Raw Women’s Championship — Nia Jax (c) vs. Ronda Rousey
This was the curveball WWE threw at the fans. We all knew that these two were on a collision course but no one expected them to be fighting this soon. WWE managed to keep it a surprise as the match was set up at a red carpet event outside the WWE. The general consensus was that Nia would face someone like Bliss while Rousey would face someone in a jobber role like Mickie James. The match is now set and promises to be an intriguing one. On one hand, Rousey would lose a lot of momentum if she loses cleanly while Jax definitely deserves a longer reign. The only way out of this is for one of the women to turn heel and win using unfair means.
Prediction: Nia Jax turns heel and wins with help from Stephanie McMahon
Smackdown Women’s Championship — Carmella (c) vs. Asuka
This is the biggest mismatch on the card. Asuka’s stocks are coming down fast and WWE is aware of that. They need someone bankable as the champion so that the MITB cash in whenever it happens feels like something people would care about. Carmella hasn’t really clicked and the crowd hasn mostly been cold to her. That is a death toll for any WWE superstar.