On SmackDown Live this week, Asuka won a Battle Royal to earn her way into the SmackDown Live Women’s Title match at the Tables Ladders and Chair pay-per-view (PPV). Now, Asuka will challenge Charlotte Flair and defending champion Becky Lynch in the first-ever women’s TLC match for the SDL Women’s strap.
Recently, WWE Hall Of Famer Jim Ross took to his podcast, “The Ross Report,” and offered his thoughts on Asuka. Here’s what “Good Ole’ JR” had to say about the first-ever Women’s Royal Rumble winner:
“Got a lot of marquee value, got a lot of sizzle. And I got a feeling with Dave Finlay at the steering wheel that they will probably have one hell of a SmackDown Championship match coming up at TLC.
“The one thing about this scenario, whether you agree with the three-way or not, is the fact that Asuka is a major star, that somehow that got lost along the way after WrestleMania.
“Just one of those things that can be explained in a lot of different ways, I’m sure there’s a lot of right answers, but the bottom line is that Asuka should be in the mix of all the top women competing currently in WWE. She’s big money.”
H/T Wrestling Inc. for the transcriptions