WWE has officially trademarked “WWE Fast Lane.” As previously reported, the company intends to move the “Elimination Chamber” PPV event from it’s previous spot in February, and replace it with a new event under the “WWE Fast Line” title.
WWE applying for this trademark all but confirms that this will be the new PPV event name that will bridge company storylines from the “Royal Rumble” in January to WrestleMania 31, which will take place on March 29, 2015. Many believe the “Fast Line” name is a play on the popular “Road to WrestleMania” tagline that is used to describe WWE’s first quarter of storylines, programs, and angles.
As previously reported, “WWE Fast Lane” will replace “Elimination Chamber” in February, but “Elimination Chamber” will not be dropped completely. Reports claim that moving the event was simply due to the creative plans already in place involving next year’s Royal Rumble winner and WWE World Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar.
Lesnar will not be appearing at or working the February PPV, which was currently set as the “Elimination Chamber” event. Without the championship on the line, or a No. 1 Contender spot, there is no need for an Elimination Chamber match to be held in February. Instead, the company will be moving the event, which features the most dangerous match currently utilized by WWE, to the Summer, possibly replacing “Payback” in June.
With WrestleMania 31 taking place in March, many believe that “Extreme Rules” will move to April, “Payback” to May, “Elimination Chamber” to June, and then the schedule to remain the same from that point forward. “Money In The Bank” will remain in July, and “SummerSlam” will most certainly always be stuck as the company’s August PPV event.
Good move for the company, as there IS no reason to have the Elimination Chamber match without a major championship or stipulation involved. Any superstar will tell you it’s the most dangerous match they can be involved in, and there’s no point in having one of the company’s major players get injured just one month prior to WrestleMania for nothing.