WWE: Kana handed new name as she begins NXT adventure

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New arrivals to the WWE, no matter how successful they have been on the independent circuit or with rival promotions, are virtually a lock to undergo some form of character transformation.

Change afoot 

And the WWE haven't taken long to begin the transitional process on the latest star wrestler to sign a deal with the organization.

Japanese female star Kana, signed officially last week, has been handed a new in-ring name as she begins life in NXT and there are pictures to prove it.


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Having been introduced to the WWE Universe as Kana when spotted at the recent NXT: Takeover event in Brooklyn (despite the fact that she had wrestled to this point in her career as 'Kanna') it looked like WWE were happy to settle for a subtle change to her decade long character.

A photo though, posted to Twitter by a fan in attendance at the latest NXT taping, shows how the Diva will be known from here on in.

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Moving forward

Last night's event at Full Sail University was one full of big moments for Kana/Asuka. As well as being introduced to the NXT audience for the first time, and being handed a new character name, plans for the 30-year-old's first meaningful action as a WWE employee were confirmed.

As reported by WrestleZone, Asuka will make her WWE TV début in just two weeks time in an in-ring segment with William Regal - the General Manager of NXT.

WWE fans: Can Asuka be a force in the Divas division, and do you like the name change? Have your say in the comments below...

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