WWE Fastlane 2023 Card, Date, Matches, Rumors, Predictions, Match Card, Start Time, Venue
John Cena is riding alone on the road to WWE Fastlane. Cena finds himself in a precarious position battling The Bloodline’s Solo Sikoa and Jimmy Uso in a handicap match at Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis on October 7th.
Despite Fastlane fast approaching, only two matches have been officially announced for the event at this time. Cena and AJ Styles vs. Sikoa and Uso were considered one of the highlights of Fastlane, but The Bloodline removed Styles from the equation. Cena, a 16-time world champion, must now go it alone against the strongest family in WWE history.
Payback is in the past but things are far from settled between Seth Rollins and Shinsuke Nakamura. The bitter rivals meet in a rematch of the world heavyweight championship under the terms of Last Man Standing. The winner will only be announced once their opponent has not answered the referee’s 10 count.
Take a look below at the confirmed games for Fastlane and take a look at the crystal ball of what could be coming. The event will stream live on Peacock on October 7 with the main card beginning at 8 pm ET.
2023 WWE Fastlane match
John Cena vs. The Bloodline (Solo Sikoa and Jimmy Uso) (Handicap Match): Cena is stranded on the appropriate island. The frame was set for a big tag team match pitting Cena and Styles against Sikoa and Uso. The Bloodline took the disadvantage by attacking and hospitalizing him backstage. Cena already signed the contract for Fastlane, meaning he will go it alone against Sikoa and Uso in a handicap match. There is always the possibility that Cena will find a new tag team partner with LA Knight being an obvious choice.
World Heavyweight Championship – Seth Rollins (c) vs. Shinsuke Nakamura (Last Man Standing Match): It’s been a long time since Nakamura has looked this dangerous. “The King of Strong Style” has a reborn killer instinct that led to a competitive match against Rollins at Payback. Nakamura fell short in his title pursuit, but his mind games forced Rollins to challenge for the world heavyweight title a second time. Rollins and Nakamura plan to settle the score for good in a grueling Last Man Standing match at Fastlane.
2023 WWE Fastlane Predictions
Cody Rhodes vs. Drew McIntyre: McIntyre has been one of the most vocal members of the locker room when it comes to the return of Jey Uso. Despite Uso’s refusal to join Judgment Day during his Raw match with McIntyre, McIntyre had no interest in helping Uso, leaving him to take a beating after the match from Damian Priest, Finn Balor and Dominik Mysterio. It was Rhodes – the man who pulled off a power play to bring Uso to Raw – who ended up saving Uso that night. McIntyre then picked up New Day and left Kofi Kingston to beat Ivar from The Viking Raiders. With neither Rhodes nor McIntyre deep into any other storylines, McIntyre’s slow turn towards the dark side and Rhodes’ involvement in the Uso situation, it makes sense to let the two programs work.
Women’s World Championship — Rhea Ripley (c) vs. Nia Jax: Jax returned to Raw, taking out Ripley and top contender Raquel Rodriguez. Ripley has been recovering at home while Jax has turned the red brand into a demolition site. A world title tilt between the two powerhouses is inevitable, but it remains to be seen whether they will advance to Fastlane or opt for a slow burn.
Intercontinental Championship – Gunther (c) vs. Tommaso Ciampa: Gunther’s progressive reign has not only boosted the inter-division title but also a list of contenders putting out career bests. Chad Gable’s career was revived during his feud with Gunther and Ciampa is the next step for the promotion. Former NXT Champion Ciampa has been largely forgotten on the main roster, but has been like an assassin hunting down the longest reigning Intercontinental Champion in history. Ciampa is closing in on a title shot after defeating Gunther Imperium subordinates Giovanni Vinci and Ludwig Kaiser. A contract signing between the two parties is scheduled for the October 2 episode of Raw.