How bad does Becky Lynch want a match with Asuka? She not only staked the Raw Women’s Championship on it, but in many ways, her reputation and her future as well.
As Lynch revealed on Raw, she was so hellbent on getting a one-on-one match with The Empress of Tomorrow — the last remaining Superstar to hold an unanswered win over Lynch since her 2018 reinvention — that she refused to even negotiate her upcoming contract unless the bout was sanctioned. The hardball tactic got The Man her match at the Royal Rumble pay-per-view.
This will be the second time these two have faced at the PPV. Asuka retained her Smackdown Women’s title at last year’s Royal Rumble, and now she looks to complete the Grand Slam by winning the Raw Women’s title.
Tune in to the Royal Rumble pay-per-view, Sunday, Jan. 26, at 7 ET/4 PT, streaming live on the WWE Network.