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Backstage news on Asuka’s main roster debut


A lot of people weren’t pleased when Emma won the Fatal Five Way match on Raw this week to earn the right to face Asuka on her debut match during the upcoming TLC PPV.

Though according to Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer, Asuka vs Emma was always the plan for the debut of the former NXT Women’s Champion.

The reason why Emma was chosen for the position is because these two had a good match at NXT Takeover: London back in 2015 and the company apparently want the same for Asuka’s main roster debut.

Regarding the feeling that Bayley or Sasha Banks would have been a better opponent for the Empress Of Tomorrow on her first match, the belief among officials is that these matches should be contested with a proper build.

Emma is allegedly placed in this position to make Asuka look strong which pretty much means that the Japanese Star would dominate her during the upcoming PPV.

  • Daniel Stockwell

    She’ll probably be sling shot into the title picture with Alexa for Survivor Series though.

  • David Wells

    Emma was the right choice, No way Dana Brooke or Alicia Fox should be put in that match, and too soon for either Bayley or Sasha to face Asuka!

  • CC

    There is absolutely no way Asuka is going to lose her first main roster match, and they will want her to look as good as possible. Putting her against Bayley or Sasha straight away makes no sense, as those are two of the top females, and you don’t start at the top of the division with opponents.