Asuka got a little vacation after the Royal Rumble, but she wasn’t needed in the storyline. Now she is back on television and looking toward Fastlane on the road to WrestleMania.
During this week’s episode of SmackDown Live, Mandy Rose came out and challenged Asuka in a non-title match. In the end, Rose defeated Asuka and plenty of people were surprised.
It was noted on Wrestling Observer Radio that it appears WWE is booking Asuka vs Mandy Rose for Fastlane. We will just have to wait and see if this new push for Rose could result in a SmackDown Women’s Title match.
The rumored WrestleMania match for Asuka is Lacey Evans. WWE could always go any direction at this point including booking a multi-woman match for Asuka’s title. Then again, if it is up to Mandy Rose, Asuka won’t leave Cleveland with her title after WWE Fastlane.