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WWE Fastlane 2021 Live Match Results And Updates

The final stop on the road to Wrestlemania is happening as we speak. It’s WWE Fastlane, a pay-per-view that offers one final chance to shake up the championship bouts already set for next month’s Wrestlemania. And luckily for you, GameSpot is here and delivering all of the live results you’ll need.

Of course, only one of WWE’s top titles is on the line tonight, with Roman Reigns defending the Universal Championship. Still, the stakes for this show are high as we expect a number of storyline developments that will play directly into the Wrestlemania match card. Will The Fiend return tonight? Will Sasha Banks or Bianca Belair turn heel to cement their feud? Could Daniel Bryan find a way to insert himself into the Wrestlemania main event?

WWE Fastlane 2021 takes place at the Thunderdome, which emanates from the Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. It’s the last pay-per-view event at the Thunderdome before WWE heads to Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida next month for Wrestlemania. It remains to be seen what the company will do for the pay-per-views that follow.

The show is underway now and if you need a companion for your viewing experience, you can also check out WWE’s live watch-along of Fastlane.

In the United States, this event will be streaming on both the Peacock streaming service, as well as the WWE Network. It’ll be the last WWE Network event for American fans, as the service’s programming is becoming a Peacock exclusive.

You can take a look at the card for WWE Fastlane 2021 below.

  • Roman Reigns (c) vs. Daniel Bryan (Universal Championship)
  • Shayna Baszler & Nia Jax (c) vs. Sasha Banks & Bianca Belair (Women’s Tag Team Championship)
  • Big E (c) vs. Apollo Crews (Intercontinental Championship)
  • Riddle vs. Mustafa Ali (United States Championship)
  • Drew McIntyre vs. Sheamus
  • Randy Orton vs. Alexa Bliss
  • Seth Rollins vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
  • Shane McMahon vs. Braun Strowman

Below you’ll find our live results from the show, along with notes of any important happenings from the matches. You should also take a moment to listen to the special episode of Wrestle Buddies below, in which Chris E. Hayner and Mat Elfring share their Fastlane predictions.

Kickoff Show

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Riddle vs. Mustafa Ali (United States Championship)

Given how Ali and the rest of Retribution have been booked lately, there was never any doubt that Riddle would retain his title in this match. The group that was introduced as outsiders looking to upset the norm within WWE have been booked as nothing more than enhancement talent with an origin story since not too long after Ali was named leader. Ali got in more offense than expected and the back-and-forth between the two was interesting. Yet still, Riddle finished him off with a top rope Bro Derek.

Winner: Riddle beats Mustafa Ali by pinfall to retain the United States Championship

After the match, thankfully, the members of Retribution walked out on Ali. Hopefully, that puts this storyline and faction out of its misery once and for all. Plus Mace and T-Bar took Ali out with a double chokeslam for good measure.

Main Show

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Shayna Baszler & Nia Jax (c) vs. Sasha Banks & Bianca Belair (Women’s Tag Team Championship)

Here’s hoping Shayna Baszler ends up in the mix for the Raw Women’s Championship at Wreastlemania. As for now, the story of this match is Sasha and Bianca don’t like each other much right now, and it’s all because of Reginald. You remember him, right? He poured wine for Carmella, then had a crush on Sasha, and is now dating Nia Jax. It’s all very confusing.

The match didn’t last too long and it was centered around miscommunication between Sasha and Bianca, further cementing their feud leading into Wrestlemania–complete with Sasha continuing to show hints of the heel we all know and love. In fact, after slapping Bianca in the face, that could be construed as a full heel turn. We’ll see how this shakes out on Smackdown.

Winner: Shayna Baszler & Nia Jax beat Sasha Banks & Bianca Belair by pinfall to retain the Women’s Tag Team Championships

Backstage, Elias approaches Shane McMahon looking for an opportunity. Shane, on crutches, says he has an idea. So get ready to see Braun Strowman beat him up.

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Big E (c) vs. Apollo Crews (Intercontinental Championship)

These two went back-and-forth, showing off the immense power they both possess. Surprisingly, though, this match went shorter than expected. What we got was great and it will certainly lead to a showcase match at Wrestlemania–especially given how it ended. Big E was pinned in a way that allowed him to slightly shift his placement, leaving Apollo’s shoulders pinned to the mat for the three count.

Then, Apollo assaulted Big E in the middle of the ring, making it clear this feud isn’t over. While Big E retained, he was left lying in the middle of the ring as Apollo stood tall.

Winner: Big E beats Apollo Crews by pinfall to retain the Intercontinental Championship

Backstage, the WWE 24/7 Championship changed hands twice during an Old Spice commercial. No, none of that is a typo. Yes, it was funny.

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Braun Strowman vs.Shane McMahon Elias

As expected, Elias took over for Shane McMahon in their match tonight, with Jaxson Ryker at ringside. This match was exactly what you think it was–Braun just throwing Elias around, clubbing him into oblivion, and screaming a lot. He even did a shortened version of the Strowman Express bit, running around the ring and slamming into Elias.

Elias got in a small amount of offense when Ryker distracted Braun, but that didn’t last long and then the match was over pretty quickly.

Winner: Braun Strowman beats Elias by pinfall

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Seth Rollins vs. Shinsuke Nakamura

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