A very infamous Royal Rumble has been left in the rear-view mirror on the road to WrestleMania 31. How will the WWE bring fans back into the WWE Universe after it pushed them away by delivering a very predictable Royal Rumble winner (Roman Reigns) and a very unpredictable loser (Daniel Bryan)?
The WWE will try to get back on the right track at Fast Lane, the pay-per-view that will now take the place of the old Elimination Chamber Pay-Per-View. That in it’s own right brings a lot of displeasure to a number of fans because of the brutality of the old event. Even still, the first match of the new event has been revealed and it quite possibly could main event the show.
John Cena lost his opportunity to walk into another main event of WrestleMania as the champion, competing in a triple threat match with “Mr. Money in the Bank” Seth Rollins and current WWE World Heavyweight Champion, Brock Lesnar. He was found backstage to be interviewed on his thoughts about his performance in the high octane match after the pay-per-view went off the air.
After speaking for a brief moment, he was interrupted by the “The Moscow Mauler” Rusev, who began babbling over his frustrations in Russian obnoxiously. Rusev had also squandered away a prime opportunity that night in Philadelphia. He was the last man to be thrown out by Roman Reigns in the Royal Rumble match. Rusev had hid by the apron along the ring for much of the second half of the match. Then Kane and The Big Show tossed out most of the fan favorites including, “The Lunatic Fringe” Dean Ambrose, “The Eater of Worlds” Bray Wyatt (who had a fantastic outing) and the lone survivor from last year’s Survivor Series, Dolph Ziggler.
Then when Kane and The Big Show came to put Roman Reigns away, The Rock ran down to the ring to assist his nephew Roman. When the fans caught on to the obvious idea that Reigns would win they began to chant heavily “We Want Rusev.” When Rusev came out from hiding, he was promptly speared and Reigns went on to win the match much to the chagrin of the crowd.
John Cena was annoyed of the Russian’s antics and a shoving match began in the back. Now, the two will square off at Fast Lane according to WWE.com. This could possibly serve as the main event as Brock Lesnar isn’t scheduled to defend his title until WrestleMania 31.