It's setting up a match at Fastlane. I fully expect Asuka to go over in a fairly dominant fashion there, and Mandy to be thrown back into the tag team doldrums where she belongs, because she looked pretty awful tonight.
It was pretty stupid. WWE seems to not understand that you don't need to do 50/50 booking for every feud. Asuka should be booked stronger and shouldn't be losing to lower tier characters like Mandy. The SD Woman's title has dropped so considerably it's pathetic. Other than Becky, Alexa Bliss was the only champion they actually booked well.
The division is so fucking thin that they need to nerf Asuka to make potential challengers look like credible threats.
Well you know, if the division is so thin and you've already demonstrated you're willing to bring in NXT people, how about bringing in Kairi, Candice, and Rhea. You know, people that are actually good.
I am not completely against Asuka losing, but there are better ways to do it: Make Sonya interfere, make her lose by count out, hell, make Asuka win HER FIRST MATCH BACK in a fucking month and then make Mandy and Sonya destroy her after the match, all of those scenarios could have set up a title match at Fastlane, but instead they made her look like a fucking geek