WWE Fastlane 2018: Ranking The Matches From Worst To First

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As the final pay per view before Wrestlemania, Fastlane was a solid event.  But which matches ruled the night and which ones faltered?

Let’s just call it like it is. SmackDown Live has not been a very good television program for the majority of 2018 so far. Repetitive booking, stale story lines, and far too many blue brand superstars with no clear direction, Tuesday nights have gone from a can’t miss type of show, to one that many fans can just look up the results for the following day.

It’s a far cry from when the brands separated again back in July of 2016. It was at that time that SmackDown was the premiere show. Back then there was an edge to what the Tuesday night folks were doing. It centered more on wrestling as opposed to politics, and it was clearly the more entertaining brand. However, the Daniel Bryan/Shane McMahon program has taken over what was once a consistent two hours and replaced it with a story line that looks great on paper, but has failed in execution.

It’s all quite a shame to be honest. Considering that one of the best wrestlers on planet Earth, AJ Styles, is the brands champion and has a slew of young, hungry challengers, the blue brand should still be dominating. But right now, it’s just not that good.

Sunday’s Fastlane was a definite upgrade for SmackDown. And although there were some negative moments, the good clearly outweighed the bad. But what was the best match? What was the worst?  Read ahead to find out.