Asuka was not seen on television since The Royal Rumble, where she defended her Smackdown Women’s Title against Becky Lynch. However, she is finally back now and is looking ahead to Fastlane.
During this week’s episode of SmackDown Live, Mandy Rose came out and challenged Asuka in a non-title match. Rose went on to defeat Asuka, much to the surprise of many.
It was noted on Wrestling Observer Radio that it seems like Asuka vs Mandy Rose is being booked for Fastlane. We will have to wait and see if Mandy Rose’s new push could result in her winning the title.
It is rumored that Asuka will be facing Lacey Evans at Wrestlemania, but plans could always change and we might be seeing a multi-woman match for the Smackdown Women’s title at Wrestlemania.
We will keep you updated as we get to know more regarding Asuka’s Fastlane opponent.