WWE US title rematch Riddle vs Mustafa Ali booked for WWE Fastlane
WWE US champion Riddle is set to defend his title in a rematch against Mustafa Ali at a huge wrestling event WWE Fastlane on March 21.
WWE Fastlane fight card includes 4 championship clashes
Ali defeated Riddle in a non-title bout on March 1 and faced the champion for the belt at WWE Raw on this Monday. Mustafa opened up with heavy kicks, but Riddle answered with a suplex and a knee, throwing the challenger over the ropes. After Ali had rolled back into the ring, the athletes started brawling. Mustafa looked better in striking exchanges, because he scored 2 near pinfalls. However, Riddle withstood the onslaughts, landed a series of shots and finished his rival with a Bro-Derek slam.
Following the loss, Ali called Riddle out and claimed that he would definitely beat him in a rematch. Surprisingly, the champion accepted the challenge without a fuss. As a result, WWE booked the contest for Fastlane.
The event features 3 more title showdowns. Intercontinental champion Big E takes on former US king Apollo Crews, who has been competing in WWE since 2015. Crews and Sami Zayn challenged Big E in a Triple Threat match at SmackDown in February, but they failed to pin him down.
Universal title-holder Roman Reigns faces famed American wrestler Daniel Bryan. It took Reigns less than 2 minutes to defeat Daniel at Elimination Chamber. Therefore, Bryan has a little chance to beat the king in a rematch. SmackDown queen Sasha Banks and Women’s Royal Rumble winner Bianca Belair will try to dethrone WWE Tag Team champions Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler, who has been reigning since January 31, 2021.