WWE booked Rhea Ripley vs. Asuka on Monday’s Raw in Tampa, Florida at Yuengling Center on the USA Network which resulted in the Raw Women’s Champion going over clean. Charlotte Flair was on commentary for the match.
This was done to further build to the upcoming triple threat match with all three stars involved for the title at Sunday’s WrestleMania Backlash pay-per-view event.
This is the third match between Asuka and Ripley in recent weeks. Ripley beat Asuka for the title at WrestleMania 37 then their second match on Raw a few weeks ago ended up not having a winner and then this bout.
Batista recently responded to a post on Instagram that WWE shared of the match finish. He wasn’t thrilled with Asuka losing the match, as seen below:
It should be noted that Batista is a big fan of Asuka.