On Monday evening, Asuka and Charlotte Flair were engaged in a tag team match inside the Monday Night Raw ring, with WWE tag team champions Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler, who managed to defeat the Japanese and the daughter of the company's two-time Hall of Famer, thanks to a fortuitous blow Charlotte threw against the Monday Night Raw champion.
In the final juncture of the match, Asuka was already dazed enough, for having taken another fortuitous blow to her face, which was not part of her kayfabe, which Shayna Baszler had thrown in her face without meaning to.
After taking a straight kick in the mouth, with a tooth that had even been ejected from Asuka's mouth like candy, the Japanese held a hand over her face throughout the closing segment of the match.
The latest news on Asuka
After reporting on our news board the slow-motion video of the exact moment in which Asuka was hit by Shayna Baszler's kick, with the tooth that can be seen perfectly flying out of her mouth, some small updates emerge from some sites near the Stamford federation, including PW Insider, who reported: "Asuka was checked by the WWE medical staff after returning backstage.
However, we are unable to give you further details regarding whether she has been diagnosed with an injury or not." The official words of the WWE, in fact, stopped at the fact that Asuka broke a tooth, which was confirmed on Raw Talk soon after.
the episode of Monday Night Raw, with the Japanese girl who could recover immediately, if the problem in the mouth is just that. Already in the last few years, several WWE Superstars have been victims of similar incidents, such as Natalya or Cesaro, who in the last 3-4 years have lost one or more teeth in the course of their matches, but have since returned from a week later to fight in the WWE rings.
Some of them, after suffering such injuries, then began to wear a mouthguard in their matches, to avoid future problems of this type, such as Cesaro. Shayna Baszler and Nia Jax were challenged for their titles at Elimination Chamber by SmackDown Women's Champion Sasha Banks and Royal Rumble winner Bianca Belair.
However, the duo failed to win as Carmella's sommelier Reginald came out to give The Boss a bottle of champagne. It is uncertain whether this was an intentional distraction or he was attempting to help Banks and Belair.