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Brock Lesnar vs. Roman Reigns vs. Dean Ambrose full match preview: WWE Fastlane 2016

The match

Brock Lesnar vs. Roman Reigns vs. Dean Ambrose in a triple threat match in the main event of tonight's (Sun., Feb. 21, 2016) Fastlane pay-per-view (PPV) at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. The winner earns a WWE world heavyweight championship match against Triple H in the main event of WrestleMania 32.

The players

Brock Lesnar: It is said that upon looking at his creation, Paul Heyman remarked "And now I am become death, the destroyer of worlds."

Roman Reigns: When talent meets genetics.

Dean Ambrose: A fighter molded from an unbreakable will.

The story

It's kind of dumb, really, or at least how it started is kind of dumb. The Authority just decided one night to put these three together in a ring with everything on the line.

Looking back, though, the idea seems clear:  They want to break the unbreakable bond between Reigns and Ambrose, brothers who have had each other's backs from day one. That bond was strengthened when Seth Rollins sold his soul to Triple H. They were united against a common enemy.

Now, the enemy is their own desire for glory.

That's the pitch from the manipulators. Reigns and Ambrose have maintained it's no problem, they'll simply compete when the time comes and shake hands after. Loser buys the beers, to the victor go the spoils and all that. They've been tested for weeks, however, and it's unclear if it's finally gotten to them. It looked like it could go either way in their most recent encounter on SmackDown just days ago.

That Lesnar is involved adds a layer of unpredictability. He is the most formidable foe in all of WWE, but Reigns and Ambrose working together could be the answer to the riddle. That's the point, though, isn't it? They can't both win, and even if they best Lesnar long enough to pin his shoulders to the mat for those three slaps from the referee there's still a battle to be had over who it is that gets the honors.

Ambrose has met Reigns in the past, and he lost every time. Then again, Lesnar has never lost to either of them.

Tick tock.

What to expect

The cool thing about the build to this show is WWE worked hard to make this match as unpredictable as it can possibly be. Sure, Reigns is almost certainly winning but at least you can see a couple scenarios where they go another direction.

Tune in tonight to find out!