Asuka (Wrestler)

Quick Facts About Kanako Urai
Celebrated Name Asuka
Age 42 years old
Nick Name Asuka
Birth Name Kanako Urai
Birth Date 1981-09-26
Gender Female
Profession Japanese professional wrestler
Nationality Japanese
Place of Birth Osaka, Osaka Prefecture, Japan
Famous for WWE Network
Horoscope Libra
Education Osaka University of Arts Junior College
Net Worth 1 million USD
Marital Status Single
Height 5 feet and 3 inches
Weight 62 kg
Body Measurement 36-32-36 inches
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Dark Red

Who is Asuka?

She is a professional wrestler who is best known for being signed with WWE Network and appears under the SmackDown brand in her ring name “Asuka.” At present, she is the SmackDown Women’s Champion. Apart from that, she also is a businesswoman, model, video game journalist, and graphic designer.

What is Asuka Famous for?

Asuka is best known by the stage name “Asuka” as the titleholder of the first Women’s Royal Rumble match and was able to earn the name of “Longest undefeated streak in WWE history.”

Where was Asuka Born?

Asuka is Japanese by nationality who was born as Kanako Urai in 1981 and her place of birth is in Osaka, Osaka, Japan. Asuka is believed to have been grown up in her home country with her parents. Information regarding her parents is still not revealed yet. Her religion is not known yet and her zodiac sign is Libra. She was an active child with a deep interest in wrestling and sports from an early age.  She was a student at the Osaka University of Arts Junior College from where she completed her graduation. She has a sports background in figure skating as well as badminton before entering into the world of wrestling.

How is Asuka's Career?

Asuka initially worked as a contributor for XBOX magazine and also used to work for Nintendo DS as a graphic designer. On June 16, 2004, Asuka made her debut in the professional wrestling world appearing in AtoZ under the ring name Kana. Asuka wrestled there for a couple of years but has to get retired because of a chronic nephritis injury on March 19, 2006. She made her comeback as a freelance wrestler on September 22, 2007, playing for various promotions including NEO Japan Ladies Pro Wrestling, Ice Ribbon, Pro Wrestling Zero1, JWP Joshi Puroresu, and Pro Wrestling Wave. 

 On October 10, 2009, she turned as the winner of the NEO Tag Team Championship sharing with Takahashi. After that, Asuka went for fighting on various promotions like Toryumon Mexico’s DragonMania VII, DDT Pro-Wrestling promotion, Smash promotion,  Pro Wrestling Noah and much more. On September 23, 2015, she made her debut appearance and got the win from her debut match on October 7 at NXT TakeOver: Respect against Dana.  She continued to earn victories in her account and also turned as the main roster performer Cameron. Asuka in 2016, earned the NXT Women’s Championship which she had to relinquish at the August 24 NXT tapings due to the breaking of her right collarbone. 

Asuka made her return to WWE to the RAW brand. Her signing with the brand was revealed on September 11, 2017, She became the winner of the SmackDown Women’s Championship in a match against Lynch and Flair who were pushed off a ladder by Ronda Rousey. In January 2019. Asuka and Becky were set for a title match at the Royal Rumble on which she retained her title through submission making her women's champion. 

What are Asuka's Achievements?

Asuka has achieved a huge collection of honors and awards so far some of them are: Asuka was named as one of the greatest champions in WWE history as she held the NXT women's championship for 523 days in 2016. She is champion of several titles: Smash Diva Championship (2 times), Smash Diva Championship Tournament (2011), Ranked No. 5 in the Top 10 Women's Wrestlers of the year in 2018[315][316] WWE, WWE SmackDown Women's Championship (1 time), Mixed Match Challenge (Season 1) – with The Miz, Women's Royal Rumble (2018), NXT Year-End Award (3 times), Female Competitor of the Year (2016, 2017), Overall Competitor of the Year (2017) and many more.

What is Asuka's Net Worth?

WWE wrestler Asuka has an estimated net worth of 1 million USD. Her international earning is net $169.8 million. She mainly earns from her wrestling career. Apart from that, she has worked as a graphic designer and a writer for Xbox Magazine. Also, shed to own a hair salon which was called  “Another Heaven in Yokohama.” she has also done an endorsement for Microsoft.

How is Asuka's Personal Life?

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 to know about her affairs and relationship history. When Asuka would open the details of her love life, we would let you know.

How Tall is 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. She has a straight sexual orientation. 

The WWE star, Asuka is available on Instagram with profile id @wwe_asuka and on Twitter, @WWEAsuka where she has retained more than 1.3 million and 423k followers respectively. Her official Facebook page has id @AsukaLock where she is active with more than 288k followers.

Facts About Asuka

  • #1Asuka is also identified with any of these ring names Kana, Kana-him, Skull Reaper Kana, The Empress of Tomorrow, etc.
  • #2Asuka's name has a meaning in parts as 'Asu' stands for 'fly' and 'ka' stands for 'Bird'. which means to reach a higher plane.
  • #3She runs a hair salon 'Another Heaven' in the Japanese city of Yokohama.
  • #4Asuka is also an occasional video game journalist. she reportedly writes articles for XBOX360 magazine.
  • #5According to some online sources, the Japanese professional WWE wrestler is trained by Yuki Ishikawa.
  • #6Asuka turned as the first Japanese wrestler to be included on the annual PWI Female 50 list in 2017. She is appreciated by the viewers for her outstanding kicks and submission holds.
  • #7In addition to wrestling, she has also garnered the experience of serving as a video game journalist and freelance graphic designer. As per some online sources, she has also worked for other mobile applications. She was a great fan of numbers of legend wrestlers and grew up watching the actions of Satoru Sayama, Nobuhiko Takada, Keiji Mutoh, Yoshiaki Fujiwara, Antonio Inoki, Minoru Suzuki, and Volk Han.
  • #8She defeated wrestler Emma in a match at NXT TakeOver: London on December 16.
  • #9Asuka has over 8 billion views on youtube.