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WWE's Asuka still recovering from concussion


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In this week's Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Meltzer reported that WWE Raw Women's champion Asuka is still recovering from a concussion.

The 39-year-old suffered the injury off a misplaced Shayna Baszler kick during a tag team match on the February 22nd Raw and has been on the shelf ever since.

According to Meltzer, she is still scheduled to defend the title against Charlotte Flair at next month's WrestleMania. However, that isn't a guarantee if she can't get cleared.

From the newsletter:

"The problem with a concussion is that she could be fine next week or she could not be cleared for a long time. 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."

The Ric Flair reference was alluding to Lacey Evans who was set to be Charlotte Flair's opponent before she recently got pregnant.