Asuka match at WWE live event ends abruptly due to injury scare


Asuka's match at a WWE live event last night was stopped abruptly due to the SmackDown Women's Champion having an injury scare.

At a WWE live event in White Plains, New York, Asuka defended her SmackDown Women's Championship in a match against Mandy Rose.

During their match, Rose executed her finishing maneuver, which is the Facebuster, on Asuka. This involves her hooking both of her opponents' arms before dropping them to the mat.

The move did not go according to plan and The Empress of Tomorrow was dropped awkwardly on her neck and head area.

The match was called off immediately as the referee threw up the X symbol to signify that an injury had occurred and Asuka was walked to the back after talking with producers and doctors at ringside.

Later on in the night on Twitter though, The Empress of Tomorrow did provide some positive news as despite the nature of the injury, she revealed she was okay.

She said: "I'm sorry for worrying you. Hit my back but That's fine 🤡" before later adding: "It is neither a concussion nor a neck."

It wouldn't be surprising if WWE decides to take it easy with the SmackDown Women's Champion on SmackDown this week and not have her compete on the show in order to rest her up ahead of Fastlane this weekend.

This Sunday at the pay-per-view, Asuka is currently scheduled to defend the SmackDown Women's title against Rose.


As of writing, Asuka is currently the odds-on favourite to win this match, as well as walk out of Fastlane still as the SmackDown Women's Champion.

However, this is subject to change between now and the event itself, especially in light of her recent injury scare.

It's unclear as well as to who The Empress of Tomorrow will be facing at WrestleMania later this year, as SmackDown other top two superstars of the women's division, Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair, are involved in the Raw Women's title picture.

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