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SmackDown In A Nutshell: Life In The Fastlane Aftermath

It's time for SmackDown In A Nutshell: Life In The Fastlane Aftermath. WrestleMania 37 is right around the corner, and things are shaping up.

It’s time to wrap up another week with our SmackDown In A Nutshell. This time around, the theme is “Life In The Fastlane Aftermath”

That’s right, boys and girls. Fastlane was last week, and it left us with a lot of questions.

In particular, what could be going on with the Universal Championship picture.

Specifically, we saw Roman Reigns retain…but not before he tapped out to Daniel Bryan.

Of course, a downed referee prevented the title change, and when the special enforcer snapped, the outcome was elementary.

There have been rumors about a possible change to the title match, just a couple weeks from now. Will a change happen, and if so, could it be announced tonight?

There’s plenty of other details to address. As noted, WrestleMania 37 is just two weeks from Sunday, and there is plenty of room on the two night card still.

How best to fill such an empty card? Why, that would be where SmackDown In A Nutshell: Life In The Fastlane Aftermath comes in to play.

So, without any more delays, it’s time for…

SmackDown In A Nutshell: Life In The Fastlane Aftermath

Let’s dive right in to this Nutshell, shall we?

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Best Match of the night:

I have a lot to like, but I will only call out two.

Match-wise? Give me Seth Rollins and Shinsuke Nakamura.

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I’d say it’s some of Nakamura’s best work since jumping up to the main roster.

Beyond that match? The main event segment delivered.

I have to think that, if for whatever reason you weren’t invested in the possibilities of a triple threat match…you are now.

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Worst match of the night:

Not going to complain about anything tonight. Go figure…

Star of the Night

This one may surprise…but I am going with Bianca Belair.

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I think she delivered a great promo and really started setting up for WrestleMania.

Spot of the Night:

If you like chair shots…we had plenty of chair shots.

Spears too, if you like those.

Jobber of the Night:

Shout out to the backstage producers who took some chair shots from Edge.

It’s not much…but it’s something.

Holy Sh** Moment of the Night:

Not sure where to go with this, so I will toss out a few.

One, if there was any doubt about it, Edge is somewhere between a ‘tweener and a heel.

Two, not a major shock, but Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens will revive their rivalry at WrestleMania 37.

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Speaking of Sami Zayn, it was announced that Logan Paul (a famous YouTube guy) will be showing up with him next week. Curious what that means, but stay tuned.

Noteworthy Moment:

Probably the worst kept “secret” and it was something I expected going back a few weeks…but the Universal Championship will be up for grabs in a triple threat match.

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Daniel Bryan worked his way into the mix, joining Edge and champion Roman Reigns.

I still wonder why we don’t get to bring back one of my all-time favorites, a three way dance (thanks, Paul Heyman and ECW).

While I am sure some just wanted a one on one encounter, I think adding Bryan was the right call.

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Also, looks like some groundwork laid for a possible tag title match involving the Mysterios (if not more). That could be fun.

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Overall lowlights:

Honestly…I don’t have much to complain about tonight. That could be because I am recovering from my 2nd COVID shot, and was just happy to enjoy the show.

But really, it was a solid show.

Overall highlights:

Bianca Belair was spot on.

The build up from the beginning of the show till the end was really good. I think the triple threat was both the obvious and correct choice in the Fastlane aftermath…but they did build to it well.

Looks like we have the foundation for a tag title match. Nothing announced, but encouraging signs.

Curious to see what they do with Logan Paul.

After the final bell:

Well, it may not have been the best ever SmackDown in a Nutshell, but it was good enough.

Life in the Fastlane aftermath proved interesting. We saw one major change to the WrestleMania card, plus a few other wrinkles coming our way.

We’ve got a couple shows between now and the big event, so there’s plenty of time to do the rest of the build…but this was a really good way to build off of the Fastlane aftermath.

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