RAW Women’s title match has been confirmed for next week.
WWE confirmed on Raw tonight that Asuka will defend the championship against Mickie James next week. James challenged Asuka last week after Asuka said she was ready for anything.
This week on Raw, Asuka and Mickie James teamed up to take on Natalya and Lana, who have been feuding with James since she made her return to WWE last month. Asuka submitted Lana with the Asuka lock as James took out Natalya on the outside.
James had been out of action since last summer with a torn ACL.
Champions vs. champions match was also announced for next week’s Raw. SmackDown Tag Team champions, Shinsuke Nakamura and Cesaro will face Raw Tag Team champions, The Street Profits after Nakamrua and Cesaro laid out the challenge tonight. Cesaro brought up what is now being called the quarterly brand to brand invitational challenge, a concept that was introduced back in May that was quickly dropped