We know Asuka as one of the most feared women in WWE. Even without making a huge name for herself prior to her run, she garnered enough experience in an almost-decade-long career prior to moving to the United States. Despite this, WWE scouts were smart enough to realize that she’s more than a valuable asset to the company.
When she made her first NXT appearance, it was revealed that her original ring name ‘Kana’ would change, with her WWE name translating as ‘the future.’ Dubbed as The Empress Of Tomorrow, she went on what many consider the most legendary run in the history of the yellow brand. She was one of the centerpieces of NXT from late 2015 to 2017, where the brand saw a rapid rise in popularity and critical acclaim.
Naturally, her dominant, undefeated run in NXT made her one of the most anticipated superstars that fans wanted to see get called up on the main roster. But her run in NXT was far more important than many realize and her journey wasn’t an easy one. We reveal more about The Empress Of Tomorrow through these five facts.
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