Late last week, WWE announced that at TakeOver: Toronto on Nov. 19, Asuka will defend her NXT Women's Championship against a returning Mickie James.
It will mark the first time in over six years that James will have stepped foot in a WWE ring, but despite her amazing accolades as a former multi-time Women's and Divas champion, she will be facing tough competition in the form of the undefeated Asuka.
As exciting of a match as that is on paper, it doesn't change how depleted NXT's women's division has been since the call-ups of Bayley, Alexa Bliss, Carmella and Nia Jax to the main roster.
The division has been in something of a rebuilding phase as of late, though no one is remotely close to being on the same level as Asuka at the moment.
James is a prime example of a credible competitor who can still go in the ring and is an excellent addition to NXT's women's roster. To fully flesh out the division, WWE should look into bringing in these five tremendously talented women's wrestlers.
#5 Tessa Blanchard
If the name Tessa Blanchard sounds familiar to you, it's because it should. She has made a handful of appearances on NXT over the past year but has yet to be signed to an official contract.
Not only is she a gorgeous girl, she is a skilled wrestler and has improved immensely on the independent scene over the years. Blanchard has also proven she can work as both a babyface and as a heel in her time on NXT.
Whether she could follow in the footsteps of fellow second-generation star Charlotte and amount to incredible success remains to be seen, but from what we've seen of her thus far, she definitely has all the tools to be something special.