Current reigning and defending WWE NXT Women’s Champion Asuka is a globally revered Japanese professional wrestler who has highly developed a widespread reputation globally since joining the globally popular sports-entertainment juggernaut; the internationally known Japanese sensation is currently the longest-reigning WWE NXT Women’s Champion in history and additionally currently boasts the longest-ever undefeated streak in WWE history since her high-profile WWE NXT debut in September 2015.
Reputable sports-entertainment journalist Dave Meltzer said that Asuka “may be the best worker in WWE, man or woman“.
Asuka‘s nickname is the “Empress of Tomorrow” and the internationally popular Osaka-born superstar was ranked third overall in the revered Pro Wrestling Illustrated definitive list of the Top 50 Female Singles Wrestlers In 2016; Asuka won the NXT Year-End Award for Female Competitor of the Year 2016 and is also a gravure idol in the orient.
Asuka‘s major accomplishments outside of WWE NXT includes claiming the JWP Openweight Championship, NEO Tag Team Championship, Reina World Women’s Championship, Smash Diva Championship and Wave Tag Team Championship to name a few.
Outside of sports-entertainment, Asuka has officially worked as a professional video game journalist for Xbox Magazine in Japan and additionally as a professional graphics designer for Nintendo DS and various mobile applications in Asia; Asuka also owned a successful hair salon in Yokohama, Japan called Another Heaven.
Furthermore, Asuka has also worked as a freelance graphic designer and video game journalist for Microsoft, which led to the acclaimed Japanese superstar bearing the Xbox 360 logo on her ring attire.
Asuka was initially inspired to become a professional wrestler thereafter watching the legendary Antonio Inoki, Keji Mutoh, Minoru Suzuki, Masakatsu Funaki, Nobuhiko Takada, Akira Maeda, Yoshiaki Fujiawara and Satoru Sayama. In the noble and respect-driven land of the rising sun, professional wrestling is a highly serious and popular attraction amongst fans and the iconic Tokyo Dome routinely sells out when professional wrestling is emanating inside the highly storied and legendary arena.
Asuka‘s in-ring repertoire is a unique mixture of submission maneuvers, strikes and hard-hitting kicks, which emphasizes the strong and realism-based Japanese strong style; Asuka‘s Japanese compatriot Shinsuke Nakamura is universally known as “The King of Strong Style” and Nakamura – who was a professional Mixed Martial Artist in Japan – is currently performing on WWE Smackdown Live thereafter being called up from NXT.