introductions and posturing by Owens outside the ring lasted 10 times longer than the match itself.

While the crowd in the arena applauded the outcome, the reaction on Twitter was less complimentary. We now have Goldberg vs. Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania and a guaranteed showdown between Jericho and Owens on the same card.

Berge and B/R's Alfred Konuwa commented on the actual amount of ring time, while Wood noted that Goldberg vs. Lesnar would appeal to a large cross-section of fans.

Matthews was left looking for a silver lining: