Nia Jax is officially the next challenger for Asuka’s Raw Women’s Championship.
Jax became the number one contender to Asuka’s title by defeating Natalya and Charlotte Flair in a triple threat match on tonight’s episode of Raw. Asuka will defend her title against Jax at Backlash on Sunday, June 14.
Charlotte attempted to put Natalya in the Figure Eight near the end of the match, but Jax broke it up by hitting a leg drop on Charlotte. She then gave Natalya a Samoan drop and pinned her to get the win.
It was revealed on Raw two weeks ago that, due to Becky Lynch’s pregnancy, Asuka was now Raw Women’s Champion after winning this year’s women’s Money in the Bank ladder match. Jax interrupted Asuka’s championship celebration on Raw last Monday.
Here’s the updated card for Backlash.
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Edge vs. Randy Orton
WWE Champion Drew McIntyre defending against Bobby Lashley
Raw Women’s Champion Asuka defending against Nia Jax
Universal Champion Braun Strowman defending against The Miz & John Morrison in a handicap match