28 January 2018

Asuka Topps WWE Now

Tonight is a big night in the WWE, with the 30-Man Royal Rumble match along with the first ever 30-Woman Royal Rumble. There have been a few other blog posts discussing the event, and I'll join the crowd of people watching it. So far my military lodging internet connection has been skipping and stopping a lot during the pre-show, but we'll see how it goes.

Among the favorites to win the Women's Rumble is Asuka, the sensation out of Japan. I picked up this Topps WWE Now card of her victory way back in May 2017 at NXT TakeOver: Chicago. There were 74 of these cards printed, which is one of the higher print runs among WWE Now cards.

It will be interesting to see if any Now cards come out of the Royal Rumble. I bet there will be at least two, one for each event's winner. For the men's match, I am not sure who to pull for. Of course, the full list of entrants isn't available yet, so we don't even know who is going to be in it. I'd probably go for some of the old favorites like Cena or Lesnar, or some of the big dudes like Braun Strowman or Big E.

For the women's match, I think my order of preference is something like 1) Nia Jax, 2) Bayley, 3) Ember Moon, and 4) Naomi. We may not even see all of them in the match, but that's who I'll root for if they show up.


  1. What a great night of wrestling! Both Rumble matches were great, with the women's the better one easily.

    Lesnar needs to retire or change his style now. Learn from Undertaker.

  2. In my opinion, the women stole the show at the Royal Rumble. Overall it was a pretty good PPV. I've never looked into the WWE Topps Now cards. If 74 is a high print run then I must not be the only card collector not looking into them!