Asuka Wins SmackDown Women’s Title At WWE TLC

Asuka, Smackdown Women's Champion

Asuka has captured her first championship on the main roster. The former NXT Women’s Champion is your new SmackDown Women’s Champion after defeating Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair in the first ever Women’s TLC match at Sunday night’s TLC pay-per-view from San Jose, California.

Lynch defeated Flair at the Hell in a Cell pay-per-view in San Antonio, Texas on September 16, 2018 to win the title, which marked her second reign as champion. There have been 11 reigns between 7 champions and 1 vacancy in the history of the title. Asuka is also a former WWE NXT Women’s Champion but up to this point, had never won gold on the main roster.

As of this writing, WWE has yet to announce when Lynch will get her rematch for the title. It could come as soon as this Tuesday’s episode of SmackDown Live Fresno, CA at the Save Mart Center on the USA Network or WWE’s next PPV event, Royal Rumble. This show goes down on Sunday, January 27, 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona at Chase Field.

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