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WWE changes up two matches at Fastlane

WWE changed up a couple of matches at tonight's Fastlane pay-per-view.

Daniel Bryan defending his WWE Championship against Kevin Owens was advertised going into the show, but the title match was changed to Bryan vs. Owens vs. Mustafa Ali. Bryan retained by hitting a running knee as Ali was in mid-air.

Rowan took out Owens before the finish and then laid out Ali after the match.

There was a storyline on the pre-show where, as The New Day were entering for Big E & Xavier Woods vs. Rusev & Shinsuke Nakamura, Kofi Kingston was told that the McMahon family requested to speak to him about the WWE Championship match.

That was followed up on later in the show. Kingston finally got to meet with Vince McMahon, and Vince said he was making the WWE title match a triple threat. Vince said Big E and Woods were barred from ringside and told Kingston that his match was starting now.

But instead of challenging for the WWE title, Kingston faced Cesaro & Sheamus in a handicap match. They defeated Kingston, with Rusev and Nakamura attacking Big E and Woods when they tried to come out.

The crowd chanted for Kingston at points during Bryan vs. Owens vs. Ali. Kingston had originally been announced as Bryan's challenger for the PPV, but Owens replaced him as part of a storyline where Vince said Kingston wasn't as deserving of getting a title shot.

Rey Mysterio vs. Andrade was announced for the Fastlane pre-show, but that was also changed. They were instead involved in a fatal four-way United States Championship match on the main card, with Samoa Joe defeating Mysterio, Andrade, and R-Truth to retain his title.

The finish of the match was Mysterio passing out while Joe had him in the Coquina Clutch.

In an angle on the pre-show, Carmella was going around with a petition to get R-Truth a US title rematch. Zelina Vega said R-Truth should just give up -- because Andrade will be next in line for a shot at the US title after he's done with Mysterio. Joe walked up and said he's the champion and R-Truth, Andrade, and Mysterio should come see him if they have a problem with that.