It was reported last night that Asuka’s defence of the Raw Women’s Championship, which also led to a new challenger for the title being confirmed, came to an abrupt end.
Her opponent, Mickie James, was said to have tapped out in the Asuka Lock, however whether she actually submitted is debatable and it would seem the referee may have made the call due to a shoulder injury.
Today, Mick Foley has confirmed that he believes the match was stopped due to James’ shoulder popping out whilst trying to reverse the submission.
If this is the case it would be a massive blow for James, who has only recently returned from injury.
We certainly hope that she isn’t seriously injured and she can return to action at full health soon.