The fast lane is getting congested. With less than a week to go before “Fastlane 2018”, there were only four matches set for the show as we came into this week’s “Smackdown Live”. That’s not much for a three hour show, but thankfully a few more of the spots were filled in throughout the night.

Here’s how the first one was set up:

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This week on “Smackdown Live”, two more matches were added to the “Fastlane 2018” card. First, Rusev challenged Shinsuke Nakamura to a match in order to avenge Aiden English’s injured throat. Later in the show, Natalya and Naomi agreed to a tag match with Carmella and Becky Lynch as the respective partners. Both matches were confirmed later in the night.

Opinion: How nice of WWE to remember that Nakamura exists only four weeks before his biggest match in America. It’s like he’s been forgotten for the sake of setting up this Six Pack Challenge and that’s not a good thing for the Royal Rumble winner. The women’s match doesn’t feel like much more than filler, but on a show with five matches, filler is rather necessary.

And the reaction to the second:

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Which of these matches interests you more? Who do you think wins both of them? Let us know in the comments below.

Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at, or check out his Amazon author page with 26 wrestling books. His latest book is the History of the WWE Championship.

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