Title: Fast Lane 2021
Running Time: 174 Minutes
Number Of Discs: 1
Studio: Fremantle Home Entertainment
Released: May 10 2021
(Thanks to Fetch Publicity for arranging this review.)
This is our DVD review for WWE Fast Lane 2021,the final PPV event before WrestleMania 37. But while the show greatly influences WM 37, the quality on display is somewhat hit-and-miss. This is the latest DVD review for our site. So, let’s see what we think of Fast Lane 2021!
WWE Fast Lane 2021
Fast Lane 2021 Under Card
A bonus feature concerns the Kick-Off Show bout, a United States Championship clash involving Riddle and Mustafa Ali. Now, this is entertaining, and the post-match scenes spell the end of Retribution for good. But the real PPV opener is less interesting. Why? Because few were requesting Sasha Banks and Bianca Belair to challenge Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler again anyway. So, the bout being underwhelming and having another heel victory (just like at Elimination Chamber) makes this almost pointless. Even if we do get a post-match slap from Banks to Belair to continue the build for their WrestleMania showdown.
Meanwhile, though Big E and Apollo Crews would continue their personal feud here, their Intercontinental Title clash fails to meet expectations. Not least due to a finish which was clearly blown, since WWE didn’t acknowledge its controversial nature anytime afterwards. Worse still is the irrelevant Braun Strowman squashing of Elias, with Elias replacing an “injured” Shane McMahon. At least Seth Rollins and Shinsuke Nakamura put on a strong match as part of Seth’s ongoing rivalry with Cesaro.
Fast Lane 2021 Main Events
From there, Drew McIntyre and Sheamus raise the quality levels with a brutal No Holds Barred encounter. Yes, the content is somewhat familiar, but one cannot fault the effort, with McIntyre sealing a victory Claymore-style. However, the less that we can say about the following match, the better. The Randy Orton-Alexa Bliss storyline would be too cartoonish even for wrestling fans to tolerate. And their bout here is just an angle to set up the return of Bray Wyatt’s alter ego The Fiend. However, the shenanigans remain dumb, and the sight of Alexa easily pinning Orton isn’t great.
Fortunately, though, the card does end on a high. And that’s because of Roman Reigns and Daniel Bryan delivering a fantastic Universal Championship match. In fact, Bryan even makes Reigns submit, albeit with the referee unable to notice the tap-out. And this allows special enforcer Edge to contribute heavily to the outcome with a Rated R flair to his actions. All of this is great stuff and sets the table nicely for the main event of WrestleMania 37.
Fast Lane 2021 Analysis
Occurring just three weeks before Mania, the card doesn’t have much opportunity to shock and awe. At least not from a storyline standpoint. But even so, the show still feels rather meh, especially for a PPV during WrestleMania season. Besides the main event, nothing on this event is must-see. Now, contrast that to past Mania-time events like No Way Out 2006 or Elimination Chamber 2014. The spark seems to be gone when it comes to getting fans’ excitement levels sky-high for the big one, Hopefully, this is an issue that receives a remedy in early 2022.
Fast Lane 2021 Summary
Okay, so Riddle vs. Mustafa Ali and Drew McIntyre vs. Sheamus are enjoyable. But to me, WWE Fast Lane 2021 is a one-match show. And sometimes that’s enough to carry the PPV experience. But for a card right before WrestleMania and already lacking fans in attendance, it all feels rather disappointing. So, be wary of buying this DVD. But if you do, you will really enjoy the battle between Roman Reigns and Daniel Bryan.
Overall Rating: 5/10 – Average
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