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Hey we are at the second PPV of the Year, WWE’s Fast Lane. Fast Lane as you know by now has taken the place of Elimination Chamber which overall we think will be a good idea. Elimination Chamber has always seemed out of place and logically I think this PPV will fit more with the “Road to Wrestlemania” theme. Hopefully its debut will not be a disappointment and go over a bit better witht he fans than The Royal Rumble did. Let’s take a moment and look at our predictions for WWE’s newest PPV…

WWE World Heavywight Championship No. 1 Contenders Match: Daniel Bryan vs Roman Reigns

Robbie’s Pick: Daniel Bryan – I truly and honestly want to believe WWE has realized that the fans simply just do not want Roman Reigns as their top guy at this time. Daniel is apparently the money maker on the roster right now. Hopefully WWE likes money.

Shane’s Pick: Roman Reigns – I just see this match existing to shut up the fans who don’t like Reigns, but only for a moment because Reigns is the guy right now and there’s no way he’s not going to Mania.

Derick’s Pick: Roman Reigns – Roman Reigns wins this match but somehow someway Daniel Bryan will be in the Main Event of Wrestlemania.

United States Championship match: Rusev vs John Cena

Robbie’s Pick: John Cena – I know right!? You’re probably shocked but I see this as a good thing. Cena going after the secondary titles will be overall good for multiple reasons. It can help give some more credibility to them, it will keep Cena away from Ric’s 16 time record, allow the kids to have their winning hero and honestly I just don’t care about Rusev at all. Like Shane has said on multiple occasions “This isn’t 1983 anymore.” That being said I wouldn’t be surprised if this story leads into Wrestlemania with Hogan in Cena’s corner… AMERICA!

Shane’s Pick: John Cena via shenanigans – They really couldn’t wait until Mania?  That’s the worst part of WWE’s booking right now…they build up to a match by giving you the same match over and over again.  Cena wins but doesn’t get the belt, setting up the same match at Mania.

Derick’s Pick: Rusev – I don’t even know enough about about this big Russian bastard but I’m sticking to my guns. I hate Cena and said I’m not picking him so there!

Intercontinental Championship Match: Bad New Barrett vs Dean Ambrose

Robbie’s Pick: Dean Ambrose – Dean lost enough of his matches during the Bray Wyatt feud. Time for him to be like his former Shield brother and “look strong” Giving him the IC strap is the thing he needs at this time. 

Shane’s Pick: Wade Barrett – As much as I want Ambrose to win this, I just figure Barrett retains.

Derick’s Pick:  Dean Ambrose – I like them both so this was a literally a coin toss decision.

WWE Tag Team Championship Match: The Usos vs Cesaro and Tyson Kidd

Robbie’s Pick: Cesaro and Tyson Kidd – It’s long overdue for Cesaro to be wearing some gold again in WWE. I’m really digging this team and Cesaro knows a thing or two about being a tag team wrestler. If they are not going to push him as a single competitor let him do what he does best! Maybe Tyson will get the recognition he deserves as well.

Shane’s Pick: The Usos – Giving Kidd & Cesaro makes too much sense, so I figure we’ll go the other way.  Plus, we’ll get to see how much heat Cesaro got for his Twitter being hacked and it saying that he wishes Vince would die already.  Yeah, I know it wasn’t HIM, but still…

Derick’s Pick – Cesaro and Tyson Kidd – You know why? I hate The Usos…. USO DUMB!!!!! STUPID!!!! STUPID!!!!

Dolph Ziggler, Ryback & Erick Rowan vs The Authority

Robbie’s Pick: Dolph Ziggler, Ryback and Erick Rowan – Seems like this match was randomly thrown together and Seth may be in a little bit of hot water for his little “Social Media incident”

Shane’s Pick: Team Babyfaces – Because logic.

Derick’s Pick: Dolph Ziggler, Ryback and Erick Rowan – Big Show is trying to tie Rey Myeterio’s knee injuries with Face/Heel Turns. Go get ’em Big guy!

Goldust vs Stardust

Robbie’s Pick: Stardust – Maybe Goldust will drop the paint and just be Dustin after this match blows over. Leaving Cody in the paint and the “Crazy one” of the family.

Shane’s Pick: Stardust – Again, why do this before Mania?  Ugh!  Cody as Stardust is killing it right now, so I like him sticking around a little longer.

Derick’s Pick: Goldust – Why you even asking me that? You know where my allegiance lie. I’d follow that guy to the gates of Hell and carry him back! LOVE THAT GUY!

WWE Diva’s Championship Match: Nikki Bella vs Paige

Robbie’s Pick: Paige – Despite the on again off again Bella feud the past year I still think we are getting a Nikki vs Brie match at Wrestlemania.

Shane’s Pick: Nikki Bella – I’m taking Robbie’s logic, and applying the fact that the Nikki VS Brie match will be for the title, so Nikki retains.  Gotta get the story line for Season 19 of Total Divas worked in there somehow!

Derick’s Pick:  Paige – Not picking Nikki anymore either….stupid Cena!

A few post ago I talked about how we were in “A New Era for Professional Wrestling…” during that article I stated a fact saying that “…we may see traces of past wrestling formulas slip into the current product from time to time…” Ladies and Gentlemen, Monday night we experienced one of those times with the “debut” of Brodus Clay. We had seen for weeks on end John Laurinaitis promising than delaying the debut of Brodus Clay on Monday Night Raw. I was beginning to think it was a running joke and we wouldn’t see Brodus till The Royal Rumble PPV or maybe not even until after Wrestlemania.

Honestly I didn’t care one way or another about this guy. I didn’t like him on NXT and having him as Alberto Del Rio’s bodyguard was a “WTF!?” move if I ever saw one. Monday as I was watching Raw with my good friend Derick and “Big Tim”, I heard Justin Roberts begin to announce him from “Planet Funk” and proceeded to give the TV my version of “The People’s Eyebrow”. I went from total confusion to not being able to control my laughter as I heard the music of “Ernest The Cat Miller” than saw Brodus dancing down the ramp looking like a member of RUN D.M.C.

Now allow me to take a minute here to describe something about my good friend Derick. He has the ability to pick and love funny or bizarre wrestling gimmicks, however he always picks the ones that last. People like Doink The Clown, Goldust, Santino Marella and the “Little Jimmy” version of R-Truth make this list. Brodus hadn’t even made it to the ring yet before Derick was screaming “New Favorite Wrestler! New Favorite Wrestler!” over and over. That my friends was the moment I knew this was going to be a good idea for WWE.

Now 10 to 15 years ago nobody would have even gave this character a second thought with comments like; “This is stupid.” or “This will kill Brodus Clay’s career. What is WWE thinking!?” that I have seen over the internet the last few days. Back than that’s what was different in WWE everyone brought something different to the table. Could WWE have brought back Brodus as a monster heel? Yes and he would have been lost in the shuffle of Kane and Mark Henry, giving us the same stuff we are seeing over and over in the form of giant “man-killers”.

Example- Zack Ryder, Dolph Ziggler, Jack Swagger, Drew McIntyre, Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase this time last year all six of them were essentially the same. Young performers full of talent who were having great matches but at the core they were essentially the same type of character.  Skip ahead one year and Zack has a huge internet following making himself a baby face to get over and land The United States Championship. Dolph has rose beyond belief both on the mic and in the ring, molding a character that is fitting and unique to his style and attitude. Cody has went from cocky heel to “Dr. Doom” and back again, in the process resorting the prestige to the Intercontinental Championship. The point here is the mold is starting to shift and we are not seeing the same run of the mill stuff from each performer.

Brodus is fresh and something different as far as debuts come in this current setting. Yes from the way it looks, it’s a massive throwback to wrestling from the 80’s with a touch of Attitude but that is not a bad thing at all. I still firmly believe that CM Punk’s Revolution is going strong, but at the same time we have to remember the old saying  “No matter how much things change, some things always stay the same”.

-Robbie

**THE DARK MATCH – (Kick Out at 2! Bonus Feature)**