Breaking News: Asuka Relinquishes the NXT Women’s Title, WWE Teases Her Main Roster Debut

Nick Paglino


After suffering a collarbone injury at NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn III last Saturday, which could keep her out for six to eight weeks, NXT Women’s Champion Asuka relinquished her title during tonight’s TV tapings at Full Sail University.

NXT GM William Regal announced that “due to negotiations with Raw and Smackdown”, Asuka has chosen to relinquish the title to pursue other opportunities in WWE. So it appears the company is using her eventual main roster debut, as opposed to her injury, as the reason why she is dropping the title. issued the following:

NXT Women’s Champion Asuka relinquished her title to NXT General Manager William Regal tonight at Full Sail University in Orlando, Fla. After her dominant performance and historic 500-plus day reign as NXT Women’s Champion, The Empress of Tomorrow looks to her future for new opportunities in WWE, though no specific details are known at this time. Her reign will officially end on the date that her historic announcement airs.

Below is footage of the entire NXT Universe thanking Asuka for her undefeated title reign:

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