WrestleMania 34 is set to take place from New Orleans on Sunday, April 8, and both the Raw and SmackDown Women’s Titles will be on the line. Even though the title matches aren’t official yet, we know that Asuka will be in action as she won the first ever women’s Royal Rumble.
Asuka still has yet to officially pick her opponent for WrestleMania 34, but SmackDown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair recently declared on the Conversations With Maria Menounos podcast that she wants to face Asuka on the Grandest Stage of Them All.
“I want to wrestle Asuka, I want to break her streak…We’ve never faced each other, never been in a multi-woman match. I feel her coming from Japan and having her own legacy, and coming from a completely different culture…and then my background, I think it’s definitely a WrestleMania moment, so that’s who I would like to face.”
Charlotte also spoke about Ronda Rousey joining the WWE roster, and when she was asked if the women of WWE are happy to have Ronda with the company, she noted that she thinks Ronda will bring more eyes to the division.
“Oh, they should be. Ronda’s a star and an attraction and with her coming to be a part of the women’s division, obviously it brings more eyes on the women’s division…Not just our audience. I mean, people that don’t even watch wrestling, they know who Ronda Rousey is, they’re like, ‘oh she’s on WWE, oh let’s tune in for a second.’ So I think that’s huge. But, you know, we’re on the road 265 days a year and you just can’t call yourself a WWE Superstar. So the easiest thing she’ll do is sign a contract. Whether she’s willing to put in that work, you know, that’s where the respect and understanding our culture and, you know, what it means to be a star in our industry…We’ll see how the future plays out.”