Tonight at TLC, Asuka made her main roster debut in successful fashion by defeating Emma.

The match started off with Emma avoiding several of Asuka’s submission holds. The Empress of Tomorrow would then begin to unleash some of her signature strikes that included a running knee strike, swift kicks to the back and missile dropkick from second rope of the turnbuckle.

Emma toughened through Asuka’s arsenal of moves and managed to get in some offense by hanging off Asuka from the turnbuckle and landing kicks as well as sliding cross body. Emma earned a two count over Asuka following a running boot to face.

Asuka managed to pick at Emma’s leg to lock in an Ankle Lock and into a quick suplex. Emma rolled to the outside, where she went on to grab Asuka by the hair and whip the Empress of Tomorrow off the apron to the outside floor.

Towards the end of the match, Emma tossed Asuka back in the ring but upon re-entering was hit with a Spinning Kick from Asuka. Emma then found herself stumbled into the Asuka Lock and tapped out to the submission.

What did you think of the match?

  • Darryl lee

    Please Vince. For the love of God, don’t ruin her.

  • Great opener. It was a somewhat short but competitive match that showcased Asuka’s skills, charisma and dominance without squasing Emma. Both did great.

  • Michael Burmeister

    Exactly how it should’ve gone…for once, the IWC smarks are complaining that somebody WASN’T “buried.”

    But this is FAR from the end for Emma…I see this becoming a feud, and her calling up a couple friends down under to make it iconic, if you know what I mean!

    • Marshy

      Billie Kay and Peyton Royce are the friends from down under that you are referring to.

    • Parasite

      :> uh can end up in a 3 on 1 handicap match.. Nice i’m going for this storyline in 2k18

    • Crazy. #RIPMae

      They need to go to Smackdown. Smackdown desperately needs new talent. Paige and The Iconic Duo could save it.

      • Allyn

        Paige is gonna turn smackdown out!!! I need her to return already I can’t wait to hear that scream!

  • Allyn

    This match was Great! We all knew who was gonna win but the match at least delivered. Thank god emma didn’t job out to her, I really thought this was gonna be a squash. My only question is, who really wants to see this undefeated dominator storyline continue with Asuka? I really don’t want this to be the main story in the division, it helps no one not even Asuka, let her be strong and a powerhouse but please don’t make everyone just target practice.

    • John Finnie

      If every women gives her a fight like emma then they will not get burried they can all look good out of a loss…..alexa try do what Emma did pmsl Never

      • Allyn

        Well let’s just hope all the women get booked to look good, RAW is not very consistent with it.

        • John Finnie

          Booking both challenger & opponent strong is best for all concerned….. do u think Askua will be on SS team Raw

  • 3???????

    All 3 matches with the predictable winners ?????

  • L.S #PushBillieKay

    We better enjoy this until Asuka loses to a simple snap ddt

  • John Finnie

    They put over Emma really well she looked like a winner…. did u here the lwts go emma chants

    Get rid of Alexa what a waste of Mickies talents carrying her
    If 1 positive out of this is we may fet a mickie vs Emma vs Askua @WM keep Alexa to the preshow

    • Welchy

      Mickie didn’t carry Alexa lmao

    • Maddox

      You are delusional if you think that’s going to happen lol

      • John Finnie

        listen this is the best atm it would get stale very quick if Askua squashes them in secs like Nia did
        This way the talent who face Askua can showcase their talents like Emma did who hasnt had a good outing like for ever.
        I think a long match show Askua & her opponents what they can do…..
        Poor Lexa no one is going to believe she can last longer than emma did….Champ or not

  • Nicola Byrne

    Emma did an amazing job best since their last match that was an nxt main event. This was the wasn’t their best match.

  • conan_kun

    At least it’s not a squash match, hope they keep Emma relevant.

  • Wicked Bliss

    It was good! Tho their takeover match was better. I hope people who watches only the MR finally realize how good Emma is.

  • Asuka vs. Emma was everything I wanted!!!! I hope creative treats Emma well after that performance. She looked so strong tonight. Asuka looked like she was taking a beating so that’s nice. Great match, I’m happy!

  • conan_kun
  • ???

    Solid match, way better than I expected !

    I hope they continue their feud and revive their NXT awesome rivalry, Asuka and Emma both need this because Asuka shouldn’t go straight for the title she needs side feuds first and needs to get over before winning any title just when she feuds with Emma and Dana first in NXT !

    Emma needs this so she can be a threat , working with Asuka will benefit both women.. Emma is the perfect rival for Asuka especially at the time and just like what I said their chemistry is CRAZY .

  • Gail-Rollins Fan

    Not as good as their first encounter but it was easily better than the women’s championship match. Great showing for Emma.

    • ssilva872

      True.

      Poor Mickie could have given this match a run for its money had she been paired with someone better..

  • The fact that this was literally Emma’s FIRST singles match on a PPV saddens me. She deserves better.

    • Jonny

      I think all that is about to change. I honestly feel like Emma finally “arrived” tonight (main roster-wise anyway). Here for Emma vs. Asuka to continue now!

    • Allyn

      Right!!! I’m hoping this is the beginning of something great for her.

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    • wysna

      True. She should’ve been NXT champ as well. She should’ve been given a better gimmick because that dancing nonsense was cute, it didn’t really blossom into anything than a novelty. I don’t want her to be another Alicia Fox.

  • NY

    This match was awesome! I haven’t seen their NXT match and I keep reading it’s better? Is it on YouTube?

    Emma was showcased here too! This is the way to book her if she’s gonna lose, she still looked as skilled as she is hot! She was taking it to Asuka and Asuka was also being a vicious fighter, I especially loved the arm wrench with kicks to the head. These women were not given enough time, but I dare say they put on a clinic in there in such a short time. Asuka and Emma raised the bar for the division tonight! All the women looked great tonight despite my fanboy outbursts. Still upset over MJ and Foxy losing, but tomorrow looks promising! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/399051921191979bc84e4a2ac910812caaa94e9872a3c75ceb607f5cf0b0149a.gif

  • king valor

    If Asuka vs Emma III doesnt happen at SS. I want Charlotte to pin Asuka in Team Raw vs Smackdown.

    • Gail-Rollins Fan

      Slow down a bit. I think Charlotte should be the one to end the steak as well, but not this soon.

      • E-Force

        Steak

        • Gail-Rollins Fan

          Whoops, must have been hungry. *Streak

      • Gayomi.

        Charlotte should be the LAST person to pin Asuka

  • trishlita721

    So Emma lost to nia jax in 30 secs but put up a fight against asuka…..

  • Francisco Baguer

    What should have been a 5 minute squash turned into a 10 minute bore with a jobber somehow getting the better of a monster like Asuka. Should be a huge red flag of how they will treat Asuka on Raw

  • ?K . A . T ?

    Loved it! Both girls looked so great and Asuka did amazing in her debut! She looked so happy to be there and ready for the next chapter of her career. She got a good reaction so things are looking good so far!

  • Monkey Tennis

    Well, that was mildly awesome.

    Asuka winning wasn’t a surprise. Emma not going down in a one minute squash though, that certainly was.

    I’d hope that this match will serve as a reminder to the WWE just how good Emma is and they start utilising her better. And that would be an even bigger surprise.

  • Jo9834

    Really surprising to see Asuka on the defensive and in such a vulnerable position tonight. Emma looked great, the match wasn’t as good as their takeover match however it definitely was head and shoulders above the womens title match.

    I am wondering how Asuka will be booked going forward, Raw tomorrow will be a good indication of that.

  • Dreignz

    Very disappointed but the match but at least Emma looks credible, she’s finnay taken seriously, I’m so ready for her to be champion.

  • -V

    Both women delivered & the match was really enjoyable. They should just give Asuka the title and end botchamania already.

  • Omar Zaal

    Yay
    #Queen
    #Empress
    #Undefeated

  • Omar Zaal

    Alexa you’re great and all but plz use the Twisted Bliss more or you’re sun-set flip powerbomb instead of the ddt.

  • GlowTime

    Yes Emma! What a great match between these two, again! Asuka was obviously going to remain undefeated on the main roster so I’m fine with Emma taking another loss.

    Hopefully she will be in line for a title run soon! ?

  • Aye Mate

    While nowhere near their fantastic Takeover bout, Emma came off just as nicely here. Really great showing for both performers and possibly, of the three, best women’s match of the PPV

  • Danny?

    Great match and Asuka winning was obviously the right decision. Would love to see these two go at it again on another PPV down the line and get even more time cause I could’ve watched them two go at it for another 10-15 minutes.

  • Litax4

    Great showing from both, Asuka really is amazing. Can’t believe this was Emma’s first singles PPV match after how long she’s been on the main roster

  • First PPV singles match from
    emma, what the heck? She has Been im the main roster for so long now. Asuka looked perfect here, she fits so well in every roster and Emma was a fierce competitor.

  • Summer_Slay #?aryn?errell

    https://s13.favim.com/mini/170109/big-brother-funny-meme-memes-Favim.com-4985533.jpeg
    What did you expect? As long as she’s there she will burry the entire division. They will build someone occasionally like Ember or Nia just so Asuka can squash her at the end. RIP RAW womens division just when things started to get better. Here comes Asuka to kill the momentum. RIP your faves career. KEPP HER.

    • Gayomi.

      Emma actually looked strong this time and got the advantage in the match for once, Asuka actually let the other woman look strong and not a full burial this time.

  • Jonny

    Imagine these two going at it in a stipulation match? Extreme Rules? Cage?

    Anyway, I’m really hoping we see Dana re-align with Emma tonight. Dana interferes and attacks Asuka, Asuka wins by DQ, EnD is back… I can dream.

  • Rhqvk Gctyvi

    This old bat Asuka is going to destroy the women’s division.

    Watch she gets a title match on raw and wins.

    All the other women should walk out and let Asuka wrestle herself.

    People are actually happy Asuka jumps the line and will destroy everyone…

    Lol Asuka got crickets.

    I’m skipping raw for the foreseeable future.

  • ???

    What do you guys will happen tonight on Raw between Asuka and Emma ? I’m scared that it’ll be a squash match , after the hard fought between these two we really need something.

    I suggest to have dominant by Asuka and after Emma relizes she can’t beat her she uses weapons or someone showing up to attack Asuka with Emma and causes DQ , and Asuka feud with Emma and her partner (Dana?)

    I just don’t want squash match PLEASE , I don’t want Emma losing her momentum and goes back to catering.. I’ll not be happy until she holds the championship! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d40f1e7ccfc6cd193d4b54338a09b54c0c6ffd154ee1426b0cd34662810f6977.jpg

  • Marcia Brady

    Hoping for a rematch between Asuka & Emma on Raw with Emma getting the surprise victory, it would be the landmark moment Emma so badly needs, it also ends the streak so we don’t have Asuka beat EVERYONE on Raw.

  • Mickie may have lost but she proved why she’s that girl & whys she’s one of the best at what she does.
    Asuka vs Emma was as predicted. Alicia should’ve gotten that win. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/ac2a2ba41befc264c3acda7ab6a5d65b229a59973c3e064ba4927172c0853d2a.png