Asuka entered WWE as an unstoppable force, but then Charlotte Flair shut her down at WrestleMania 34. This was a controversial decision, but WWE had a reason for making that call.
Charlotte Flair is still one of the biggest name in women’s wrestling. The Queen has experienced a lot of big moments in her career, but beating Asuka and breaking her undefeated streak at WrestleMania 34 was certainly something that took Flair to the next level.
During his Oh You Didn’t Know podcast, Road Dogg spoke about ending Asuka’s undefeated streak. It was not only time to do it, but WWE also knew that they wanted to do something special with Charlotte Flair.
“Either you’re gonna put Asuka over (at WrestleMania 34) and she maintains that thing, or you’re gonna put Charlotte (Flair) over and holy mackerel, she’s broken the streak, and you know, the streak only goes for so long. You can’t be undefeated forever, you know what I mean? As much as everybody hated it with The Undertaker’s streak being broken, I guess he could’ve just retired with his streak unbroken, but they were thinking about the future and who do we give this (to)? Same thing, same thing here.
If you’re gonna beat Asuka, who you gonna give that carrot to? Because she’s undefeated and so somebody who beats her, you better be looking to do something with and of course we were looking to do something with Charlotte always, and so, that goes back and forth, and you’ll hear ideas for each to go over, and the bottom line is you look at the roster and go, hey, on the other side of this, who’s better as a champion? Who has more people to work with? There’s a lot of stuff people don’t think about (that) goes into all this and so there’s a lot of thinking down to the wire all the time. It’s just a little different when it’s Mania. But a lot of meeting behind closed doors goes on there too and people negotiate. People go in and have an idea and maybe it wins the day, and something changes. That happens.”
WWE has seen a lot of impressive streaks, just like The Undertaker’s undefeated WrestleMania streak. Road Dogg also admitted that WWE could have had Taker retire with that streak unbroken, but they were thinking about the company’s future.
We’ll have to see if WWE creates any more streaks in the future. Bianca Belair is on a 3-0 WrestleMania streak of her own, and only time will tell if she gets to carry on with that accomplishment after WrestleMania 40 rolls around.
What’s your take on Asuka’s undefeated streak? Did WWE really need to break it? Sound off in the comments!