This is the fourth in WWE's Fastlane chronology, and so far the brand hasn't done much to establish itself as a much-anticipated occasion. It might be because the name still makes no bloody sense. Roadblock - now that is logical, if not a bit obviously crap. But moving into the outside lane on the road to WrestleMania surely hastens the journey, rather than presents an obstacle?
The show's characterised by this lack of careful thought, really. Just look at this year's card. It's largely flung together like some sort of unsubtle synchronised hammer throw, with most of the match-ups unable to justify their existence. Why does John Cena get another stab at WrestleMania relevance after failing in both the Royal Rumble and Elimination Chamber? Why is Dolph Ziggler... just why is Dolph Ziggler? And just what do the company hope to achieve in pitting the superpopular Rusev against the superpopular Shinsuke Nakamura - and on Rusevving Sunday, no less?
The answer to most of those questions is, "dunno lol." Case in point: the match graphics. WWE could not even be arsed with a proper background, settling on the most basic black-blue gradient fill instead. If they can't be bothered, why should we be?
Well, we're not. But here are some predictions anyway.
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