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Wrestlemania Main Event Confirmed. Get Ready to Boo!

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The Wrestlemania 32 card began to take form last night at “WWE Fastlane” as Roman Reigns defeated both Brock Lesnar and Dean Ambrose in a No. 1 contender match to face Triple H for the World Heavyweight Championship in the main event of Wrestlemania. With a little less than six weeks until Wrestlemania 32, Fastlane is WWE’s final major event before its flagship show. Billed as “Beast vs Brother vs Brother,” the triple-threat main event, Reigns, Lesnar and Ambrose, at Fastlane was better than advertised despite the predictable ending. Reigns scored the victory by pinning Ambrose 1-2-3 after delivering one of his signature moves, the spear.

Although Reigns is being presented as a baby-faced hero, he was massively booed the entire night against the more popular Ambrose and Lesnar. This is the second year in a row that Reigns won the main event at Fastlane for the right to headline Wrestlemania, and also the second year his victory was met with a chorus of boos. It will be interesting to see what the WWE will do (if anything) these next six weeks to get the crowds to cheer Reigns as he heads into Wrestlemania to face the popular 14-time champion Triple H. With The Rock being Reigns' cousin, don’t be surprised to see “The Great One” get involved in this Triple H/Roman Reigns feud. Maybe a special guest referee? Just throwing it out there.

The rest of the Wrestlemania card remains unclear at this time. There are no planned opponents yet for main attractions like Brock Lesnar and the Undertaker. John Cena has been sidelined since late December with a shoulder injury, but there are rumors that he should be cleared to compete at Wrestlemania.

Full Fastlane results are below. Chris Jericho and AJ Styles had the match of the night.

Kalisto def. Alberto Del Rio (2-1; best out of 3 falls) to retain United States Championship
Sasha Banks and Becky Lynch def. Tamina and Naomi
Kevin Owens def. Dolph Ziggler to retain Intercontinental Championship
Big Show, Kane and Ryback def. The Wyatt Family
Charlotte with Ric Flair def. Nikki Bella to retain Divas Championship
AJ Styles def. Chris Jericho
Curtis Axel def. R-Truth
Roman Reigns def. Dean Ambrose, Brock Lesnar to become No. 1 contender for WWE World Heavyweight Championship

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