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WWE News: Asuka vs Charlotte Flair confirmed for WrestleMania 34

Simon Cotton
ANALYST
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2.47K   //    12 Mar 2018, 08:15 IST

The Queen versus The Empress of Tomorrow
The Queen versus The Empress of Tomorrow

Another WrestleMania match was confirmed tonight following Asuka's appearance at the Fastlane pay-per-view.

At WrestleMania 34, Asuka will challenge Charlotte Flair for the SmackDown Women's Championship.

Flair's last hurdle on the Road to WrestleMania was Ruby Riott whom The Queen defeated using the Figure Eight Leg-Lock submission.

After reveling in her victory and the opportunity to defend a championship at WrestleMania for the first time, Asuka interrupted Flair and made her way down to the ring.

Without uttering a word, an intense staredown and Asuka pointing to the WrestleMania sign made the rumored match between 'The Empress of Tomorrow' and 'The Queen' official for April 8 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Despite being a Raw superstar, Asuka won the right to challenge for either the Raw or SmackDown Women's Championship after emerging victorious in the first-ever Women's Royal Rumble match.

There was speculation that Asuka could face Alexa Bliss for the Raw Women's Champion, but the undefeated NXT Women's Champion beat Bliss in a non-title match earlier this year, which caused many to believe that Asuka would shift focus to the Blue Brand's title rather than face an opponent she's already defeated.

Since she is competing for the SmackDown Women's Championship, Asuka will be expected to appear on SmackDown Live this Tuesday and for the next three weeks to build her championship match.

This marks the sixth match confirmed for WrestleMania and the second to include female competitors - the first was the mixed tag team match featuring Ronda Rousey & Kurt Angle versus Triple H & Stephanie McMahon.


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Multimedia Journalist, Columbia College Chicago Graduate Student, Jackson State University Alumnus Occasional guest on the Social Suplex Podcast Network. https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/social-suplex-podcast-network Catch me on Anchor for some interesting thoughts. https://anchor.fm/simon-cotton
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