Asuka lost some teeth after a kick to the face from Shayna Baszler on Monday Night Raw this month, but it appears that the botch may have had a bigger impact on Asuka than initially feared.
Writing in the latest Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Meltzer is reporting that the Raw Women’s Champion is dealing with a concussion right now, which is why she’s missed the last two episodes of Monday Night Raw.
Meltzer also revealed that while Asuka could be cleared next week, there is always a chance that the WWE medical team doesn’t let her back in the ring for a while, which puts her planned WrestleMania match with Charlotte Flair into question.
Asuka is out with a concussion from the kick by Shayna Baszler. The problem with a concussion is that she could be fine next week or she could not be cleared for a long time and you never know. There’s enough time left that she probably would be back for Mania but that’s not a sure thing. It’s tough because they counted on Ric Flair weekly for Raw through Mania and now Charlotte Flair’s second Mania direction has a chance of also being in jeopardy
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