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Asuka returning to action on WWE Raw


Raw Women's Champion Asuka is returning to action.

WWE has announced that Asuka will return to the ring as she faces Shayna Baszler on Raw tonight. Asuka vs. Baszler appears to be a non-title match.

This will be the first time Asuka has wrestled since teaming with Charlotte Flair in a loss against Baszler & Nia Jax on Raw three weeks ago. Dave Meltzer reported in last week's edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that Asuka suffered a concussion when she was kicked by Baszler in that tag team match. Asuka also lost a tooth when Baszler kicked her.

Charlotte cut a promo on Raw two weeks ago declaring that she wants to challenge for Asuka's Raw Women's Championship at WrestleMania 37.

Baszler & Jax are defending their WWE Women's Tag Team titles against SmackDown Women's Champion Sasha Banks & Bianca Belair at this Sunday's Fastlane pay-per-view. Ahead of the PPV, Banks will defend her SmackDown Women's Championship against Jax on Friday's SmackDown.

Two title matches have been announced for tonight's Raw. The Hurt Business (Shelton Benjamin & Cedric Alexander) will defend their Raw Tag Team titles against The New Day (Kofi Kingston & Xavier Woods), while United States Champion Riddle will defend his title against Mustafa Ali.