RAW Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey’s WrestleMania 35 match is set. With only one more PPV on the way to ‘Mania, the same can’t be said for SmackDown Women’s Champion, Asuka.
Dave Meltzer of F4WOnline.com recently discussed this situation. He spoke on the status of a match and an opponent for “The Empress Of Tomorrow.” Meltzer highlighted Lacey Evans as an opponent before adding that this plan was, apparently, being “reconsidered.”
“As far as Asuka goes, I mentioned the thing with Lacey Evans last night. There actually was talk of Asuka and Lacey Evans being the WrestleMania match, and it was definitely on the books at one point,” he explained. “But I was led to believe that it was being reconsidered and that it was not a 100 per cent ‘no’ and it could happen, but it was actually on the books and the point is that it’s not a 100 per cent ‘yes,’ and it may be more than likely ‘no.’ I wasn’t given an opponent for Asuka yet. I don’t think they have one.”
With Lacey Evans an unconfirmed then, Asuka still finds herself without a match.
It’s worth noting that Asuka did lose a match to Mandy Rose last night on SmackDown Live. This was due to a distraction from Lacey that Rose capitalized on. This could, in theory, set up Asuka vs Mandy Rose at Fastlane, and then Asuka against Evans at WrestleMania.