Asuka relinquished the NXT Women’s Championship

Asuka relinquishes the NXT Women's Title to seek new opportunities: WWE NXT, Sept. 6, 2017

The Empress of Tomorrow reveals she is ending her historic NXT Women's Championship reign so that she an pursue new opportunities in WWE. Video courtesy of the award-winning WWE Network.

NXT Women’s Champion Asuka’s record-breaking title reign has come to an end after 523 days.

The Empress of Tomorrow gave an emotional address in front of the NXT Universe, proudly proclaiming “I love NXT!” before NXT General Manager William Regal dropped a bombshell on the crowd at Full Sail University. Regal announced that Asuka – who is currently sidelined for the foreseeable future with a broken right collarbone – is relinquishing the NXT Women’s Championship as she negotiates with both Raw and SmackDown LIVE General Managers Kurt Angle and Daniel Bryan, respectively.

To cap off Asuka’s farewell to NXT, her most recent and perhaps fiercest rival, Ember Moon, came down to the ring to embrace the champion before WWE COO Triple H presented her with flowers. Then, one last time, the NXT Universe and the entire NXT roster stood on their feet and chanted “Thank you, Asuka!”

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