Winners and highlights on Sunday night

Posted March 16, 2018

It's that time of year again, when we fast forward one hour and hopefully, past Fastlane.

With John Cena and numerous other challengers out of the WWE Championship picture, reigning title-holder AJ Styles only has one thought on his mind when he faces this year's Royal Rumble victor Shinsuke Nakamura: He's entering Wrestlemania as champ, and leaving with the belt around his waist. It means he will face Shinsuke Nakamura, with whom he has history from their time in Japan, for the belt next month. Cena would go on to defeat the champion, thus being added to the championship match making it a Six-Pack challenge. Their nemesis McMahon, who was super kicked by Owens, pulled each of them from a pin that could have won them the title. Others in power would have simply fired The Phenomenal One for this brutal action; in fact, Team Blue General Manager Daniel Bryan did fire Styles. Or maybe tonight will be the night of "The Yep Movement", with either Kevin Owens or Sami Zayn capturing the WWE Championship on route to WrestleMania. When it was over, he was left slumped in the corner staring at Styles.

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MATTHEW BYER: When John Cena tied Ric Flair's 16 World Title Reigns the audience was appreciative and congratulatory. In the process, he has also kept his Wrestlemania match against Shinsuke Nakamura intact.

The Raw Women's Division is getting a lot more interesting, especially with Asuka's choice to challenge Charlotte Flair instead of Alexa Bliss. Drew Gulak tournament match for the vacant WWE Cruiserweight Championship. Bliss has been exploiting Nia Jax's insecurities for her own benefit and it seems like it will come back to bite her.

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Orton performed an RKO on Bobby Roode to win his first-ever United States Championship.

Sony Pictures Sports Network and WWE announced last week that WWE's flagship TV programs Raw and SmackDown will air with live Hindi commentary for the first time beginning tomorrow on SONY TEN 3. Jinder and Orton have a awful record in the ring together, a solo match between Orton and Roode, with a little better build, would be much preferred at WrestleMania. You've been a great champion. After the match, Jinder Mahal came in and attacked.

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Asuka's surprise appearance at the end of the Women's title match at Fastlane was one of the show's best moments, and the two continued to build hype for their WrestleMania match when Asuka made her debut on SmackDown this week. While it wasn't as good as their previous encounters, we got something fun and different as both teams tried to steal the other's signature moves.