Asuka

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Full Name Asuka
Age 39 Years Old
Nick Name Asuka
Gender Female
Famous As Wrestler
Birth Date September 26th, 1981
Birth Place Osaka

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Asuka is a Japanese professional wrestler. She also is a businesswoman, model, video game journalist, and graphic designer. Asuka is a one-time and longest-reigning NXT Women's Champion with her title reigning for 510 days. She is one of the greatest champions in WWE history. She was Ranked No. 1 of the top 50 female singles wrestlers in the PWI Female 50 in 2017. As Asuka, she appears as a playable character in the video games WWE 2K17, WWE 2K18, WWE 2K19, and WWE 2K20. Scroll down to know more information regarding her biography, facts, family, net worth, WWE career, birthday, wiki, body, and many more. 

Famous For 

  • Being one of the greatest champions and wrestlers in WWE history where she performs on the Raw brand under the ring name Asuka.
  • Being known as a member of the women's tag team  "The Kabuki Warriors" in WWE. 

Asuka, a professional wrestler

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Early Life of Asuka 

Asuka was born on September 26, 1981, in Osaka, Japan. Her birth name/real name is Kanako Urai. She holds Japanese nationality and belongs to Asian ethnicity. Her birth sign is Libra. Her birthday falls on 26th September of every year. Asuka is believed to have been grown up in her home country with her parents. Information regarding her parents is still not revealed yet. She has a twin sister named Fumie Urai who is also a wrestler and works together with her in WWE as the Urai twins, better known collectively as Asuka. Urai is a graduate of the Osaka University of Arts Junior College. Prior to her career in professional wrestling, Urai had a sports background in badminton and figure skating. Her religion is not known yet. 

Career of Asuka

  • Asuka, working originally as a graphic designer, decided to find a new career in professional wrestling after becoming a fan of the famous Japanese wrestler like Keiji Mutoh, Satoru Sayama, Yoshiaki Fujiwara and many more.
  • Trained by Yuki Ishikawa, Asuka adopted the ring name Kana she started her professional wrestling career in the AtoZ promotion in June 2004, where she remained until retiring in March 2006. 
  • She returned to the ring a year and a half later, starting to work as a freelancer for promotions such as JWP Joshi Puroresu, NEO Japan Ladies Pro-Wrestling, Pro Wrestling Wave, Reina Joshi Puroresu, Smash and Wrestling New Classic (WNC). 
  • On July 24, 2011, Kana defeated Aysumi Kurihara in the finals to win the 2011 Catch the Wave tournament.
  • On April 21, 2012, Kana and Mio Shirai defeated Misaki Ohata and Tsukasa Fujimoto to win the Wave Tag Team Championship.
  • On March 11, 2012, Kana made her debut for the DDT Pro-Wrestling promotion, taking part in an eight-person ten-minute battle royal for the Ironman Heavymetalweight Championship.
  • On August 18, 2013, Kana returned to JWP and defeated Arisa Nakajima to become the new JWP Openweight Champion.
  • Kana made her second successful title defense on October 14 against JWP Tag Team and Daily Sports Women's Tag Team Champion Hanako Nakamori. 
  • In July 2015, Kana made it to the semifinals of the 2015 Catch the Wave tournament but was defeated there by eventual tournament winner Yumi Ohka.
  • On August 22, 2015, Urai attended WWE's NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn event in Brooklyn, New York.
  • Rumors about her having signed with WWE were soon confirmed at a press conference on September 8 in Tokyo; this made her the first female Japanese wrestler to sign with the company since Bull Nakano in 1994.
  • She joined WWE's developmental territory NXT and adopted the ring name Asuka. 
  • Her debut appearance, which aired on September 23, ended in a confrontation with Dana Brooke and Emma. 
  • In her debut match on October 7 at NXT TakeOver: Respect, Asuka defeated Dana.
  • Asuka continued racking victories over various wrestlers including main roster performer Cameron and continued her feud with Dana Brooke and Emma. On December 16 at NXT TakeOver: London, Asuka defeated Emma.

Asuka Against the Opponent

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  • In early February 2017, Asuka became the longest-reigning singles champion in NXT history, male or female.
  • Asuka defeated Nia Jax on February 25, 2018, at Elimination Chamber and again on the March 5 episode of Raw.
  • On April 16, 2019, episode of SmackDown Live, Paige announced that she would be managing a newly formed women's tag team, consisting of Asuka and the debuting Kairi Sane from NXT. 
  • The team of Asuka and Kairi Sane, later dubbed as "The Kabuki Warriors", was immediately put in a feud with The IIconics (Billie Kay and Peyton Royce) over the WWE Women's Tag Team Championship. 
  • After weeks of avoiding them, The IIconics lost to The Kabuki Warriors during WWE's tour in Tokyo, which earned The Kabuki Warriors a title match.
  • After a short hiatus, The Kabuki Warriors returned in September and defeated Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville.
  • On October 6, at the Hell in a Cell pay–per–view, The Kabuki Warriors finally won the Women's Tag Team Championship from Bliss and Cross.
  • At the Royal Rumble (2020), Asuka failed to win the WWE Raw Women's Championship and lost to Becky Lynch.
  • On the first night of "Wrestlemania 36" on March 25, 2020, The Kabuki Warriors (Asuka and Kairi Sane) lost their Women's Tag Team Championship to the team of Nikki Cross and Alexa Bliss. 

Record Set by Asuka 

  • In December 2017, she defeated  Dana Brooke in three seconds, setting a new WWE record for the fastest submission win in a women's match at the episode of Raw.
  • She was ranked No. 5 in the Top 10 Women's Wrestlers of the year in 2018 according to American Sports Magazine "Sports Illustrated".

Achievement and Awards

Asuka With Belt

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She has won many Championship titles and accomplishment throughout her career as a Professional Woman Wrestler which are given below:-

  • Ironman Heavymetalweight Championship (5 times) organized by DDT Pro-Wrestling in Japan. 
  • JWP Openweight Championship (1 time)
  • NXT Women's Championship (1 time)
  • WWE SmackDown Women's Championship (1 time)
  • WWE Women's Tag Team Championship (1 time) - with Kairi Sane
  • Mixed Match Challenge (Season 1)-with The Miz
  • Women's Royal Rumble (2018)
  • WWE Year-End Award for Women's Tag Team of the Year (2019)-with Kairi Sane

Personal Life of Asuka

Asuka currently resides in Orlando, Florida, the United States of America far from her native land and family. She isn’t married yet and Asuka has never let the media know about her affairs, boyfriend, and relationship history. When Asuka would open the details of her love life, we would let you know. She is straight by sexual orientation. 

Net Worth of Asuka

As of 2020, The net worth of Asuka is estimated to be more than $ 1 million and earns $250,000 annually from being a member of WWE. Currently, she is the third highest-paid woman wrestler by WWE. She has earned most of her fortune from being a professional wrestler. Apart from that, she earns additional income from several endorsements. She has also written for Xbox Magazine and designed graphics for Nintendo DS and various mobile applications. She also owns a hair salon in Yokohama called Another Heaven. Her source of earning is from WWE career and she is satisfied with her earnings. 

Body Measurement of Asuka

Asuka has a height of 5 feet and 3 inches (1.6 m). Her weight is 62 kilograms. She has brown eyes and dark color hair but she usually dyes her hair with blue. Her body measurement is 36-32-36 inches. Overall, she has got a healthy body with an attractive personality. She is a very hot and sexy wrestler.