WWE Raw Women’s Champion Asuka has missed the last two weeks worth of TV, despite Charlotte Flair challenging her to a match at WrestleMania.
According to Dave Meltzer in the latest Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Asuka is being kept out with a concussion following a match with Shayna Baszler.
He also notes that, as you’d expect with concussions, the timeframe for her returning to action is unclear.
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. There’s enough time left that she probably would be back for Mania but that’s not a sure thing. It’s tough because they counted on Ric Flair weekly for Raw through Mania and now Charlotte Flair’s second Mania direction has a chance of also being in jeopardy
Flair has already had her expected WrestleMania match changed once after Lacey Evans announced her pregnancy last month.
Even if Asuka is cleared to compete at WrestleMania, every week she’s off TV at the moment makes creating an enticing build to a match with ‘The Queen’ more and more difficult.