Zelina Vega was not, in fact, ready for Asuka.

The Empress of Tomorrow turned aside Vega's challenge for the Raw Women's Title, but not before Vega impressed in her biggest challenge to date.

Vega appeared to injure Asuka's left arm early, then deftly targeted the damaged limb, smashing it into the steel steps. La Muñeca created a surprising situation, dissecting the much more experienced champion by countering an Asuka Lock attempt into an armbar and applying a rope-assisted crucifix. 

Zelina Vega out to prove herself against Asuka: WWE Clash of Champions 2020 (WWE Network Exclusive)

Zelina Vega looks to make a statement in her Raw Women’s Championship showdown with The Empress of Tomorrow. Catch WWE action on WWE Network, FOX, USA Network, Sony India and more.

However, one mistake cost Vega dearly. Asuka countered out of her pin attempt into the Asuka Lock, leaving Vega with no choice but to tap.

Vega seemingly won Asuka's respect, but she struck her with a deceitful blow after the bell after bowing to the champion. Vega immediately retreated and caught an earful from Asuka after the champion got back to her feet.

Zelina Vega was not, in fact, ready for Asuka.

The Empress of Tomorrow turned aside Vega's challenge for the Raw Women's Title, but not before Vega impressed in her biggest challenge to date.

Vega appeared to injure Asuka's left arm early, then deftly targeted the damaged limb, smashing it into the steel steps. La Muñeca created a surprising situation, dissecting the much more experienced champion by countering an Asuka Lock attempt into an armbar and applying a rope-assisted crucifix. 

Zelina Vega out to prove herself against Asuka: WWE Clash of Champions 2020 (WWE Network Exclusive)

Zelina Vega looks to make a statement in her Raw Women’s Championship showdown with The Empress of Tomorrow. Catch WWE action on WWE Network, FOX, USA Network, Sony India and more.

However, one mistake cost Vega dearly. Asuka countered out of her pin attempt into the Asuka Lock, leaving Vega with no choice but to tap.

Vega seemingly won Asuka's respect, but she struck her with a deceitful blow after the bell after bowing to the champion. Vega immediately retreated and caught an earful from Asuka after the champion got back to her feet.