WWE raw Women’s Championship picture has been surrounded with controversy, Extreme Rules onwards where Sasha Banks literally ran away with the title from the existing champion, Asuka.
Stephanie McMahon had to appear on this week’s Raw to address the situation and announced a rematch between the two for the title. Now the status of the belt is up in the air as we expect a real champion to be determined by next week.
The Wrestling Observer reports that Asuka was the original winner at Extreme Rules who was supposed to get a clean pinfall win over Sasha Banks. Apparently, we will see that same finish during next week’s rematch.
Asuka is supposed to defeat Sasha Banks and thus prevent her from becoming ‘Bankz 2 Belts’, as they’d like to call. Thereafter, the Empress of Tomorrow will defend her championship against Shayna Baszler at SummerSlam.
The former NXT Women’s Champion has shown keen interest in the red brand’s title picture, this week and she will be the one to feud with Asuka heading into the biggest party of the summer. Shayna Baszler was absent from Raw following her only program on WWE’s flagship show with Becky Lynch around WrestleMania 36.
Vince McMahon was reportedly not very high with the former UFC superstar and didn’t want her to be in the women’s title picture. But lack of formidable opponents for the existing champion left her with no option but to bring back Queen of Spades on TV.
Earlier, there were plans for a wrestler to injure Asuka’s buddy Kairi Sane to write her off WWE programming, as her contract will expire in the upcoming weeks. That mystery attacker would then challenge Asuka for the RAW Women’s Championship at SummerSlam.