Asuka is one of the most respected members of Monday Night RAW’s women’s division. The Empress of Tomorrow was also one of the best things about the women’s division on RAW throughout the pandemic, but she had a tremendous career in Japan prior to her WWE jump as well. In fact, Asuka has been called the Roman Reigns of women’s wrestling.

Asuka signed with WWE several years ago and had a remarkable undefeated streak during her time in NXT, where she even became the NXT Women’s Champion. Asuka’s in-ring skills took her to the top of the company.

Being from Japan, Asuka is well aware of how the art of stiff in-ring style can be. Asuka has managed to gain a huge fanbase thanks to her in-ring prowess and impressive character work.

While speaking on the latest episode of “Oh…You Didn’t Know,” Road Dogg talked about Asuka’s career in pro wrestling. Road Dogg would go on to call Asuka the Roman Reigns of women’s wrestling.


“I think as far as presentation, in ring skills, dare I say promo skills just because I love what she does and how she represents herself via her verbal skills. I just love it and I think everybody else does too. I think she should probably be the Roman Reigns of women’s wrestling right now. It’s just my opinion. I know the big argument is, well, she can’t cut a promo domestically. I think we’re past that as a culture, as a society.

I think it’s totally okay if she spoke in her native tongue and we subtitled it. I think it would be totally fine how we do it now where she just goes off and you don’t know what she’s saying but you know she’s saying something that ain’t nice to you. You know what I mean? I think her work and her grasp mentally of just putting together a match and keeping her character strong in the match yet being selfless and selling for everybody, is probably the best female wrestler in the world.

I know people will doubt that. I always say Zoey Stark is one of the best female wrestlers I’ve ever seen and I firmly believe that, but I believe it’s more from an athletic standpoint and her in-ring work supersedes who she is, and I think Asuka’s in-ring work matches who she is so it just makes her a magnanimous star. She’s incredible. Asuka is incredible.”

Asuka has been absent from WWE television for well over a month, as she had teased going back to her old gimmick that she had in Japan, where she was known as Kana. She even went to Japan for that objective. With the Royal Rumble coming up on January 28th, it’s easy to picture her return.

We will have to wait and see what WWE will have planned for Asuka once she does return to WWE television. After all, fans are already invested in her storyline already. Keep checking back with Ringside News for more.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

Subhojeet is a professional wrestling fan for over 22 years. He got captivated by the sport during the Monday Night Wars and has a passion for it ever since. He also enjoys TV shows, movies, anime, novels and music, which broadens his perspective and appreciation for wrestling. He is a knowledgeable and respected voice in the industry.

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