February 19, 2015

Current Watch List:

  • Daniel Bryan vs. The Miz (WWE)
  • Roman Reigns vs. Luke Harper (WWE)
  • Seth Rollins vs. Dolph Ziggler (WWE)

Matches Watched:

Daniel Bryan vs. The Miz

Not a squash, but close to it.  That is what Bryan and Reigns should be doing though heading into the PPV.  Liked that they brought up the shared history between Miz and Bryan.

Roman Reigns vs. Luke Harper

This was a short, hard hitting heavyweight sprint.  The exact sort of match that Reigns should have been having at the start of his push.  Keep him off the mic and have him win competitive four minute matches in impressive fashion.  Harper hit him hard enough that it meant something and Reigns gave it back pretty well.  Normally I’d say Reigns should have destroyed his opponent in the last show before the PPV, but this match layout was more effective than that would have been.

Seth Rollins vs. Dolph Ziggler

While I know better than to trust the opinions of random people who send in spoilers, the Smackdown results I read had this as a very good match.  I figured that if Rollins and Ziggler were given enough time and rolled out the near falls, it is certainly possible they could have a good TV main event.  The actual match was average-ish though.  They had one good near fall, otherwise it was mainly killing time until the post-match angle.  It’s so WWE to promote the match around the fact that Noble and Mercury are banned from ringside, only to roll out Kane, Big Show, Ryback, and Rowan after the commercial break.  I do appreciate that they gave more than the normal effort to building up what is essentially a throw away six man tag on the PPV.  I am as excited for Fast Lane as I’ve been for a WWE card in a while and the fact that all the matches have had some level of build is a big part of that.

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