There may be a reason WWE is not outright promoting that the undefeated Asuka will challenge Raw Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss at WrestleMania 34. She may be facing Charlotte Flair instead for the SmackDown Live Women’s Championship.
Also, WWE’s preview seems to leave open the possibility Asuka will face Flair:
“…However, The Empress of Tomorrow opted to hold off until after WWE Elimination Chamber to choose whether she would face the SmackDown or Raw Women’s Champion at The Showcase of the Immortals. Enter Five Feet of Fury.
Last night, Raw Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss survived the menacing structure and now seems more confident than ever. Will Asuka finally choose to battle The Goddess of WWE, a Superstar she has already defeated? Or will she wait until SmackDown Women’s Champion Charlotte faces Ruby Riott at WWE Fastlane to make her final decision? The clock is ticking, and it is still not clear if anyone is ready for Asuka.”
Should Asuka challenge Flair, WWE could then feature a match between best friends Bliss and Nia Jax for the Raw Women’s belt. That way, WWE would have two headline matches that would be major fan favorite matchups.