Asuka’s ‘B Word’ on WWE Raw Causes Mayhem, Rhea Ripley Reacts

Published 04/19/2021, 10:11 PM EDT


An agitated Superstar is a dangerous Superstar. This is exactly what is happening with Asuka, now that she’s starting to feel the frustrations of not being the WWE Raw Women’s Champion.

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On the Monday Night Raw episode: April 19, 2021, Asuka, Rhea Ripley, and Charlotte Flair participated in a heated segment. Surprisingly, we saw Ripley supporting Asuka, claiming that the latter would down the ‘Queen’ Charlotte Flair with ease.

In fact, the promo started off with Asuka and Flair, but Ripley entered to support ‘The Empress’. However, Charlotte infuriated her when she refused to let Asuka speak, and the Japanese sensation ended up calling her a ‘b*tch’.

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Ripley reacted to this on Twitter and raised a valid question: – who is teaching terrible words to Asuka? Well, there’s no one teaching anybody these at WWE. Superstars just pick it up!

Rhea Ripley had individual storylines with Asuka and Charlotte Flair

Rhea Ripley made her main roster debut just before WrestleMania 37, and she immediately entered a feud with Asuka. Subsequently, she challenged the ‘Empress’ at WrestleMania.

Asuka hadn’t faced legitimate challenegrs for a while, so it took her a while to wrap her head around Ripley challenging her for the title.

Ripley defeated her at the Show of Shows and was crowned the new WWE Raw Women’s champion.

At the previous WrestleMania, Ripley was in a storyline with Flair. She put the NXT title on the line, and ‘The Queen’ defeated her. Unfortunately, the feud was cut short when Charlotte Flair took time off WWE.

“I didn’t really know what the whole plan was for the rest of the year, but I thought it would last a lot longer than it did. I thought I’d be, in my mind, having matches with Charlotte for the majority of the year then possibly going to RAW or SmackDown and continuing things there.”

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Now, Ripley is enjoying her time at Raw and her current storyline, which involves both Asuka and Charlotte Flair.

“Yeah, it’s wild! You just got to trust the process because even if you don’t know what’s going on, they always do. It’s wild to think we’re back to where I was a year ago, and I’m back into something with Charlotte Flair. And it’s cool to have Asuka there too. I think that’s going to be magic.” H/t Talksport.

It’s not yet announced whether Asuka or Flair will battle Rhea Ripley for the title next. Who do you think it should be? Let us know in the comments below.

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Shuvangi Sen Chaudhury

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Shuvangi is a senior WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. She has over 1000 published WWE articles and also has experience in content operations with Forbes. Having completed her undergraduation from Royal Holloway, University of London, Shuvangi is closely aligned to the fitness industry, having amateur skills levels in tennis and basketball while rowing at a regatta level.

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