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The build to Charlotte and Asuka’s match is something we don’t see often

Asuka vs. Charlotte (c)

SmackDown Women’s championship match

The SmackDown Women’s title feud isn’t too complicated. The undefeated Asuka won the Women’s Royal Rumble and opted to challenge Charlotte for her Women’s championship at WrestleMania.

While it’s not anything too complex, it’s the match I’m looking forward to the most. And part of that is because we don’t see this type of build often.

This bout carries a big match vibe. That’s squarely because of the two women involved and how they’ve been presented to us for years now. Both of them have been built as the top women in whatever brand they occupy.

Asuka has not lost a match since debuting in NXT years ago. She has a unique look with her multi-colored appearance. Her entrance is fantastic. The song is dope. She wears a traditional kimono with a mask that can be sometimes described as creepy. She’ll dance and smile one second and kick someone’s head off the next.

Charlotte has consistently been billed as the top woman in WWE since debuting on the main roster. In the years since her call up, she’s found her stride and exudes a confidence none of the other women do. She has a great physique, towering over most in the division, and is talented in the ring. The fact that she has the Flair pedigree is just an added bonus.

Both of these women have been built as serious contenders for years now. And in that time, they’ve been kept apart from each other. They’ve never wrestled one on one.

Now they will.

For my money, that’s all a build needs sometimes. Keep two top talents away from each other until it’s time for a big money match on the biggest stage.. Because of the amount of television time they have to fill a week, so often people will fight in a meaningless match at one point or another. It’s rare that two people meet up for a match without having a lesser feud/interaction in the past, whether it be a random tag or a meaningless match on Raw to kill fifteen minutes.

The fact that they avoided that until now is why this feud works for me. That’s the reason I flipped out when Asuka came out at Fastlane after Charlotte retained her title against Ruby Riott. She got into the ring, pointed at the WrestleMania sign, and left. That’s all it took because of how these characters were built before.

This match could go either way. Charlotte could be sharp enough to be the woman to end Asuka’s streak. Asuka could be good enough to dethrone the Queen and claim her title. Either way, it’s not going to be easy. It’s going to be a battle to win this match. Because both women are too good to go out easily.

It’s simple yet effective. Build up two wrestlers, keep them apart, and then put them together when it matters most. We don’t see that too often this day and age. And that’s why I’m looking forward to this match the most.

Asuka will defend her undefeated streak as Charlotte defends her championship when these two collide at WrestleMania 34 tonight. WrestleMania airs at 7 PM EST on the WWE Network. And as always, keep it here to for all your WrestleMania 34 coverage.


Who will win this match?

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  • 21%
    Charlotte Flair
    (102 votes)
  • 78%
    (377 votes)
479 votes total Vote Now

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