Asuka To Compete In First-Ever SmackDown Live Match This Tuesday


WWE announced tonight that Asuka will make her SmackDown LIVE in-ring debut this Tuesday in tag bout with Becky Lynch against The IIconics.

This will also be Peyton Royce’s first-ever match on SmackDown LIVE. Here is’s preview of the contest:

One week after Asuka arrived on SmackDown LIVE as part of the Superstar Shake-up, The Empress of Tomorrow will make her official in-ring debut as a member of the blue brand when she teams up with Becky Lynch to battle The IIconics.

Asuka’s stunning SmackDown arrival came this past Tuesday when she saved Becky and Charlotte Flair from a three-on-two beatdown at the hands of SmackDown Women’s Champion Carmella and Billie Kay & Peyton Royce of The IIconics.

The duo of Kay & Royce has certainly been causing a stir since they debuted on SmackDown LIVE, particularly when they attacked Charlotte, which led to Carmella successfully cashing in her Money in the Bank contract. But will The IIconics be ready for Asuka?

Find out this Tuesday at 8/7C on SmackDown LIVE.

Though Asuka’s been appearing on SmackDown LIVE since issuing her WrestleMania 34 challenge to Charlotte Flair, Asuka officially joining the brand last Tuesday in the Superstar Shake-up. Royce and Kay debuted on the main roster after WrestleMania 34, laying out Charlotte before Carmella cashed in her Money in the Bank briefcase to win the SmackDown Women’s Championship.

Kay lost to Charlotte this past Tuesday, with Asuka making the save for Charlotte and Lynch when they were being attacked by The IIconics and Carmella.

This is the first match that’s been announced for next week’s SmackDown, which will also feature fallout from the Superstar Shake-up and the final build to the Greatest Royal Rumble.