Asuka Claims A Unique Piece of History After Winning RAW Women’s Champion

Published 05/13/2020, 5:10 AM EDT

Asuka was made the RAW Women’s Champion after Becky Lynch relinquished her title. The newly crowned Superstar is only the second woman in history to win all 4 WWE championships in her career. Except for Bayley, Asuka is the only woman to win the RAW, SmackDown, NXT, and Tag Team championships.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Asuka, The Unexpected Champion

Becky Lynch relinquished her title after her 498-day reign, following her surprise pregnancy announcement. The title, stuffed away in the Money In The Bank briefcase, was won by Asuka the night before in the Ladder Match. The former champion gladly gave up her belt as Asuka had won the Money In The Bank main event and deserved the title for her win.

A long list of wins

The Japanese Superstar won the NXT Women’s Championship in 2015. She managed to submit Bayley for the Championship, holding it for a record-setting 510 days. No other Superstar had held the title for so long in WWE history. The reign surpassed even Rockin Robin’s 501 day WWF Championship reign. 

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Asuka had been the SmackDown Women’s Champion after winning a triple threat match in 2018. Moreover, she had entered the championship match by winning the Battle Royale held previously. Asuka beat Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair and won the SmackDown Women’s Championship. The 38-year-old pro-wrestling veteran defended her title against the likes of Mandy Rose, Naomi, and Becky Lynch. She, however, lost the title to Charlotte Flair after a 100-day reign.

 

Asuka, longest-reigning NXT Women’s Champion.

She also snagged the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship with Kairi Sane against long-standing rivals Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Asuka has proven time and time again that she can be the best in a very talented pool of performers. She has joined the rank of only one other female superstar, with her extensive list of wins. Her victory over 5 of her peers in the Money In The Bank Ladder Match proves that she can perform against the strongest. Given her stellar track record of winning belts and defending them, we can expect Asuka to stay around for a long time.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE :

ADVERTISEMENT

Srinthan Hampi

189 articles

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT