Lacey Evans is getting a shot at the Raw Women's Championship.
WWE has announced that Asuka will defend her Raw Women's Championship against Evans at this month's Elimination Chamber pay-per-view. Evans got the title shot by defeating Charlotte Flair by disqualification on Raw tonight.
Evans is aligned with Ric Flair on WWE television, with the two of them feuding with Charlotte. Evans appeared with Ric on Raw tonight and took part in a face-to-face segment with Charlotte. The segment ended with Evans telling Charlotte that Ric had heard from WWE officials that Evans would get a Raw Women's Championship shot if she defeated Charlotte in a match. Charlotte wanted to have the match right then, but Evans gave Charlotte a cheap shot with a microphone and threw her into the steel steps before accepting.
Evans defeated Charlotte by disqualification in their match when Charlotte wouldn't stop attacking Evans in the corner and shoved the referee.
Asuka & Charlotte lost the Women's Tag Team titles to Nia Jax & Shayna Baszler on the Royal Rumble pre-show after Evans and Ric Flair got involved and Evans struck Charlotte with a foreign object. Charlotte then walked out on Asuka during a tag match on Raw last week after Evans and Ric started to come out to the ring.
Asuka has been Raw Women's Champion since August of last year.
Elimination Chamber is taking place on Sunday, February 21. Here's the updated card for the PPV:
- WWE Champion Drew McIntyre defends against Randy Orton, Jeff Hardy, AJ Styles, The Miz, and Sheamus in an Elimination Chamber match
- Raw Women's Champion Asuka defends against Lacey Evans