AND NEW — Asuka is the new RAW Women’s Champion.
Asuka defeated Bianca Belair for the RAW Women’s Champion at WWE Night Of Champions. The Empress Of Tomorrow’s trademark mist came into play, but it was used in a unique way.
Asuka attempted to mist Bianca once in the match, but Bianca ducked it. In the closing moments of the bout, however, Asuka spit mist in her hand and rubbed it in Bianca’s eyes while in position for a KOD. Two consecutive kicks to the head later, and Asuka was the new champion.
This is Asuka’s third reign as RAW Women’s Champion. Bianca Belair was the longest-reigning women’s champion in the modern era of WWE. Her only RAW Women’s Championship reign ends at 416 days.
Check out a recap of the match, courtesy of our live coverage page:
RAW Women’s Championship: Bianca Belair (c) vs. Asuka
Asuka attacks Bianca at the bell, but Bianca responds right away with some mounted punches. Bianca hits a shoulder tackle and dares Asuka to keep coming. Asuka counters a leapfrog and dropkicks Bianca in the ribs. Asuka ends up whipping Bianca into the steps on the floor, then brings her back in and hits a release German suplex. Asuka grounds Bianca and applies an armbar, then Bianca finally fights back and hits some mounted punches in the corner. Asuka yanks on Bianca’s braid, but Bianca pulls back and knees her in the back. Bianca hits a springboard splash for two, then Asuka throws a few kicks and heads up top. Asuka hits a dropkick and applies an armbar, but Bianca rolls through and goes for a powerbomb. Asuka breaks free and charges, but Bianca hits a spinebuster for two. After a few near fall pin attempts from each competitor, Bianca pummels Asuka in the corner. The referee tries to back her away, and Asuka tries to mist her behind the ref’s back. Bianca goes for the KOD but Asuka ducks and applies an armbar. Bianca powers to her feet and slams Asuka on her back, then Asuka goes to the ropes. Asuka spits mist on her hands and rubs it in Bianca’s eyes when she’s in position for the KOD. Asuka kicks her in the head twice and makes the cover.
Winner and NEW RAW Women’s Champion – Asuka