As previously reported, WWE has announced that NXT Women’s Champion Asuka broke her right collarbone during her match against Ember Moon at Saturday’s NXT Takeover: Brooklyn III event. The recovery time for her injury is 6-8 weeks.
Dave Meltzer discussed Asuka’s injury on today’s installment of Wrestling Observer Radio and indicated that the company probably won’t strip her of the NXT Championship at the tapings this upcoming Thursday.
With the next NXT Takeover event not taking place until November, she will have plenty of time to recover and return to action in time. The belief is that the company invested a 17 month title run and they don’t want it to end by stripping her of the title. WWE is able to do without her on Thursday’s tapings and then start the build to her next match at the September 13th tapings.