Marching to the ring in a traditional noh mask and kaleidoscopic battle gear and looking every bit the victor before the opening bell even rings, Asuka has trounced every Superstar thrown her way, using her perfect technique and wicked intentions to take down everybody from Nia Jax to Bayley (whom Asuka unseated as NXT Women’s Champion) to Ember Moon. All the while, the fierce Japanese Superstar has worn an intimidating smile on her face, seemingly finding joy in stretching out her overmatched challengers.
After repeatedly declaring that nobody can touch her inside the ring, Asuka relinquished the NXT Women’s Title in September 2017, ending her historic, record-breaking title reign on day No. 523. Though her immediate future is uncertain, Asuka indicated that she will explore other opportunities in WWE and is in negotiations with both Raw and SmackDown LIVE.