A major championship rematch has been announced for next weekend’s WWE Night of Champions event in Saudi Arabia.
On last week’s SmackDown show, Asuka made her first appearance on WWE television since WrestleMania 39, where she attacked Raw Women’s Champion Bianca Belair.
The return came after reports had emerged that WWE was considering a heel turn for the Empress of Tomorrow, and a potential championship match between the two at Night of Champions.
WWE today officially announced the WrestleMania rematch between Bianca and Asuka for next weekend’s show in Jeddah.
The show is set to feature three huge matches, with Seth ‘Freakin’ Rollins facing AJ Styles to determine the inaugural new World Heavyweight Champion, Cody Rhodes taking on Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns & Solo Sikoa challenging Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn for the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championship.
The show will also feature a major women’s grudge match between Becky Lynch and Trish Stratus.
Bianca Belair recently passed 400 days as the Raw Women’s Champion, making her the longest reigning women’s champion of the modern era.
Here are results from the May 15 episode of WWE Raw:
Shinsuke Nakamura def. The Miz
It was announced Liv Morgan had suffered an injury and the scheduled Women’s Tag Team Championship match was cancelled
Mustafa Ali won a battle royal to become #1 contender for Gunther’s Intercontinental Championship at Night of Champions
Becky Lynch returned and cut a promo on Trish Stratus, challenging her to a match at Night of Champions
Dominik Mysterio def. Xavier Woods
As JD McDonagh left the arena after an interview, there was a tease of Finn Balor scouting him to recruit him for Judgment Day
Indus Sher (Sanga & Veer) def. two jobbers
Cody Rhodes promo on Brock Lesnar ahead of their Night of Champions match
Raquel Rodriguez def. Chelsea Green
Judgment Day (Finn Balor & Damian Priest) def. Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn after interference from Imperium, which had been instigated by Paul Heyman doing deals with Judgment Day and Imperium earlier in the night
#WWERaw Women's Champion @BiancaBelairWWE will defend against @WWEAsuka at #WWENOC! pic.twitter.com/wjK9gF5Lo8
— WWE (@WWE) May 18, 2023
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