This week’s episode of Main Event announced that Becky Lynch would be challenging Asuka for the SmackDown women’s championship at the upcoming Royal Rumble pay-per-view (PPV) on Sun., Jan. 27, 2019, in Phoenix, Arizona.
It’s not quite official, turns out.
The storyline explanation:
Soooo I tried to make one last match before my time as #SDLive GM came to end...but unfortunately @BeckyLynchWWE vs. @WWEAsuka for the Smackdown Women’s Championship is NOT official for #RoyalRumble. #Oops— PAIGE (@RealPaigeWWE) December 21, 2018
Hey, at least they tried to explain it!
This doesn’t necessarily mean Asuka vs. Lynch isn’t happening, just that they aren’t quite ready to reveal that it’s official yet.