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WWE SummerSlam: Asuka wins the Raw Women’s Championship from Sasha Banks

In her second match of the night, Asuka challenged Sahsa Banks for the Raw Women’s Championship. Earlier in the night, Bayley retained her SmackDown Women’s Championship thanks to help from Banks. Asuka’s leg was hurt going into this match and the announcers pointed out that she was going into this match at a disadvantage.

Banks worked on Asuka’s leg to start the match. Asuka fought back but things turned around again when Asuka missed a kick and ended up hitting the ring post. Banks followed up with a sunset flip onto the floor from the apron.

Back in the ring, Asuka took a nasty kick to the face but she was able to kick out of the pin attempt. Asuka turned things around with a face slam and ankle lock and a DDT from the top turnbuckle. Asuka also hit a missile dropkick off the top but Banks kicked out of the pin attempt. Moments later, Asuka locked in the Asuka Lock but Banks continued to fight and she rolled into a cover and then the Banks Statement but Asuka rolled out and back into the Asuka Lock. Banks broke out of it but Asuka hit a kick to the stomach. Asuka charged but Banks moved and Asuka hit Bayley and knocked her off the ring. Sasha went for Banks Statement but Asuka got the Asuka Lock to win the title.

Tom Phillips noted that Bayley didn’t sacrifice herself like Banks did earlier in the first match.

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