Asuka Retains SmackDown Women's Title By Tapping Out Becky Lynch At WWE Royal Rumble

For once, Becky Lynch wasn't able to back up her trash talk.

In the opening contest at WWE Royal Rumble, Asuka successfully defended her SmackDown Women's Title by forcing Becky Lynch to tap out to the Asuka Lock. Lynch tried to roll through the submission move, but Asuka managed to bridge up to avoid the pinfall while still keeping the hold locked in. With nowhere to go, Lynch had no choice but to tap out.

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Asuka has done well for herself in her Royal Rumble career. Last year, she won the first-ever Women's Royal Rumble. And this year she scored arguably the biggest win of her career by submitting Becky Lynch. 

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