WWE Raw Women’s Champion Asuka Mocks Rhea Ripley and Peyton Royce

Published 03/26/2021, 10:13 AM EDT


The recent release of Godzilla vs King Kong has taken the box office by storm and is already a huge success mere hours after being released. The clash of the two most popular monsters has really appealed to a lot of people, and it seems Raw Women’s Champion Asuka is also sharing the joy.

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However, ‘The Empress of Tomorrow’ used the movie to depict her dominance over her two challengers. In a recent Instagram post, Asuka shared a meme from the movie, asserting her dominance over Rhea Ripley and Peyton Royce. 

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Asuka turned heel last week after Shayna Baszler delivered a huge kick to her face, taking out a tooth in the process. Believed to be out for WrestleMania, she made a shocking return to Raw and made Baszler pay.

Fans do not know whether she is in fact a heel right now or just has an anti-hero sort of persona. One thing is certain; she has embraced her ruthless side which fans have wanted to see since the beginning of her reign as the Raw Women’s Champion.

Rhea Ripley finally made her Raw debut, weeks after WWE first announced it. Following a very successful run in NXT, she is determined to go straight for the gold at WrestleMania. On the latest episode of Raw, she made this intention clear. 

Ripley has taken already down titans of the Women’s division and was instrumental in NXT’s victory at the 2019 Survivor Series over Raw and SmackDown. She has also fought at WrestleMania 36 before in a losing effort against Charlotte Flair for the NXT Women’s Championship. 

Peyton Royce may surprise Asuka

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On the other hand, Peyton Royce feels her time to become Champion is long overdue. Following last week’s edition of Raw Talk, she delivered a heated promo in which she explained how she was being held back by WWE.

WWE cut short her partnership with Billie Kay as part of the IIconics, promising the former a good solo run. Unfortunately, that hasn’t materialized yet. Hence, she has taken matters into her own hands. 

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She is a fan favorite to win the title at WrestleMania, in what will surely be a convincing fight. Asuka sees these two as mere challengers whom she can put down but may be surprised at the grandest stage of them all.

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Luke Dias is a senior WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports, having published more than 1000 articles on professional wrestling. Having completed courses in Advanced Writing from the University of California and Media and Ethics from the University of Amsterdam, Luke is currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in Journalism from Xavier’s College. His tremendous knowledge of WWE history enables him to make past connections, adding depth to the articles.

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