There is no denying that Asuka certainly has the ability to ruin a Mellabration any day of the week. Carmella ongoing streak of luck, however, as well as her apparent renewed association with meddling James Ellsworth, has cast new doubt on whether The Empress of Tomorrow will ever best her adversary for the SmackDown Women’s Championship.

That is a question that is about to be answered, as SmackDown General Manager Paige has made a rematch between Carmella and Asuka for the illustrious title official at WWE Extreme Rules. 

Carmella certainly seized the spotlight when she won the first-ever Women’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match last year – thanks to more than a little help from Ellsworth. She then cashed in her coveted contract and pinned Charlotte Flair for the gold more than 280 days later and ultimately defeated The Queen again in their rematch at WWE Backlash. The Staten Island Princess may scream at a fever pitch, and she may be outspoken, but she is undoubtedly armed with the ability to remain on top for many Mellabrations to come. Still, when a title match was made against such an elite challenger as the Japanese sensation at WWE Money in the Bank, most wondered whether she was, indeed, be ready for Asuka.

After all, prior to her WrestleMania, The Empress of Tomorrow stood undefeated for well over 900 days. She won the first-ever Women’s Royal Rumble and well as the groundbreaking WWE Mixed Match Challenge Tournament alongside The Miz and she is still stands as the longest-reigning NXT Women’s Champion in history.

Unfortunately for her, though, the query of whether Carmella was ready for Asuka turned out to be a responding …yes? For, just when it looked as if The Empress of Tomorrow was going to overcome the outspoken titleholder at the June 17 pay-per-view, another “Asuka” suddenly appeared on the ring apron, revealing himself to be none other than a returning Ellsworth! The distraction allowed Carmella enough time to turn the tables and pick up another huge win over her and hold onto her title.

The following work, an irate Asuka gained a small amount of satisfaction when she interrupted Carmella’s championship celebration and attacked Ellsworth. But, will she get true retribution by taking away that which matters most to the The Princess of Staten Island?

Find out at WWE Extreme Rules, Sunday, July 15 at 7 ET/4 PT, streaming live on WWE Network!

There is no denying that Asuka certainly has the ability to ruin a Mellabration any day of the week. Carmella ongoing streak of luck, however, as well as her apparent renewed association with meddling James Ellsworth, has cast new doubt on whether The Empress of Tomorrow will ever best her adversary for the SmackDown Women’s Championship.

That is a question that is about to be answered, as SmackDown General Manager Paige has made a rematch between Carmella and Asuka for the illustrious title official at WWE Extreme Rules. 

Carmella certainly seized the spotlight when she won the first-ever Women’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match last year – thanks to more than a little help from Ellsworth. She then cashed in her coveted contract and pinned Charlotte Flair for the gold more than 280 days later and ultimately defeated The Queen again in their rematch at WWE Backlash. The Staten Island Princess may scream at a fever pitch, and she may be outspoken, but she is undoubtedly armed with the ability to remain on top for many Mellabrations to come. Still, when a title match was made against such an elite challenger as the Japanese sensation at WWE Money in the Bank, most wondered whether she was, indeed, be ready for Asuka.

After all, prior to her WrestleMania, The Empress of Tomorrow stood undefeated for well over 900 days. She won the first-ever Women’s Royal Rumble and well as the groundbreaking WWE Mixed Match Challenge Tournament alongside The Miz and she is still stands as the longest-reigning NXT Women’s Champion in history.

Unfortunately for her, though, the query of whether Carmella was ready for Asuka turned out to be a responding …yes? For, just when it looked as if The Empress of Tomorrow was going to overcome the outspoken titleholder at the June 17 pay-per-view, another “Asuka” suddenly appeared on the ring apron, revealing himself to be none other than a returning Ellsworth! The distraction allowed Carmella enough time to turn the tables and pick up another huge win over her and hold onto her title.

The following work, an irate Asuka gained a small amount of satisfaction when she interrupted Carmella’s championship celebration and attacked Ellsworth. But, will she get true retribution by taking away that which matters most to the The Princess of Staten Island?

Find out at WWE Extreme Rules, Sunday, July 15 at 7 ET/4 PT, streaming live on WWE Network!