As announced by Mike Rome here:
EXCLUSIVE: Tonight's special #NewYearsDay edition of #RAW will include a #WrestleMania caliber bout when Raw #WomensChampion @AlexaBliss_WWE battles the undefeated @WWEAsuka! pic.twitter.com/KdaLJvqJC8— WWE (@WWE) January 1, 2018
Rome goes so far as to call it a “WrestleMania main event kind of match” while wondering if it’s a preview of what we’ll see come April in New Orleans. That’s because Bliss is the current Raw women’s champion and Asuka officially declared she will enter the women’s Royal Rumble later this month in Philadelphia. She did so standing across from Alexa, who looked utterly terrified, before knocking her out with a roundhouse kick.
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