Just one week ago, Mickie James was ruled unable to continue her match against Asuka for the Raw women’s championship by a referee who made a bad decision in the name of caution. She didn’t blame him, though, and reports indicated she was always going to lose anyway.
After, Zelina Vega hit the scene to cut a promo on the champion before slapping her in the face, all but demanding a shot at the strap.
So, of course, James vs. Vega was booked for Monday Night Raw this week with a shot at Asuka at the upcoming Clash of Champions pay-per-view on Sept. 27 in Orlando on the line. As expected, Vega emerged victorious and she’ll get her first chance to win a title in WWE as a wrestler.
Here’s the updated Clash of Champions match card:
- Drew McIntyre (c) vs. Randy Orton (WWE championship Ambulance match)
- Roman Reigns (c) vs. Jey Uso (Universal championship)
- Bayley (c) vs. Nikki Cross (SmackDown women’s championship)
- Asuka (c) vs. Zelina Vega (Raw women’s championship)
- Shayna Baszler & Nia Jax vs. The Riott Squad (Women’s tag team championship)
- Jeff Hardy (c) vs. AJ Styles vs. Sami Zayn (Intercontinental championship Ladder match)
- Shinsuke Nakamura & Cesaro (c) vs. Lucha House Party (SmackDown tag team championship)
- The Street Profits (c) vs. Andrade & Angel Garza (Raw tag team championship)