In a turn of events on the September 8 episode of WWE SmackDown, Asuka’s interference cost SKY and Bayley their match against Charlotte Flair and Shotzi. Asuka’s unexpected presence at ringside became the deciding factor that led to Damage CTRL’s defeat. Following the bout, Asuka entered the ring, creating a tense confrontation with the WWE Women’s Champion, IYO SKY.
Later in the same episode, IYO SKY made it clear that she was prepared to face Asuka, issuing a direct challenge to the former champion. WWE swiftly confirmed the highly-anticipated showdown for the upcoming September 22 episode of WWE SmackDown.
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SKY secured the WWE Women’s Championship at WWE SummerSlam by capitalizing on a chaotic match that saw Bianca Belair defeating Asuka and Charlotte Flair to claim the gold. SKY, holding the Money in the Bank contract, cashed it in right after the match, pinning Belair and leaving with the coveted title in hand. The stage is now set for a clash between the reigning champion and Asuka, promising an intense battle for the WWE Women’s Championship.
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