Asuka defending Raw Women’s Title against Rhea Ripley at WrestleMania 37

Rhea Ripley makes her return to Monday Night Raw and issues a challenge to Asuka for the Raw Women's Title at WrestleMania

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For weeks, former NXT Women’s Champion Rhea Ripley’s official arrival to Monday Night Raw was promoted. She made her return to the brand on the 3/22 episode and confronted Raw Women’s Champion Asuka.

Asuka had just defeated Peyton Royce in a singles match before coming face-to-face with Ripley. Asuka was then challenged by Ripley for a Raw Women’s Title match at WrestleMania 37. In response, the champion grabbed the microphone, stated that Rhea is not ready for her and accepted the challenge.

WrestleMania 37 is a two-night event on April 10th and 11. The match card for both nights have yet to be sorted out publicly but here’s the announced card for WrestleMania 37:

  • WWE Universal Championship: Roman Reigns (c) (w/ Paul Heyman) vs. Edge
  • SmackDown Women’s Championship: Sasha Banks (c) vs. Bianca Belair
  • WWE Championship: Bobby Lashley (c) (w/ MVP) vs. Drew McIntyre
  • Raw Tag Team Championships: New Day (Xavier Woods & Kofi Kingston) (c) vs. AJ Styles & Omos
  • Raw Women’s Championship: Asuka (c) vs. Rhea Ripley
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