WWE SummerSlam: Sasha Banks vs. Asuka For Raw Women’s Title

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WWE Raw Women’s Championship Match
Sasha Banks (c) w/Bayley vs. Asuka

The start:

Sasha Banks goes right to the knee of Asuka, which Bayley worked hard earlier. Bayley looks on proud that Banks knew to go to it. Asuka sells she is on one leg but counters.

Mid-match notes:

Asuka connects on kicks to the mid-section of Banks. Sliding forearm from Asuka onto Banks. The fight is on the outside as Asuka locks in a submission hold. Banks gets into the ring and Asuka tosses her like a rag doll. Asuka covers Banks for a two count.

Banks performs a stellar powerbomb on Asuka to the outside of the ring. They’re both down for awhile but eventually get back in. Sasha has the momentum now and follows with kicks. She kicks Asuka right in the head but still kicks out of a cover. Banks sets Asuka up in the ropes. Asuka counters with Sasha on her shoulders and drops her face first on the mat. She locks in a submission lock, the referee checks.

Banks recovers but only to the point where Asuka is allowed to hit a DDT off the top rope onto her opponent. Banks goes to the outside to recover and the count out starts. Asuka comes out after her. She throws Banks into the barricade. Double count out starts as Banks rolls back inside. Asuka off the top rope with a missile dropkick into a two count. Banks counters and gets a near fall of her own.

Banks works over the Challenger in the center of the ring. Banks goes to the top rope and goes for a frog splash but nobody is home! Asuka applies in the Asuka Lock on Banks. Banks gets to a vertical base but Asuka wont release. In a counter, Sasha locks in the Banks Statement. The referee checks for submission.

The finish:

Banks finally fights her way out. Bayley on the apron, Asuka runs at her. Sasha lands offense but ends up right back in the Asuka lock. Banks taps out.

Winner & NEW WWE Raw Women’s Champion, Asuka