Last week’s opening segment on WWE Monday Night Raw marked the official babyface turn of one of their female Superstars.
In addition to what appears to be a face turn for Asuka, Kairi Sane is now a babyface. Sane was seen celebrating with Becky Lynch and other babyface Superstars backstage during Raw shortly after Lynch announced her pregnancy.
I asked about the turn and I was told that the Asuka and Sane turn was not something in the plans but it was necessary because they want a babyface champion right now with names like Shayna Baszler and Nia Jax in line for title matches in the coming months.
“Yeah, Kairi is a face now until Vince changes his mind,” said a WWE source.
The same source echoed what was reported earlier this week about Asuka not knowing in advance what Lynch would be announcing on the show. The source said, “She was really happy backstage. That belt means a lot to her.”
Asuka will defend the Raw Women’s Championship at WWE Backlash on Sunday, June 14th.