Asuka, the WWE Raw Women’s Champion, came out of a tag team match on Raw with one less tooth after a stiff kick in the mouth from Shayna Baszler.
The Raw Women’s Champion teamed up with her former WWE Women’s Tag Team Champion partner Charlotte Flair to face off against current champions Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler.
As Asuka had Jax locked in the cross-arm breaker looking for the submission. Baszler would interject and hit ‘The Empress of Tomorrow’ with a hard kick to the mouth. The kick was confirmed on Raw Talk after the show to have cost Asuka a tooth.
Good on Shayna for checking on Asuka after this brutal kick.
— Fightful Wrestling (@FightfulWrestle) February 23, 2021
Asuka and Flair lost the match after Charlotte Flair accidentally kicked her partner. Following the match, Charlotte appeared to try and help Asuka to her feet. The Japanese superstar would swat Flair away, potentially signalling the end of their partnership.
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Baszler would take to social media herself to share an image with Baszler’s foot on the Raw Women’s Champion’s mouth. The ‘Queen of Spades’ added a single word caption – “#Reality”
Charlotte Flair appears to have now ended her feud with Lacey Evans following Evans pregnancy announcement. Flair recently opened up about dealing with unkind comments regarding her appearance.
Asuka, who has held the Raw Women’s Championship since Summerslam 2020 could still be challenged by 2021 women’s Royal Rumble winner Bianca Belair for her title at WrestleMania. No match has yet been confirmed.