Having beaten Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville in the space of three days, and with Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair tied up in the Women’s Championship match on Raw, Asuka is a bit short of potential challengers for WrestleMania 35.
There has been speculation that Lacey Evans might be the woman to face the Empress of Tomorrow at ‘Mania, but yet another week has gone by and there has been no build.
One person who thinks she should be the one to take on Asuka is Lana, who “declared” herself for the match in a YouTube video, the transcript of which is below.
“Once again, I want to address the elephant in the room. Yes, this is still an injury,” Lana said while pointing to her boot. “I understand you’re watching this because you’re salty, too. Back to addressing the elephant in the room, you know what I’ve realized, and there are a lot of things I want to talk about but one thing that I really, really realized is, I have been really, really dumb and stupid lately. Here you have Mandy Rose, who announced, just announced that she was going to faceAsuka at Fastlane. Now, to my understanding, there was an announcement made on RAW saying only the McMahon Family could make title matches. Only the McMahon Family – Shane McMahon, Stephanie McMahon, Vince McMahon, Triple H because he’s a part of the McMahon Family, can make official title matches that are on RAW or SmackDown, or on pay-per-views. So, how is Mandy making a declaration that she has a title match at Fastlane vs. Asuka? Also, like, I just love how everyone was declaring when they were in the Elimination Chambers.
“So, first of all I want to talk about how I’m salty that I was so dumb and stupid to pick up that I could declare, I don’t need to just wait for the McMahon Family to make announcements for myself, to declare that I’m going to have title matches. Duh! Now I’ve got it, lesson learned. So, you know what I’m going to do? Breaking news is happening. Breaking news. I am declaring that I am going to face Asuka at WrestleMania for the Women’s SmackDown Live Title. Yes, I am facing her at WrestleMania for the title and I’m going to become women’s champion at WrestleMania. I’m declaring, I’m grabbing the brass ring. Yes, I am… right now, from YouTube. I’m grabbing the brass ring. And all the people that are getting all mad, all this and that, you’re salty, too. So, you might as well just pull pull this [salt shaker] out and pour some salt. We’re all salty, so stay salty because I’m about to become women’s champion, SmackDown Women’s Champion at WrestleMania.”
Now, I don’t think anyone actually wants to see this, but there really aren’t all that many other options.
If only there were two incredibly talented Japanese wrestlers in NXT that Asuka has a history with that she could take on. Oh well.