Rhea Ripley vs. Asuka For Raw Women's Title Announced For WWE WrestleMania Backlash 2021 PPV

WWE |By Matt Boone |Mon, May 3, 2021 - 7:46PM EDT
WrestleMania Backlash 2021

You can officially pencil in a new title match for the next WWE pay-per-view.

On Monday evening, the company announced the Raw Women's Championship match that will be taking place at the upcoming WrestleMania Backlash special event.

Added to the PPV event, which takes place on May 16, is Rhea Ripley vs. Asuka for the Raw Women's Title.

From WWE.com:

Raw Women’s Champion Rhea Ripley vs. Asuka

At WrestleMania Backlash, new Raw Women’s Champion Rhea Ripley will test her mettle when she takes on former titleholder Asuka in a WrestleMania rematch.

Ripley captured her first Raw Women’s Title from Asuka in a thrilling matchup on The Grandest Stage of Them All, and The Nightmare’s ability and take-no-prisoners attitude makes her a true force of nature. Considering the often unmatched skill of The Empress, will Ripley will have what it takes to best Asuka a second time? Will she be ready for Asuka … again?

Don’t miss WrestleMania Backlash on Sunday, May 16, streaming live at 8 ET/5 PT, exclusively on Peacock in the U.S. and on WWE Network everywhere else.