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WWE SmackDown: WWE title picture widens at Fastlane

14 February 2018

Baron Corbin managed to prove his top card status in the ensuing bout, as he weathered every trick in the book of Owens, eventually locking in the End of Days to score a win and move forward to the Fastlane. Tonight on SmackDown LIVE, Dolph Ziggler and Baron Corbin will square off, and the victor will advance to the WWE Championship Match at WWE Fastlane, joining WWE Champion AJ Styles, Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn.

Smackdown Live commissioner Shane McMahon announced that Ziggler and Corbin would be facing each other to kick off Smackdown, with the victor being added to the Triple Threat title match at Fastlane between defending champion AJ Styles, Owens and Zayn.

Later on in the night though, Shane McMahon forced Owens to face Corbin and for Zayn to face Ziggler. This Fatal-5-way game will be played on next blockbuster event "Fastlane".

On the women's matches, WWE superstar and Women's Champion Charlotte Flair beat Sara Logan and continue his legacy on this Women's title.

With Becky Lynch and Naomi ringside to keep watch on Logan's Riott Squad allies Ruby Riott and Morgan, the SmackDown Women's champion caught Logan with Natural Selection, picking up the win and declaring she had just "one to go". But just as Orton was about to answer the challenge, Jinder Mahal arrived to interrupt proceedings.

Also on Smackdown Live, Bobby Roode issued a United States Championship open challenge that was accepted by Randy Orton one week after he had sneak attacked The Glorious One with an RKO. While many fans may take issue with Jinder Mahal's presence here, I like the idea of saving a one on one bout between Roode and Orton until WrestleMania, and having Jinder chasing the United States title makes a lot of sense.

Angered at Big E's attempt to break the all-time pancake eating record, the self-proclaimed "Weapons of Tag Destruction" took the fight to the former SmackDown tag team champions.

WWE SmackDown: WWE title picture widens at Fastlane