Reason WWE Booked Emma As Asuka’s Opponent for Debut Match
As seen on Monday’s episode of RAW, Emma won a 5-Way Elimination Match to earn the opportunity to face Askua in her debut match at the upcoming WWE TLC event.
Dave Meltzer reported in the latest issue of The Wrestling Observer Newsletter that Asuka vs. Emma was always the plan for Asuka’s debut match due to the fact that the two worked together and had a high-quality match at NXT Takeover: London back on December 16th, 2015.
While many felt Sasha Banks or Bayley would be the best opponent for Asuka, the feeling is those matches should have a build. Basically, Emma was placed in her position just to make Asuka look strong.