Full NameKanako Urai

BornSeptember 26, 1981




Kanako Urai, better known by her ring name Asuka, is a Japanese professional wrestler with a

number of titles and accomplishments under her belt and a background in badminton and figure

skating as well. While working as a graphic designer, wrestlers like Keiji Mutoh, Saturo Sayama and

Minoru Suzuki inspired her to take up wrestling as a career. She trained under Yuki Ishikawa and

debuted on all-female promotion AtoZ against Leo-na in 2004. Chronic nephritis kept her away from

the ring for a while, but she came back in 2007 working as a freelance wrestler for various


  1. Asuka NXT Career
  2. WWE Career


Asuka NXT Career

Before coming to WWE, Asuka wrestled under the name Kana in Pro Wrestling Wave, WNC, Smash,

Reina Joshi Puroresu and Japanese and American independent circuits. Her arrival to WWE was

confirmed in August, 2015 as she joined the development territory, NXT. She won the NXT Women’s

Championship by defeating Bayley through technical submission, after which Vince McMahon

thought of moving her to the main roster. But Triple H discouraged him by calling Asuka the

“anchor” of NXT.

She continued her feud with Bayley in NXT and held her title reign for 510 days, which is the longest

of any WWE title in post-national expansion era.

WWE Career

When she came to the main roster Asuka continued her undefeated run in the company on RAW. She

woul defeat Nia Jax, and every other star quite a few times. She then went on to win the first ever

Women,s Royal Rumble. Unfortunately for her she challenged Charlotte and this would signal the

end of her undefeated run after WrestleMania.

Since then she has performed and lost several matches, not really being included in any big storyline,

while also being simultaneously drafted to SmackDown Live. Finally at the last WWE payperview of

the year, TLC, Asuka won the SmackDown Womens Championship, thanks to the interference by

Ronda Rousey in the Triple Threat TLC match, also including Becky Lynch and Charlotte.

At Hell in a Cell 2019, Asuka and Kairi Sane defeated Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross to win the WWE Women's Tag Team Championships.


People also ask

How old is Asuka?

37 years (26 September 1981)

What nationality is Asuka?


How much is Asuka worth?

Asuka estimated net worth of $2 million dollars as of 2019.

What does Asuka mean?

(asu) meaning "tomorrow" and (ka) meaning "fragrance", or from (asu) meaning "to fly" and (ka) meaning "bird".

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