Charlotte Flair defeated Asuka in SmackDown Women’s Championship Match

Asuka was supposed to find out who she would face in a one-on-one match at WrestleMania. WWE had announced a Fatal 4-Way between Carmella, Naomi, Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville to determine her opponent. However, the company scrapped 4-Way match from the show. Instead, WWE forced her to defend the SmackDown Women’s Championship against The Queen. Flair already has a match against Ronda Rousey and Becky Lynch in the main event for the Raw Women’s Championship.

The Queen went on to win the match against the Empress of Tomorrow. The surprising outcome presumably means that both the Raw and SmackDown Women’s Championships will now be defended in the Triple Threat at WrestleMania 35. See the alterations the company made for Charlotte to go into the main event with the SmackDown Women’s Championship.

The Fatal 4-Way match for number 1 contender did not take place on this week’s episode of SmackDown Live. The company regularly announces matches in advance and cancels them at the last minute Sonya Deville probably would have won the Fatal 4-Way match and gone on to challenge for the SmackDown Women’s Championship. Now, if she competes in the Women’s Battle Royal is her best chance of featuring at WrestleMania.

WWE-News confirmed the match between Ronda Rousey vs Charlotte Flair vs Becky Lynch would be the final match of the night at WrestleMania 35. The first time in WWE history that a match involving women will be the main event of the Grandest Stage of Them All. The following day, The Queen unexpectedly defeated Asuka to win the SmackDown Women’s Championship. Charlotte Flair becomes an eight-time SmackDown women’s champion in the process; through both titles will be on the line in the main event of WrestleMania 35.

During her three-and-a-half years with WWE, Asuka has established herself among the most impressive in-ring competitors. The Empress of Tomorrow she won the women’s Royal Rumble in 2018. Aska went on to feature in one of the highlighted matches of WrestleMania 34 against Charlotte Flair. The Japanese Superstar become SmackDown Women’s champion at TLC 2018. Since then Asuka would remain champion until at least WrestleMania 35.

Lacey Evans, Sonya Deville and Mandy Rose were the possible challengers for her title at The Showcase of Immortals. We witnessed on Tuesday’s episode of SmackDown Live that The Empress of Tomorrow will no longer be involved in a one-on-one match on April 7. The WrestleMania Women’s Battle Royal as introduced at WrestleMania 34.  WWE-News will announce that the Battle Royal will take place for the second ‘Mania in a row, with one more episode of Raw and SmackDown Live still to go.

Carmella, Naomi, Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville will be involved in the Battle Royal except for Asuka. The industry has given more opportunities, match time and match stipulations to its female Superstars since 2015. But there’s still lack of importance when it comes to women’s matches at WrestleMania.

Things will change when Ronda Rousey vs Charlotte Flair vs Becky Lynch will headline the Greatest Event in Sports Entertainment. Asuka’s match was the first one-on-one encounter between two women at main event WrestleMania. This year three women’s matches will likely to at WrestleMania (Raw & SmackDown Women’s Championship, Women’s Tag Team Championship, and Women’s Battle Royal).