During this past episode of “WWE SmackDown”, General Manager Adam Pearce presented Asuka with a new WWE Women’s Championship belt, which in turn replaced the “Raw” Women’s Championship that Asuka had held since winning it from Bianca Belair at Night of Champions.
The new title faced some fan criticism due to its similarities to other WWE Championships and its general appearance. The “Empress of Tomorrow” responded Saturday afternoon to those criticisms via Twitter‘, stating that people who don’t like her have a ‘bad fashion sense’.
She wrote, “I would like to see the fashion sense of a person who says my belt design is so bad. If they have such a bad fashion sense, I despise them.”
While Asuka deals with some criticism, she also has to deal with a future match against Charlotte Flair. During a “title celebration”, Flair returned after being away from the promotion for two months and challenged Asuka for a future title shot, which Asuka eventually accepted.
Flair’s last in-ring appearance saw her lose the “SmackDown” Women’s Championship to Rhea Ripley from Judgment Day at WrestleMania 39. Ripley has since successfully defended the “SmackDown” Women’s Championship against Zelina Vega, Dana Brooke and Natalya at Night of Champions.
Asuka replied WWE tweet which asked fans for their opinions on the new tournament. She wrote that the “strap design” was cool and noted how she “loved it so much”.
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