Originally published at Asuka defending Raw Women's Title against Rhea Ripley at WrestleMania
For weeks, former NXT Women’s Champion Rhea Ripley’s official arrival to Monday Night Raw was promoted. She made her return to the brand on the 3/22 episode and confronted Raw Women’s Champion Asuka.
Asuka had just defeated Peyton Royce in a singles match before coming face-to-face with Ripley. Asuka was then challenged by Ripley for a Raw Women’s Title match at WrestleMania 37. In response, the champion grabbed the microphone, stated that Rhea is not ready for her and accepted the challenge.
— WWE (@WWE) March 23, 2021
WrestleMania 37 is a two-night event on April 10th and 11. The match card for both nights have yet to be sorted out publicly but here’s the announced card for WrestleMania 37:
- WWE Universal Championship: Roman Reigns (c) (w/ Paul Heyman) vs. Edge
- SmackDown Women’s Championship: Sasha Banks (c) vs. Bianca Belair
- WWE Championship: Bobby Lashley (c) (w/ MVP) vs. Drew McIntyre
- Raw Tag Team Championships: New Day (Xavier Woods & Kofi Kingston) (c) vs. AJ Styles & Omos
- Raw Women’s Championship: Asuka (c) vs. Rhea Ripley