One WWE superstar had an interesting moment on television this week.
That star is Asuka, who began her professional wrestling career back in 2004 before beginning to do work for Pro Wrestling Wave in 2008.
She also did work for promotions such as Smash, Wrestling New Classic, Reina Joshi Puroresu, and many other promotions.
Asuka finally signed with WWE in 2015 and was sent to developmental in NXT. In April of last year at NXT TakeOver: Dallas Asuka defeated Bayley to win the NXT Women's Championship.
She continued to dominate her opponents in NXT and extended her vicious undefeated streak to over 500 days. She recently successfully defended her strap against Ember Moon at NXT TakeOver III: Brooklyn, however, she suffered an injury during the match which forced her to relinquish her title.
This is when the sports entertainment company made the decision to call her up to the main event roster and place her on the flagship show of the company, Monday Night Raw.
She made her main roster debut at the WWE TLC pay-per-view event at the Target Center in Minnesota, Minneapolis on the WWE Network by beating Emma in a singles match.
As seen on this week’s episode of Monday Night Raw in San Antonio, TX at the AT&T Center on the USA Network, former NXT Women’s Champion Asuka defeated Nia Jax in a singles match.
However, she had an entrance botch before she could get into the ring, as seen here.
Asuka is one of many superstars who have been confirmed to be in the first ever women’s Royal Rumble Match along with Naomi, Ruby Riott, Natalya, Sasha Banks, Bayley, Mandy Rose, Sonya Deville, Carmella, Tamina Snuka, Lana, Natalya, Liv Morgan, Sarah Logan, Mickie James, Nia Jax, Becky Lynch.
There have been rumors of Asuka challenging Alexa Bliss for the Raw Women’s Title at this event, but that appears not to be the case.
The Royal Rumble pay-per-view event takes place on Sunday, January 28, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at the Wells Fargo Center and will air on the WWE Network and some traditional pay-per-view outlets. Both Raw and SmackDown brands will be featured. Here is the updated card:
- 30-Man Royal Rumble Match: John Cena, Elias, Finn Balor, Randy Orton, Shinsuke Nakamura, Baron Corbin, Matt Hardy, Bray Wyatt, TBA
- WWE Universal Title Triple Threat Match: Brock Lesnar © vs. Kane vs. Braun Strowman
- WWE Title Handicap Match: AJ Styles © vs. Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn
- Women’s Royal Rumble Match: Asuka, Naomi, Ruby Riott, Natalya, Sasha Banks, Bayley, Mandy Rose, Sonya Deville, Carmella, Tamina Snuka, Lana, Natalya, Liv Morgan, Sarah Logan, Mickie James, Nia Jax, Becky Lynch, TBA
- Raw Tag Team Title Match: Seth Rollins & Jason Jordan © vs. Sheamus & Cesaro
- SmackDown Tag Team Title Two Out of Three Falls Match: The Usos © vs. Chad Gable & Shelton Benjamin
- WWE Cruiserweight Title Match: Enzo Amore © vs. Cedric Alexander
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