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Likely reason for Asuka’s inclusion at WWE TLC

On Smackdown Live, Asuka won the battle royal and was inserted into the TLC match between Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair at WWE TLC on December 16th.

Becky Lynch will be defending her Smackdown Women’s Title in the match. But fans do wonder why Asuka was included in the match in the first place.

On Wrestling Observer Radio, Bryan Alvarez discussed Asuka’s inclusion and noted one of the reasons for her being in the match. He wondered what kind of condition Becky Lynch would be, coming off of a concussion.

So, the reason for Asuka competing in the match is so that Becky wouldn’t have to do too much work. This would leave Asuka and Charlotte Flair to battle for most of the match, while Becky isn’t put at any risk.

WWE, of course, is trying to keep Becky healthy and it is understandable. If her Last Woman Standing match with Charlotte is anything to go by, The Man is sure to do something memorable in the match. Hopefully, Becky retains the title.

  • Keith Learmonth

    I was wondering the same thing.

  • Keith Learmonth

    I actually have my suspicions that Asuka is there to win it.
    Both Becky and Charlotte want Rousey. If neither of them is champion, they both enter the Royal Rumble to try to get a shot at her.

    Pretty solid chance that this storyline is pushed even further by Rousey interfering in the match.

  • Soulshroude

    Way to keep an article, “un”bias,

  • Mike the Ike

    Is this a news story or an opinion piece? Why are you writing who you want to win, Harrison? I want Becky to retain too, but it’s not my job to report.

  • Dan

    How do you take the pin in a TLC match where the winner has to grab the belt?

  • CC

    yup. She is the Kane of this match.

  • Charlie Bronson

    She is there to take the pin.