Smackdown Women’s Championship Match
Charlotte Flair (c) vs. Asuka
Charlotte Flair comes out to her father’s theme song of “Also sprach Zarathusta” while sitting on a throne. Royal guards escort her down the stairs. She’s wearing a robe and spins around like her father did. Asuka’s mask is bedazzled. They do the announcements in the ring to give this a big fight feel.
The bell rings, and they circle the ring before locking up. Flair wrenches the arm, but Asuka gets out and takes her down. Flair kips up and does a cartwheel before shoving her and letting out a “WOO.” Flair struts, so Asuka kicks her in the midsection. Asuka hooks a side headlock, but Flair whips her off. Flair takes her down and goes for the Figure Four, but Asuka gets out and hits a sliding kick for a two count. Flair checks her lip to make sure it’s not bleeding. John Cena is once again shown at ringside watching the match. Asuka takes Flair down and hits a double stomp to the back. Asuka kicks her and goes for a running hip attack, but Flair catches her. Asuka quickly rolls her up for a two count. Flair chops her to the corner and knees her. Asuka reverses a whip, and Flair rolls up the turnbuckle and lands on the apron. Asuka kicks her in the midsection and connects with a shot to the head. Asuka then hits a running hip attack that sends Flair to the barricade. Asuka acknowledges that Flair’s shoulder appears to be injured. Asuka attacks her coming in the ring and slams her down on the shoulder. Asuka then applies an arm bar. Flair rolls through, but Asuka quickly comes back with a knee. Flair just as quickly hits a backbreaker and slams her down. Flair pulls her up, but Asuka goes for her Asuka Lock. Flair blocks it and gets out with a backpack stunner. Flair blocks a boot and clubs the back. Flair lays her out on the bottom rope and drops a knee on the back of her neck. Flair drops another knee. Flair goes to the top rope and goes for a moonsault, but Asuka somehow counters into a triangle choke! Flair fights with all that she’s got and manages to counter into the Boston crab. Asuka powers out and covers for a two count. Flair then rolls her up for a two count. Flair looks fired up.
Asuka hits a strike combo and kicks Flair for a two count. Asuka grabs the left arm of Flair and kicks away at the injured left shoulder. Flair manages to shove her down. Flair holds her shoulder in the corner. Asuka knocks Flair to the apron and goes for a hip attack, but Flair moves. Flair then kicks her down. Flair’s left elbow is bleeding. Flair pulls her to the apron and goes for a suplex, but Asuka blocks it. Asuka knocks her back and hits a suplex off the apron to the floor! The referee begins to count them out, but Asuka rolls in at eight. Flair rolls in at nine. Flair yells that she’s the queen. Asuka wildly strikes away at her before taking her down. Asuka lets out a primal scream and goes to the top rope. Asuka then floors her with a missile dropkick. Asuka gets her in a surfboard and stomps away at the left shoulder. Asuka pulls her to the corner, but Flair chops away at her. Flair then climbs the ropes and nearly slips, but she recovers and hits a Super Spanish Fly for a near fall! Flair cannot believe that didn’t put Asuka away. Flair goes for Natural Selection, but Asuka counters into a massive arm bar! Flair manages to get out and goes for the Figure Four, but Asuka kicks her away. Flair blocks a kick and chops her, but Asuka hits a snapmare and sets up for an Asuka Lock. Flair manages to roll her up for a two count. Asuka hits the ropes, but Flair cuts her in half with a spear. Asuka kicks out at two and a half. Flair looks like she’s about to cry in frustration.
Flair has had enough, and she hooks the legs and applies the Figure Eight. Asuka screams in agony AND SUBMITS! ASUKA’S STREAK IS OVER!
Winner by Submission and still Smackdown Women’s Champion: Charlotte Flair
Charlotte Flair holds up her Smackdown Women’s Championship and celebrates while replays are shown. After the replays, Asuka gets to her feet and grabs a microphone. Asuka says, “Charlotte was ready for Asuka!” Asuka looks emotional and congratulates her. They hug, and the emotions are flowing. Both women are crying.
WOW! Did not see that coming whatsoever! Asuka submitting to Charlotte Flair?Unreal. Great match. Stunning end to the streak. Another streak dies in New Orleans. That was insane. Crazy call. #WrestleMania
— Wrestleview.com (@wrestleview) April 8, 2018
— Wrestleview.com (@wrestleview) April 8, 2018
A referee comes to ringside and says something like “Undertaker is here.” John Cena jumps over the rail and runs up the ramp.