5 things you didn't know about WWE Superstar Asuka
"The Empress of Tomorrow" is a fascinating character inside and outside the squared circle.
Asuka has only been a WWE Superstar for a little over two years but she’s already written her name into the company’s record books.
Her 523-day reign as NXT champion is among the longest in WWE history, while she is yet to be defeated by pinfall or submission since her first match in October 2015.
While fans know everything there is to know about “The Empress of Tomorrow” inside an NXT or WWE ring, we hardly know anything about the person, real name Kanako Urai, behind the popular character.
With that in mind, we take a look at five real-life facts about the Japanese sensation that you might not have heard before.
#5 She is a massive gamer
The WWE locker room is full of gamers, as proven by the number of Superstars who have featured on Xavier Woods’ Up Up Down Down YouTube channel, but there’s a good chance that none of them loves gaming quite as much as Asuka.
A graduate from the Osaka University of Arts Junior College, the former NXT champion has her own graphic design agency and has written for the Japanese version of Xbox Magazine, leading to her being sponsored by Microsoft.
If that wasn’t enough, she also revealed in an online interview with Gordman’s Game Treasure that she has over 3000 games in her collection and she has even designed graphics for some Nintendo DS games.
For the die-hard gamers out there, here are the consoles she owns: Famicom (NES), Disk System, Super Famicom (SNES), Sega Mega Drive, Mega CD, GameGear, PC Engine, CD-ROM 2, GameBoy, GB Advance, Nintendo 64, 64DD, WonderSwan, Nintendo DS, DSLL, DSi, 3DSLL, Wii, Wii U, Xbox, Xbox360, PlayStation, PS2, PS3 and PS4.