• Why WWE Ended Asuka’s Undefeated Streak At WrestleMania 34
Asuka suffered her first loss ever in WWE at WrestleMania 34 in 2018.
After winning the inaugural Women’s Royal Rumble match, she challenged Charlotte Flair for the SmackDown Women’s Championship and lost.
Charlotte was booked to end Asuka’s undefeated streak because the original plan for next year’s WrestleMania 35 was to book the first ever women’s WrestleMania main event between Charlotte and Ronda Rousey (which eventually got changed to a Triple Threat Match, with the addition of Becky Lynch).
Below is what WWE Hall of Famer Road Dogg had to say about this booking decision on his podcast:
“Either you’re gonna put Asuka over and she maintains that thing, or you’re gonna put Charlotte over and holy mackerel, she’s broken the streak, and you know, the streak only goes for so long. You can’t be undefeated forever, you know what I mean?
As much as everybody hated it with The Undertaker’s Streak being broken, I guess he could’ve just retired with his Streak unbroken, but they were thinking about the future and who do we give this to? Same thing, same thing here.
If you’re gonna beat Asuka, who you gonna give that carrot to? Because she’s undefeated and so somebody who beats her, you better be looking to do something with and of course we were looking to do something with Charlotte always, and so, that goes back and forth, and you’ll hear ideas for each to go over, and the bottom line is you look at the roster and go, hey, on the other side of this, who’s better as a champion? Who has more people to work with?
There’s a lot of stuff people don’t think about that goes into all this and so there’s a lot of thinking down to the wire all the time. It’s just a little different when it’s Mania.
But a lot of meeting behind closed doors goes on there too and people negotiate. People go in and have an idea and maybe it wins the day, and something changes. That happens.”
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• ON THIS DAY IN WCW HISTORY (April 15, 1996) – WCW MONDAY NITRO
On this day in 1996, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired another LIVE episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW MONDAY NITRO’.
It was broadcasted from the the Charleston Civic Center in Charleston, West Virginia and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WCW Slamboree 1996’ PPV.
The card can be found here:
Hulk Hogan vs. Arn Anderson & Kevin Sullivan
Falls Count Anywhere – Street Fight: The Nasty Boys vs. Public Enemy
Randy Savage vs. Bobby Eaton
Sting & Lex Luger vs. The Giant & Ric Flair