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07 Mar 2018

WWE Fastlane 2018: Full match card, where and when to watch (Updated March 7)

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SmackDown Live’s final stop before WrestleMania 34 comes to us this Sunday with WWE Fastlane. The night is headlined by a huge Six-Pack Challenge for the WWE Championship, but it boasts plenty of other interesting matches. With WWE's biggest show of the year looming, competitors are looking to solidify their spot at this year's Granddaddy of Them All. 

How to watch Fastlane

When: The event will take place on Sunday, March 11th. It will start at 8 PM Eastern Time, 5 PM Pacific Time, and 1 AM British Time (technically on Monday, March 12th). In India and Australia, it will technically start on Monday, March 12th. It will start at 5:30 AM India Standard Time and 11 AM Australian Eastern Daylight Time. The Kickoff Show will start one hour prior to the main start time, so 7 PM Eastern Time, etc. The main show is scheduled to last approximately three hours and may be followed by an edition of Talking Smack on the WWE Network.

Where: As always, Fastlane is available on the WWE Network which can be viewed through most media devices. The WWE Network is only $10 a month and new subscribers can sign up for a free trial that will allow you to enjoy Fastlane. It is also available in the U.K. on Sky Sports Box Office for £14.95 (€21.95 in Ireland). It is available in Australia via Main Event for $24.95. It is also available in India on Ten Sports. If you’re in any other country, visit this link and select your country to see how to watch Fastlane.

Kickoff Show: While Fastlane will primarily be available on the WWE Network, the Kickoff will also have a free stream on WWE.com, the WWE App, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and Pinterest.

Full match card

WWE Championship Six-Pack Challenge Match: AJ Styles (c) vs John Cena vs Baron Corbin vs Dolph Ziggler vs Kevin Owens vs Sami Zayn

After weeks of this match ballooning past what it was originally intended to be, John Cena's recent qualification to join the match has turned it into a chaotic Six-Pack Challenge. With so many competitors in the mix, and the title being able to change hands without the champion being pinned, AJ Styles has the odds against him. Sami Zayn carries huge momentum after a win on SmackDown Live in a Fatal 5-Way, but fellow competitors Kevin Owens, Dolph Ziggler, and Baron Corbin will also be doing everything in their power to leave as WWE Champion. 

SmackDown Tag Team Championship Match: The Usos (c) vs The New Day

We're set for the revival of one of the hottest rivalries of 2017 as The Usos and The New Day face off once again. These two teams put on instant classics one after another last year, but the stakes are high now as both teams want to head to WrestleMania as the reigning champions. With The Usos looking for their first ever WrestleMania match, the pressure is on to perform at Fastlane. However, The New Day will definitely be hoping for more of a role in WrestleMania than being hosts, and becoming champions can make that happen. 

United States Championship Match: Bobby Roode (c) vs Randy Orton

Since becoming United States Champion, Bobby Roode has shown an interest in being a fighting champion and reviving the US Open Challenge. Unfortunately, things never quite went as planned. After continued issues between Orton and Jinder Mahal, it was Orton who was finally named Roode's opponent for Fastlane. On paper, a clash between Roode and Orton is a long time coming and almost a dream match for some, but both men have their eyes on WrestleMania as they walk into Fastlane. 

SmackDown Women's Championship Match: Charlotte Flair (c) vs Ruby Riott

Since arriving on SmackDown Live, the leader of The Riott Squad has continued to make sure their presence is felt. From sneak attacks to ambushes, The Riott Squad tends to stick together and make life as miserable as possible for other members of the women's division. Now, Ruby Riott has her first championship opportunity against one of the most decorated champions in WWE today. Charlotte Flair may have her eyes on WrestleMania, but she'll need eyes in the back of her head to keep Liv Morgan and Sarah Logan of The Riott Squad from interfering on behalf of their leader.

Shinsuke Nakamura vs Rusev

If there's any man that's firmly got his eyes on WrestleMania, it's definitely Shinsuke Nakamura. The winner of the 2018 Men's Royal Rumble has already got a guaranteed championship match, and he's expressed plenty of interest in moving on so he can "beat AJ Styles." While Styles will have that match on the line when he defends his title, Nakamura comes into a low stakes contest here against Rusev. However, that won't stop either man for wanting to one-up the other on the Road to WrestleMania. 

Becky Lynch & Naomi vs Natalya & Carmella

After Becky Lynch handily defeated Carmella on SmackDown Live, some bickering between Natalya and Naomi led to this challenge for Fastlane. With the question of who will challenge the champion at WrestleMania open thanks to Asuka apparently choosing Alexa Bliss, all four of these women will want to make a big impression so they can stake their claim at a potential title shot at WrestleMania. 

What are you excited to see at Fastlane? Let us know in the comments below!