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Old 02-27-2018, 12:52 PM
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It will happen at some time because she won't stay undefeated forever. It's not like the Undertaker's streak (which should've stayed intact) because that just had to do with Wrestlemania. I figure she'll get the title at Mania and be champ for awhile. If interest fades in her or they have someone who is the next star of the future then I could see it finally happening but will most likely be with Asuka as a heel. They will need fans to turn on her and want to see the streak broken that way they'll cheer the babyface who does it instead of booing them mercilessly.
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Old 02-27-2018, 08:12 PM
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Dakota Kai.

Seriously though, as we've seen through wrestling history, you have to tread lightly with these streaks. You let an unknown factor go over, what if they burn out of wrestling and vanish? You give it to some established, it's just another shiny in the already overflowing trophy case.

Imagine if Wade Barrett broke The Undertaker's streak after The Nexus buried the Deadman, then his career played out as it did. Barrett bounces between gimmicks, is injury prone, and never amounts to anything.

You take a massive risk when you let a young talent go over a massive streak that takes years to build towards. This is why we saw Nash end Goldberg's streak in 98, why we saw Lesnar end Undertaker's, and subsequently saw Goldberg take that pinless streak from Lesnar. Nash and Lesnar were names - they were draws that weren't going to peter out.

Imagine if Vampiro beat Goldberg. Imagine if Mark Jindrak, or Sean O'Haire or Chuck Palumbo or any of the Thrillers did. Then went on to have no career. Sure WCW folded, but they didn't book Starrcade 98 as if they were going to go out of business.

WWE ultimately won't take any risks. They've invested a ton of TV time into a long streak that will eventually reach mythical proportions. The person who does it has to be a name they can bank on, and a name that will do so for years to come.

You're basically looking at Charlotte or Ronda Rousey. Then to a lesser extent you have Sasha Banks and Bayley on the next tier. You could also make an argument for Ember Moon, Kairi Sane, or Shayna Baszler.

Ronda is a main stream star who seems poised to become the women's division equivalent of Brock Lesnar. It seems likely that Ronda works a Lesnar like schedule given that she's a mainstream star and is wrestling to live a childhood dream.

Charlotte is a Flair. She's already a multi-time champion. She can say that she's accomplished many firsts, but like Rousey there isn't a risk involved giving her the rub of ending Asuka's streak. She's Charlotte Flair, and it should be believable that she could go over Asuka on any given night.

There's a story brewing with Ember trying and failing in NXT so many times. It would be fitting for her to land on main and redeem her loses. But does Ember have name power or recognition? What if a young talent gets hurt and can't compete again? Do you not give it to someone who is a draw now, who is an impact now?

Shayna Baszler is believable in her physicality, but she's not such a celebrity that it grabs mainstream attention, then say how Rousey would. Even Charlotte or Sasha Banks stand a better chance of getting any kind of major mainstream attention.

In wrestling, you want the old to lay on their back to establish the new. But what if the pin that's on the line is bigger than a title, bigger than a W? How do you book it perfectly?

You can't. You book it safe. You give it to a nobody like Dakota Kai and even though her passion is wrestling and her career is wrestling and her everything is wrestling, say she takes a neck injury like Paige then what's the point? They need to maximize the return on investment while minimizing the risk to the utmost extent.

Ronda Rousey makes the most sense, but Asuka will have to become a despicable villain for the crowd to not turn on Ronda. It would be better to give it to a proven full timer like Charlotte or Banks. You don't have Ryback break the Undertaker's streak, you don't have Kidman pin Goldberg in 98.

Asuka loses to a top talent, most likely Rousey so you minimize the risk by putting it on a draw while maximizing the return and getting over a newcomer.
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Old 02-28-2018, 03:00 AM
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I wouldn't mind a bet on Alexa Bliss retaining the title at WM, ending Asuka's streak. Bliss seems to be the golden haired child at the moment, and it would generate even more heat for her. She'll probably cheat to win (maybe Nia gets involved?), but then she can prance around saying she is the first Smackdown and Raw Women's Champion, the winner of the first EC match, AND the one to beat the winning streak.
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I think WWE is very high on Ember Moon and I could see her, with the right amount of momentum behind her, being the one to do it. They might bring their NXT rivalry into it, sort of saying that Ember has tried on numerous occasions and failed. She’s someone I think not only HHH likes but somebody Vince would love. Attractive, intriguing, alright on the mic and very good in the ring with one of the best finishers in the company. Ronda Rousey would need a ton of build up for the crowd to accept her being the one to do it. Nia has had too many chances. Can see Asuka having a Lesnar like reign from this WM to the next.
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Old 02-28-2018, 04:27 PM
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A heel Ronda Rousey with Paul Heyman in her corner would be awesome in my opinion. She could be like the female Brock Lesnar, except she actually shows up and Heyman can go on about ending another streak.
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Ronda Rousey.................................obvious choice. But I see Carmella cashing in her briefcase or Asuka, severely left for dead so its an easy pin.
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I don't like undefeated streaks much these days. Goldberg's was cool back in the day, but with the current writing in WWE, things get too predictable OR they drop the ball (Undertaker).

I prefer Charlotte to win at WrestleMania, but I don't think that'll happen. Asuka will almost certainly win the strap at Mania and I think Carmella will cash in and lose to Asuka.

My theory is that Asuka will keep the belt for a year and then next year at WrestleMania will drop it to Ronda Rousey, unfortunately. I'm not a fan of this scenario, but I feel like it's the direction that WWE will go.
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Probably Ronda at Summerslam or Mania 35
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The WWE really needs to think this one through.

Taking the streak away from Asuka is a big deal, even though Asuka will be loved either way. If you take the streak away, then you take away another opportunity to have a big money win for whomever they're trying to validate. I don't think that they should give that to an up and comer, because I think that doing so would sell Asuka's potential short and make her out to be the next Jake the Snake in terms of relevance on the card.

Right now, Charlotte Flair is the only person who I think would be a responsible pick for that honor. Charlotte would put Asuka way over during the match, and losing to her wouldn't be that big of a deal considering how much stock the WWE has invested in Charlotte. Charlotte is apparently the future of the WWE women's division, and losing to her would just mean that you get to try to even the score later and that you're therefore part of a program with the top individual in the company.

I think that they absolutely should NOT give that accolade to Ronda Rousey. I love Ronda, but she doesn't convey to me through her work that this is something that she really wants to do. She's there right now, sure, but her ring work indicates that she's dangerously green and her mic skills could likely be surpassed by any random bozo from the audience. Just saying; Ronda comes across like a confused child when they hand her a microphone. If you let her end Asuka's streak in the near future, Asuka will lose a ton of ring-cred. Until Ronda can prove that she can take just as much as she can give in prowrestling, don't let her near any major accomplishments.

Nia Jax would be fine, per se. She has the ability to where it wouldn't look unnatural for her to be able to beat Asuka, it's just that right now she's still trying to connect with the fans on a social level. She came out of her shell somewhat with the promos for her match with Alexa, but she still seems somewhat wooden to me. If Nia ends the streak, it needs to be in a knock-down drag-out fight where Nia is absolutely ecstatic that she was able to find the strength and endurance to score a victory over Asuka.

I REALLY wish that Paige was still wrestling, because her heel work is phenomenal for someone so young and beating Asuka would automatically make her into this generation's version of Rick Rude. Get well soon Paige.
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the next Jake the Snake in terms of relevance on the card.

this generation's version of Rick Rude.
What the hell do these references mean? What makes someone a Jake the Snake in terms of relevance on a card? What criteria makes someone this generation's Rick Rude?
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