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Every single woman in the Elimination Chamber is a woman Asuka has beaten.

Smackdown has women Asuka has never faced like Natalya, Charlotte, Naomi, and Becky oh and Lana, can't forget her can we? And I believe Nikki Bella is still technically considered a member of the smackdown roster, right?

I'm sure Asuka's streak will end with Nikki Bella.

That said, according to the promo by Kurt Angle, if Jax wins, she is placed into the title match with Asuka vs the winner of the elimination chamber in a triple threat match.

Keep in mind Angle was bumbling and stumbling over his words the whole promo, probably because it was a last minute change, so I'm sure they'll ignore it and go a different way if the mood strikes.
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Sad as it is to say, you really can't take anything Angle says as gospel, despite his role.

That said, if Nax picks up a DQ win, for example, we then have Bliss vs Jax vs Asuka at mania. The next night Asuka can walk out and say "yeah, I'm going to Smackdown" and leave Bliss vs Jax at mania.

I think that's what WWE are doing here. They've leaked the rumour to Meltzer that they might be doing Bliss vs Jax so they've managed to add a bit more to the idea that Asuka might actually lose to Jax.

She's not going to be pinned or submitted but could potentially get a DQ or count out loss. They can still phrase it as undefeated. I still think Bliss vs Sasha vs Bayley with Banks taking the title is the most likely scenario.

Bayley then goes to Smackdown and Becky Lynch wins the Rumble to beat Asuka at mania.

Hopefully.
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Originally posted by Rico Len Rico Len wrote:

Every single woman in the Elimination Chamber is a woman Asuka has beaten.
 
Yet she's not been on Raw for a particularly long length of time and has gone through everybody without even having a memorable fued.
 
Quote Bayley vs. Asuka: The opening bell sounds and it's all Asuka in the opening moments. She works on keeping Bayley grounded, then they stand up and trade strikes. Bayley finally starts firing up and sends Asuka outside, then follows up with a hurricanrana. They brawl around ringside some more before taking things back in the ring. Bayley fires up and hits a belly to back suplex. Asuka comes back and hits a running hip attack. Bayley drops Asuka's throat over the middle rope and they briefly fight around the apron, until Asuka gets her back on the mat for a two count. Asuka follows up with a series of kicks to Bayley, but Bayley blocks one and rolls her up for a two count. They trade strikes in the middle, then Bayley goeso for the suplex but Asuka escapes. Asuka goes for the Asuka Lock, but Bayley escapes and rolls Asuka up for a two count. Asuka catches Bayley in an arm bar and Bayley taps out.

Winner: Asuka

- After the match, Asuka extends her hand to Bayley, and Bayley hesitates but does shake her hand.

I think a lot of fans are bored of her Female Goldberg persona and are waiting to see her lose, to see how her character reacts to finally tasting defeat.
 
Many women on Raw helped build the division for the women, and now they look like shit as there isn't one of them that can beat Asuka.
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I wouldn't compare Asuka to Goldberg at all. Her matches with Bliss, Banks, Jax, Emma and Bayley have all been very exciting. With Goldberg you never doubted that he'd smash through people; with Asuka they can create that atmosphere with her and make her a bit of an escape artist.

I don't question that she needs some actual feuds now to develop her personality but what's the point of doing that on a brand where she won't be this time two months from here. Smackdown's women's division is far more physical in nature, topped by stronger and more experienced performers. While Asuka vs Carmella will be an outright procession, Natalya will be able to put Asuka over right. Charlotte will be able to show Asuka's bloodlust, which is something Goldberg never showed. Ruby Riott has a fearless streak that will suit a feud with Asuka too.

They've made Asuka a big deal almost overnight. There's still a lot of work to do but their patience is almost guaranteed to be rewarded with this one.
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