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From the WWE Rumor Mill: WWE set to replicate Asuka's NXT run on RAW

Rohit Nath
40.95K   //    28 Aug 2017, 13:43 IST

Asuka boasts a
Asuka boasts a 197-0 undefeated streak in WWE

What's the story?

According to The Dirty Sheets, WWE is set to re-tell the story of Asuka's undefeated streak and dominance on RAW which will also see her become the RAW Women's Champion.

In case you didn't know...

In the tapings after NXT Takeover: Brooklyn 3, Asuka relinquished her NXT Women's Championship, with General Manager William Regal saying that he was negotiating with RAW and SmackDown Live as to who would get The Empress Of Tomorrow.

Ryan Satin of Pro Wrestling Sheet reported on Twitter that Asuka would be joining the RAW roster, and James McKenna, also of The Sheet, said on Twitter that there were rumblings of Asuka debuting at TLC this October.

Asuka's undefeated streak is at 197-0 as per

The heart of the matter

According to The Dirty Sheets, Asuka is set to debut on the RAW roster and continue her undefeated streak which will see her capture the RAW Women's Championship in little time.

Doing this will make her first defeat in WWE all the more special. Many thought that they would pull the trigger and give Ember Moon the big win at NXT Takeover: Brooklyn 3. However, "The Empress Of Tomorrow" remained undefeated, a decision that was praised by many fans, some of whom felt that Ember wasn't ready for the top spot just yet.

The Dirty Sheets also noted that it would be interesting to see how Vince McMahon decides to go along with it, citing his lack of patience. As they said, hopefully, her first defeat will be a big payoff at WrestleMania and not Fastlane.

What's next?

The most dominant champion in NXT history is set to take time off for the next 6 to 8 weeks to recover from a collarbone injury she obtained at NXT Takeover: Brooklyn 3. That fits into the timeline of her debuting at TLC, which is on October 22nd in Minnesota.

Author's Take

Keeping Asuka's undefeated streak alive is best for business. She can turn into something of a legendary larger than life figure which WWE has lacked for a while.

It's clear that speaking English is Asuka's biggest weakness, but with presence and charisma like hers, she doesn't need to talk. Also, hopefully, they don't dub some random weird nickname like they did with Nakamura. "The Empress Of Tomorrow" suits her just fine, and hopefully she continues her female Goldberg-esque run on the main roster.

Triple H has stated openly before how much faith he has in the now-former NXT Women's Champion. WWE, please don't mess this up!

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Rohit Nath
Rohit is an avid wrestling fan and aspiring Sports Psychologist.
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