Nobody is ready for Asuka. And The Empress of Tomorrow proved that by not being pinned or submitted from her debut in NXT in October 2015 until WrestleMania 34.
Marching to the ring in a traditional noh mask and kaleidoscopic battle gear and looking every bit the victor before the opening bell even rings, Asuka has trounced nearly every Superstar thrown her way. She’s used her perfect technique and wicked intentions to take down everybody from Nia Jax to Bayley (whom Asuka unseated as NXT Women’s Champion). All the while, the fierce Japanese Superstar has worn an intimidating smile on her face, seemingly finding joy in stretching out her overmatched challengers.
After repeatedly declaring that she can’t be touched inside the ring, Asuka relinquished the NXT Women’s Title in September 2017, ending her historic, record-breaking title reign on day No. 523 so she could focus on new opportunities in WWE.
It was soon revealed that Asuka would be headed to Raw where she debuted in epic fashion by making Emma tap out at WWE TLC. She followed that up by becoming the sole survivor for Team Raw in the 5-on-5 Women’s Traditional Survivor Series Elimination Match. Asuka then made history by winning the first-ever Women's Royal Rumble Match. She also was one-half of the winning team of Mixed Match Challenge Season 1 alongside The Miz.
Her undefeated streak came to an end at the hands of SmackDown Women's Champion Charlotte Flair at WrestleMania 34. Asuka persevered, however, and finally captured the SmackDown Women’s Title at WWE TLC after defeating Flair and Becky Lynch in the first-ever Women’s TLC Match.