The 37-year-old dominated the match against Roode, who had won the title in January after defeating India's Jinder Mahal. But before she had much time to celebrate, Asuka's music hit and the undefeated Japanese superstar danced her way down to the ring.
The Observer noted that the WWE United States Championship is set to be defended in a Triple Threat Match that will have reigning titleholder Randy Orton face Bobby Roode and, Jinder Mahal.
At the end though, Randy Orton delivered an wonderful RKO to win the US Title for the very first time in his career. No, it would be at Wrestlemania, as Orton was promised a Roode awakening.
The tag-team title picture also became clearer. Jimmy Uso and Big E took on the Bludgeon Brothers to try and get a measure of revenge for the brutal attack they suffered during their match Sunday at Fastlane.
Ben Woodburn and Harry Wilson named in Wales squad
Giggs confirmed Ashley Williams will remain as Wales captain but long-serving Dave Edwards of Reading , 32, has retired after winning 43 caps.
Asuka's surprise appearance at the end of the Women's title match at Fastlane was one of the show's best moments, and the two continued to build hype for their WrestleMania match when Asuka made her debut on SmackDown this week.
The Usos and The New Day renewed their rivalry for the SmackDown tag titles but the match ended in a non-finish due to interference from the Bludgeon Brothers. Before this character change, Rowan and Harper were just two other competitors in WWE that the Usos and New Day seemed not to have a problem with.
The Phenomenal One opened up last night's show by addressing the match with The King Of Strong Style. The crowd was into it and chanted for both throughout.
When questioned by a WWE interviewer about her gestures and several inhibited and obscure signs after her match in the ring, Asuka accepted that she's opting for a challenge to fight with Charlotte at WrestleMania in the WWEFastlane.
Having Carmella, pinning Lynch, go over makes sense and keeps the audience thinking, with her still holding the Money in the Bank briefcase and WrestleMania approaching. Their physicality made it obvious the two teams didn't like each other and kept you engaged for the most part.
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