It had been rumoured since Asuka was handed the WWE Raw Women’s title two weeks ago that her first serious challenger would be Nia Jax. On Raw last night, that speculation was turned to confirmation as The Empress Of Tomorrow will indeed face Jax at next month’s Backlash PPV.
The match was finalised as a result of Jax winning a triple threat match also featuring Charlotte Flair and Natalya. The match becomes the fourth match confirmed for the PPV.
WWE Backlash will take place on Sunday June 14th, presumably from the WWE Performance Center in Orlando.
Here is the card as it stands:
- Drew McIntryre (c) vs. Lashley w/MVP (WWE Championship Match)
- Asuka (c) vs. Nia Jax (Raw Women’s Championship Match)
- Braun Strowman (c) vs. John Morrison & The Miz (WWE Universal Championship Match)
- Edge vs. Randy Orton