Asuka is currently out with an injury and her status for WrestleMania is now very much up in the air according to new reports.
The Raw Women’s Champion has been out of action since February following a tag team match. Asuka paired up with Charlotte Flair to face the WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler.
During the match, the ‘Empress Of Tomorrow’ had Jax locked in an armbar. Baszler would enter the ring and kick Asuka squarely in the face. The force of the kick sent one of Asuka’s teeth flying onto the ring canvas.
According to a new report from the Wrestling Observer, the Japanese star’s injury extended further than just her teeth.
The Observer Newsletter stated:
“Asuka is out with a concussion from the kick by Shayna Baszler. The problem with a concussion is that she could be fine next week or she could not be cleared for a long time and you never know.”
The report would go on to say that with WrestleMania being four weeks away, there could still be time for Asuka to recover. However, it also noted that her return was anything but a sure thing.
Following that, the report stated that WWE is now in a tough position on what to do with Charlotte Flair. Ric Flair’s involvement on television was planned to last through to WrestleMania but that has since fallen by the wayside.
Charlotte Flair had stated her intention to challenge for the Raw Women’s Championship at WrestleMania. Her previous feud involving father Ric also included Lacey Evans. That storyline was dropped after Evans announced her real-life pregnancy.
No other confirmation on the status of Asuka has been made public at this time.