Asuka’s debut on the main roster on Monday Night Raw is just a matter of time.
It’s well known by now that Asuka is set to make her main roster debut on Raw. WWE confirmed that she would be on the red brand by releasing a promo during episodes of Monday Night Raw.
Asuka is currently out of action with a right collarbone injury. The word going around is that she will make her first official main roster appearance at the TLC pay-per-view. It should be noted that the reason that WWE is waiting until this event is due to her injury. They would rather wait for her to be cleared then appear on television while injured. Asuka held the NXT Women’s Title for 510 days. That is an impressive stat.
It should be noted that she has worked some main roster in the past but was considered at the time as an NXT talent.
Thus, her appearance at TLC would be her first official main roster appearance. It should be noted that the reason that WWE is waiting until this event is due to her injury. They would rather wait for her to be cleared then appear on television while injured.
The feeling within the sports entertainment company was that the depth on Raw is not as strong as on SmackDown and that Asuka will be better off on Raw. Some fans may like this decision while some will not. Either way, she will help boost the division once she is cleared and called up to the main roster.
The TLC pay-per-view event takes place on October 22nd at the Target Center in Minnesota, Minneapolis and will air on the WWE Network and some traditional pay-per-view outlets. This will be an exclusive Raw brand event.
Dave Meltzer noted in the latest issue of The Wrestling Observer Newsletter that her opponent on the show could either be Nia Jax, Emma or Alicia Fox. The longtime professional wrestling reporter speculates that if WWE doesn’t put her in a singles match. Thus, she could end up teaming with Sasha Banks and Bayley to take on the team of Nia Jax, Emma and Alicia Fox on the card.
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