At WWE Fastlane, WWE Champion AJ Styles will have to put his title on the line against The “Yep!” Movement, a rabid Lone Wolf and a Showoff who’s always got something to prove.
After Styles scored a controversial victory over Owens & Zayn to deny them the chance to become co-WWE Champions in a Handicap Match at Royal Rumble, SmackDown LIVE General Manager Daniel Bryan placed the best friends in a match against each other to determine who would be next to challenge for the title. That match was gate-crashed by Styles himself, setting the stage for Bryan to schedule a WWE Championship Triple Threat Match for WWE Fastlane.
With friction still mounting between Bryan and Shane McMahon, however, the SmackDown LIVE Commissioner followed up by announcing that the winner of the following week’s showdown between Ziggler and Corbin would be added to the WWE Title Match.
After Owens and Zayn assaulted both competitors to prevent that match from getting started, McMahon established two singles matches to deal with the problem, pitting Corbin against Owens and Ziggler against Zayn. If either The Lone Wolf or The Showoff overcame their attackers, they would be added to the WWE Title Match at the March 11 pay-per-view. Corbin and Ziggler each emerged victorious, setting the stage for all-out anarchy.
With Styles now facing overwhelming odds, tune in to see who leaves with the WWE Championship when WWE Fastlane streams live on the award-winning WWE Network, Sunday, March 11, at 8 ET/5 PT.