The opening match up of the Royal Rumble saw Asuka Defend the SmackDown Women’s Championship against “The Man’ Becky Lynch. The ending say Becky Lynch tap out to Asuka.
— WWE (@WWE) January 28, 2019
Wow! What an amazing match. This match seen multiple high spots including a Beck-sploder suplex off the top rope, to both women stealing each other’s finishing moves, and multiple false finishes. I am a bit surprised by the match ending cleanly, and expected Charlotte Flair to get involved. However, the clean finish against a red-hot Becky Lynch help legitimizes Asuka’s championship reign. Something tells me we haven’t seen the last of Lynch tonight.