Its been a long road for Asuka to get to the WWE, but she's finally here and has already solidified herself as one of the most dominant competitors NXT has ever seen.
Asuka began her professional wrestling career back in 2004 before doing work for promotions such as Pro Wrestling Wave (PWW), the Japanese independent circuit in 2010 for five years, Smash, the American independent circuit in 2011 for three years, Wrestling New Classic (WNC), and Reina Joshi Puroresu (RJP) in 2014.
She then signed with WWE in 2015 and was sent to the company's developmental territory of NXT. All the way up to today, Asuka has yet to have lost a match in over 600 days and had an NXT Women's Title reign that lasted 510 days.
After successfully defending her title against Ember Moon in an epic match at NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn III it was announced that Asuka had sadly suffered a broken collarbone in the match. This would sideline the Japanese star for several weeks, however, instead of waiting for her injury to heal up she was promoted to the WWE's main roster.
It was announced by NXT General Manager William Regal that both Monday Night RAW and SmackDown Live were negotiating to bring Asuka to their brand, and also announced that she was forced to relinquish her title due to the fact that she would not be returning to defend it.
On the September 11th episode of Monday Night RAW, it was announced that WWE Hall Of Famer and RAW General Manager Kurt Angle had signed Asuka to the red brand. While it wasn't officially announced when she would be making her debut, a series of vignettes were aired to hype her debut.
That all changed tonight (Sun. September 24, 2017) at the No Mercy pay-per-view (PPV), however, when a promo aired announcing that Asuka would be making her debut at the upcoming Tables Ladders and Chairs (TLC) PPV next month.
It was not announced who her opponent would be, however, it's expected that she will be a major player for the RAW women's title right off the bat.
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