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Asuka

Height

5'3"

Hometown

Osaka, Japan

Signature Move

Asuka Lock

Career Highlights

NXT Women's Champion; 2016 NXT Female Competitor of the Year

Asuka: Bio

Asuka, the globe’s most ferocious female warrior, has found a home inside the yellow ropes of NXT.

For more than 10 years, the grappling ace decimated opponents with skull-caving kicks and ligament-tearing submissions in her home country of Japan under the alias of Kana. After accumulating a trove of championships and cultivating a fearsome reputation, the highly-decorated fighting machine was brought to NXT’s acclaimed women’s division in September 2015 in what General Manager William Regal lauded as one of the brand’s most significant signings ever.

Following an impressive victory over “The Total Diva” Dana Brooke in her debut at NXT TakeOver: Respect and a triumph over Emma at NXT TakeOver: London, The Empress of Tomorrow overcame Bayley at NXT TakeOver: Dallas to become the new NXT Women's Champion — just two days before WrestleMania 32! She retained the title at NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn II with another win over Bayley the night before SummerSlam. The many accolades and opponents destroyed resulted in Asuka being voted NXT Women’s Competitor of 2016.

With her dominance in NXT firmly established, the other women in the division have been put on notice: Mess with Asuka, and tomorrow might never come.

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