Preview for tonight's episode of WWE RAW

  • Preview for tonight's episode of WWE RAW

Preview for tonight's episode of WWE RAW

With Owens successfully distracted, Goldberg hit a spear.

Raw presents Fastlane tonight on the WWE Network, and the main event pits Goldberg challenging Kevin Owens for the Universal championship. The Wrestlemania 33 is about to begin in the first week of April this year. If the rumors are true that Goldberg is taking the Universal Championship to WrestleMania to lose it to Brock Lesnar, Strowman is the flawless person to beat Lesnar.

Even shorter than Goldberg's last match, which was only 74 seconds.

-Bayley vs. Charlotte Flair for the Raw Women's Championship. Unless WWE decides to pull a 180 and have Bayley retain, Charlotte will most likely win back the Women's Championship. And with Sasha Banks winning to Nia Jax, this sets up the return of Banks to becoming a heel and turn on Bailey. Reigns' clean victory over Braun Strowman on Sunday night assures an epic faceoff with the Deadman.

The Independent speculates that the WWE could kill two stones with one bird Sunday, possibility setting up the Owens vs. Jericho WrestleMania match.

-Samoa Joe vs. Sami Zayn. In an interview, Joe said that he was not like Zayn, who is just happy to be on Raw and this started the feud between the two and after a few altercations on Raw, the two made a decision to settle their differences at Fastlane.

In other games at Fastlane, Rich Swann and Akira Tozawa defeated Brian Kendrick and Noam Dar via pinfall. The Goldberg and Lesnar match may be a big draw for the casual fans that Vince McMahon likes to tempt back to the product around WrestleMania season, but it certainly didn't need the Universal Championship to elevate it.

Jericho still comes to the ring to distract Owens, but he's thwarted by Brock Lesnar, who wants to dish out pain, and he wants to make sure Goldberg feels his presence. We're also faced with the prospect of having another part-time champion, just as we did when Lesnar held the gold three years ago.

However, that leaves the WWE with their premier championship belt in the hands of a part-time wrestler only signed on with the company until WrestleMania, where he will face his fellow part-time foe. But the next question is: Who wins? Reigns has been pushed to the top of the WWE but clearly isn't working.

Less interesting was Cesaro's victory over Jinder Mahal and The Big Show's demolition of Rusev, but on the whole Fastlane was a show which gave plenty of storyline progression for Wrestlemania, plus a dynamic finish in the form of Goldberg becoming champion once more. The Undertaker vs. Roman Reigns?

Always resilient, however, Bayley continued to look for her windows where she could get some offense rolling. It's going to be very tricky if they plan on getting Taker booed as he attacks Reigns, is it even possible? Kevin Owens vs. Chris Jericho?