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[2016-03-23-WWE-NXT] Asuka vs Emma

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This is a rematch from Takeover: London plus Asuka's last match leading up to her title match vs. Bayley at Takeover: Dallas. The opening part of this match quickly reestablishes the Bugs Bunny/Yosemite Sam rivalry between the two with Emma trying to outsmart Asuka but the reverse ends up happening. Emma does eventually gain control and starts to work over Asuka with a variety of holds. Unfortunately, this does take some steam out of the match as Emma doesn't really mix in anything flashy to get a reaction out of the crowd. They do pick it up for the finish though with Emma actually hanging in there with Asuka during a strike exchange, but she ends up costing herself the win when she argues with the ref after he caught Emma with her feet on the ropes during a rollup. One of the better WWE/NXT women's matches of the year so far. ***3/4

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Asuka vs Emma - NXT 3/23/16

 

This is the TV blowoff of the Asuka vs Emma & Dana Brooke feud after Asuka beat them around the horn. Asuka will be challenging Bayley in the coming week at NXT: Mania 32 for the NXT Women's title so this puts on a bow on Asuka's first feud.

 

This is the more basic version of their great December 2015 takeover match. Asuka is so great at the beginning of matches. Working headlocks and hammerlocks in compelling fashion. I am sorry, but still don't get Emma. She is capable and fine, but she lacks personality. Give me Dana Brooke any day without the bells and whistles of the previous match she is pretty much exposed as a basic pro wrestler. Second time in a row her heat segment is meandering. The best part is hair pulling. Either have a focus or be entertaining. Asuka is pretty good at selling (she is definitively better at offense). I really her guttural screams as she revvs herself up. Her ass shot to Emma comes off really good her. She really plows Emma over which probably the spot of the match. Best of Asuka polishes Emma off with a great anklelock German and then a bevy of flying submission takedowns puts her down. Solid match, but nothing spectacular, Asuka's offense and charisma makes it worthwhile. ***

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