Asuka secured her place at Wrestlemania with victory in the Women’s Elimination Chamber match this past weekend, but also sealed her place in the history books by setting an impressive record
Asuka makes history at Elimination Chamber
‘The Empress Of Tomorrow’ will face Raw Women’s Champion Bianca Belair at Wrestlemania in Los Angeles this April thanks to an impressive Elimination Chamber victory after outlasting Carmella, Liv Morgan, Natalya, Nikki Cross and Raquel Rodriguez in Montreal.
Not only did she secure her spot at the show of shows, but also set a remarkable new record in becoming the first female in WWE history to win the Royal Rumble, Money In The Bank and Elimination Chamber matches.
She adds her name an illustrious list of stars who have completed the trio of victories, joining John Cena, Brock Lesnar, Randy Orton and Edge in reaching the milestone.
The Japanese Superstar has embarked upon a Hall Of Famer worthy career since debuting on NXT in September 2015, defeating Dana Brooke during her in-ring bow at NXT TakeOver: Respect in October of that year.
Victory over Bayley at NXT TakeOver: Dallas in 2016 saw Asuka lift the NXT Women’s Championship and embark upon a remarkable 510 days reign, surpassing both Goldberg’s winning streak and Rockin’ Robin’s 502 day WWE Women’s Championship stint before a broken collarbone forced her to relinquish the title.
Following a main roster call up to the Raw brand in September 2017, Asuka would enter the first ever Women’s Royal Rumble in 2018, last eliminating Nikki Bella to secure a match with Charlotte Flair at Wrestlemania 34 in New Orleans. Flair would go on to win the match, ending Asuka’s 914 day undefeated streak in WWE.
A switch to SmackDown came as part of the 2018 Superstar Shake-Up, and a first SmackDown Women’s Title was secured before several months teaming with compatriot Kairi Sane as ‘The Kabuki Warriors’ culminated with them winning the SmackDown Women’s Tag Team Championship from Nikki Cross and Alexa Bliss at the 2019 Hell In A Cell event.
Asuka would go solo once more after the duo dropped the titles to Bliss and Cross at Wrestlemania 36 and hit the headlines once more with victory in the women’s Money In The Bank match at the 2020 Premium Live Event of the same name, famously held on the roof of WWE’s Global Headquarters in Stamford, Connecticut during the global pandemic.