WWE Profile - Asuka

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Asuka

  • D.O.B.: Sept. 26, 1981

  • Billed height: 5-foot-3

  • Billed from: Osaka, Japan

  • Signature move: Asuka Lock

  • Nickname: "The Empress of Tomorrow"

  • WWE main roster debut: Oct. 22, 2017

WWE Accolades

  • One-time NXT women's champion; won on April 1, 2016 (NXT TakeOver: Dallas)

  • Held the NXT women's championship for 523 days before relinquishing it, which is the longest championship reign of any kind in NXT history

  • Just the eighth WWE superstar in history to record a 500-plus day championship reign

  • Winner of the inaugural women's Royal Rumble match

  • Two-time NXT female competitor of the year (2017)

  • NXT overall competitor of the year (2017)

Other Notes

  • Prior to joining WWE, worked for DDT Pro, Smash, Pro Wrestling Wave and SHIMMER, among many other companies