Rhea Ripley has won the Raw Women’s Championship after defeating Asuka on the second night of WrestleMania 37.
The match started with Asuka hitting a dropkick before trying for a quick roll-up. Ripley hit with a chop but was sent into the turnbuckle, which Asuka then kicked into her face. Ripley battled through the continued knees and kicks of Asuka before Asuka missed with a hip attack. Ripley was finally able to take control of the match. Ripley hit her with consecutive clotheslines and a kick, but Asuka countered it into a kneebar but Ripley powered out into a German suplex and then a pin attempt.
Asuka was able to drive Ripley into the floor with a DDT from the apron. Ripley later countered an Asuka Lock into a pin, forcing Asuka to break the hold. Seconds later, Ripley was able to hit Riptide after ducking a kick to win the title.
The win helps redeem Ripley from her WrestleMania debut last year, as last year she lost the NXT Title to Charlotte Flair.