The news of the week and probably also of the month, as is obvious, was the huge announcement made by Becky Lynch during the Monday Night Raw episode aired last Monday, with which The Man revealed to colleagues, friends and fans of being pregnant, thus having to sell their title that had not been lost in Asuka's hands for over a year, after her victory in the Money in the Bank the night before, which as revealed to Raw was not only valid for the briefcase but just for the title of Raw champion.
What many did not understand, however, is that at the moment the Japanese champion seems to have entered the ranks of the baby-faces of the red show, after a heel period with teammate Kairi Sane. Shayna Baszler will have her sights set on Asuka’s title.
Nia Jax is also on RAW and she was going to face Becky Lynch at Money In The Bank, but plans changed. Asuka has finally become the face of the women’s division after a long time. It will be interesting to see how she is booked.
Asuka is also a former SmackDown Women's Champion, Women's Tag Team Champion (with Kairi Sane) and the 2020 Women's Money in the Bank ladder match winner, making her the first to win both the women's Royal Rumble and Money in the Bank matches.
Following her Raw Women's Championship win, Asuka became the third Women's Triple Crown Champion and the second Women's Grand Slam Champion. In December 2015, Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter stated that Urai "may be the best worker in WWE, man or woman"
In 2017, Asuka became the first Japanese wrestler to top Pro Wrestling Illustrated's (PWI) annual PWI Female 50 list. Her techniques include various kicks and submission holds, leading to a reputation for a stiff wrestling style.