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9. Charlotte Flair (Vs. Asuka) - WrestleMania 34

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As well as being a charismatic and talented performer, Asuka was able to really get over with the WWE Universe because she was booked superbly, from her blistering NXT run to her earlier main roster days. 

The Empress of Tomorrow never tasted defeat, and fans were happy to invest in her because they had confidence that she would get the job done, as she had done in the first-ever women's Royal Rumble match, earning herself a Women's Title match at WrestleMania in the process. 

Asuka met Charlotte Flair at the Showcase of the Immortals, the two having a great babyface versus babyface bout that was one of the highlights of the show. 

The two fought tooth-and-nail and ably demonstrated why they are two of the best to do it, before The Queen put away the challenger with a Figure-Eight. 

Ending Asuka's streak on this night was a huge call to make, but I'm not sure it was the right one. 

I appreciate that WWE considers Charlotte the top star of the entire women's division and have basically built it around her as the figurehead and consummate champion, but sometimes there's nothing wrong with telling the linear, crowd-pleasing story.

In this case, that would have been Asuka winning the Rumble and beating Charlotte on the Grandest Stage of Them All to continue her amazing winning streak. Flair could have gotten her win back in a rematch later on at, say, SummerSlam. 

Instead, what happened happened and Asuka floundered for a while after, unable to beat Carmella and having to wait until TLC at the end of the year to win her first SmackDown Women's Championship. 

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