Is anyone ready for Asuka? Charlotte certainly wasn’t when she and partner Bobby Roode lost to the Empress of Tomorrow and Miz on the Mixed-Match Challenge. At WWE’s Wrestlemania 34, the two will get a rematch, but this time, it will be one on one. WWE’s biggest event of the year comes to PPV and the WWE Network Sunday at 7 PM ET / 4 PM PT, with the Kickoff Show starting two hours earlier–live streaming on the Network and YouTube. It all takes place in New Orleans at the Superdome.
It’s been a huge year of firsts for the Women’s division the past 12 months. We saw the first women’s Hell in a Cell, Money in the Bank, and Royal Rumble matches, all of which lived up to the hype. And 2018’s Royal Rumble is where Asuka’s journey to Wrestlemania began. In January, Asuka became the last survivor of the first-ever women’s Royal Rumble match. With that win came a guaranteed title match at Wrestlemania for the championship of her choosing.
At Fastlane in March, Charlotte successfully defended her Smackdown Women’s Championship against Ruby Riott, but her victory celebration was short-lived, as Asuka came to the ring to make a declaration that she was challenging Charlotte at Wrestlemania. The buildup has revolved primarily around Asuka’s winning streak, which surpassed Goldberg’s WCW run long ago. Because of the streak and the hype, we predicted Asuka to win, but it’s going to be one tough battle.
Charlotte and Asuka’s battle will happen at Wrestlemania 34, and while there hasn’t been a card lineup announcement, we have a strong feeling this match will be towards the tail end of the PPV. Make sure to come right back here after the match as GameSpot will have a full recap of.
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