Asuka is a wrestler nobody should mess with, otherwise, you settle the score with her in the ring. She made her wrestling debut in 2004, retired in 2006, and made a comeback after about 18 months to become a champion and one of the longest title holders in the world of professional women’s wrestling. She has an interesting personality, about whom we will tell you more, read on.
Asuka WWE – Biography and Age
Asuka was born on September 26, 1981, to Japanese parents in Osaka, Osaka Prefecture, Japan. Her birth name is Kanako Urai, and it is assumed that she grew up in her country of birth, as records show that she attended and graduated from the Junior College of Osaka University of the Arts. During her pre-wrestling career, Asuka wrote for XBOX Magazine and also designed graphics for the Nintendo DS and various other mobile applications. As for the sporting side of life, Asuka is an accomplished badminton player and figure skater. However, she decided to pursue a career in martial arts – wrestling.
Growing up, Asuka was a fan of wrestlers such as Keiji Mutoh, Satoru Sayama, Yoshiaki Fujiwara, Antonio Inoki, Akira Maeda, Nobuhiko Takada, Masakatsu Funaki, Volk Han, and Minoru Suzuki, all of whom had a major influence on her decision to pursue a career in wrestling. She made her professional debut in 2004 at an all-female promotion called AtoZ on June 16 with the ring name Kana. There she fought for the next 2 years but was forced out of the sport due to a chronic nephritis injury she suffered and announced her retirement on March 19, 2006.
Asuka, as she would later be called, spent about a year and a half without wrestling, and made a comeback on September 22, 2007. She worked as a freelance wrestler for promotions such as Ice Ribbon, JWP Joshi Puroresu, NEO Japan Ladies Pro Wrestling, Pro Wrestling Wave, and Pro Wrestling Zero1. She won her first title at the NEO Tag Team Championship on October 10, 2009, with Takahashi as the tag team, defeating contenders Hiroyo Matsumoto and Kyoko Inoue.
She then fought in various promotions such as DDT Pro Wrestling Promotion, Toryumon Mexico’s DragonMania VII, JWP Openweight Championship, Pro Wrestling Noah, All Japan Pro Wrestling, and Smash Promotion before making her US debut. She signed with WWE NXT in 2015 and made her debut on October 7th on NXT TakeOver: Respect. In June 2016 she defeated Nikki Cross in a Last Woman Standing Match to retain her WWF Women’s Championship, which she hosted for 502 days. Since then, she has continued to perform impressively in SmackDown after being drafted to the brand by RAW in April 2017.
Relationship And Affairs
Asuka is one of the few people who has remained very true to the love of her life. There are no rumors that she cheated on anyone, nor was she caught cheating. She is in a faithful relationship to her wrestling career and hasn’t been associated with any male figure. Unlike most other women in her profession who have been associated with one or more men, Asuka remains an exception, which leads to people asking who she has been dating. If she opens herself up to love, we will surely let you know.
Height And Weight
As a wrestler and successful wrestler, Asuka looks fit to take on any opponent, and with her height of 5 feet 3 inches and a body weight of 62 kg, she has been able to compete with many other wrestlers and has repeatedly emerged victorious from duels.
- Asuka is also identified with one of these rings names Kana, Kana-hime, Skull Reaper Kana.
- With her laurels in wrestling, she has won these championships: Ironman Heavymetalweight Championship, JWP Openweight Championship (1 time), Kuzu Pro Diva Championship (1 time), NEO Tag Team Championship (1 time), Wave Tag Team Championship (2 times), Reina World Tag Team Championship (1 time), Smash Diva Championship (2 times), NXT Women’s Championship (1 time)
- Her adopted ring name Asuka is derived from the two words “ASU” (fly) and “ka” (bird), meaning to be on a higher level.
- Asuka owns a hairdressing salon in Yokohama, Japan, called “Another Heaven”, which is primarily aimed at those who are looking for “alternative styles” in their hair pattern.
- She loves music and her favorite band is Gun N Roses.