We had reported before how Asuka was expected to be moved from Raw to SmackDown Live during the Superstar Shakeup and it was proven during this week’s episode of the Show.
During the episode, the Iconics and Carmella were attacking Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair and the Empress of Tomorrow came out to help these two, making her brand switch official.
And now the company has announced her first official match on the SmackDown Roster. They tweeted the following revealing that Asuka will team up with Lynch to face the recently debuted NXT Duo in her first official match on the Blue Brand:
— WWE (@WWE) April 20, 2018
Officials have left both Charlotte and Carmella out of this bout and while there is no word yet on what these two will be doing, it’s likely that they’ll work out to build a future match for the SmackDown Women’s Championship on the show.