Asuka recently vacated the NXT Women’s Championship, and she’s set to join the WWE main roster at the TLC pay-per-view later this month. There’s a lot of anticipation for Asuka’s debut and this week on Raw her first main roster opponent was decided.
Emma, Alicia Fox, Sasha Banks, Bayley and Dana Brooke all faced off in a fatal 5-way elimination match, and it was Emma who earned the right to face Asuka after she picked up the win.
PWInsider reports that plans changed a few times, as original plans called for Emma, Nia Jax and Alicia Fox to face off in a triple threat match to determine Asuka’s opponent for TLC. The decision was then made to move the match to next week’s show, then the decision was made to do a fatal 5-way match on this week’s show instead, so that the company can hype up Asuka’s debut at TLC on the go-home Raw next week.
As noted, original plans for the Cruiserweight Title match also called for Enzo to defend against Neville, and you can get more on that here.
You can check out the card for WWE TLC below.
Tables, Ladders and Chairs Match
The Shield vs. The Miz, Cesaro, Sheamus and Braun Strowman
Raw Women’s Championship Match
Alexa Bliss vs. Mickie James
Cruiserweight Championship Match
Enzo Amore vs. Kalisto
Asuka vs. Emma