WWE Royal Rumble 2019: Asuka gives props to Rhea Ripley & Shayna Baszler

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Asuka retained her SmackDown Women’s Championship at the 2019 WWE Royal Rumble by making Becky Lynch tap out in the opening match of the night.

Later in the show, Rhea Ripley made a dominant first main-roster appearance, eliminating Kacy Catanzaro, Zelina Vega and Dana Brooke during her eight-minute spell in the 30-woman Royal Rumble.

Shayna Baszler was also in action over the weekend, retaining her NXT Women’s Championship against Bianca Belair in one of the featured matches of the TakeOver: Phoenix event.

Writing on Twitter, Asuka gave props to both Ripley and Baszler:

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