It was reported this week in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that Asuka’s next feud will be against Charlotte Flair, so it would make sense for Asuka to look strong before she moves into that storyline. The plan was for Asuka to pin Jax at WWE Backlash but the finish was changed just hours before the show.
Bryan Alvarez said the following about the change to the match:
“The impression that I’ve been given…I believe that the original finish was Asuka was gonna pin Nia and for whatever reason, they decided I guess on the day of the show to do a double count out instead.”
The only logical reason to avoid Jax being pinned is that they would want to stretch out this feud until next month’s Extreme Rules pay-per-view. If that is what is happening, then it would indicate that Asuka vs. Flair won’t happen until SummerSlam in August.
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