WWE Superstar Asuka Reveals Why She Almost Gave up on Her Wrestling Dreams Once

Published 05/14/2021, 11:16 AM EDT


A lot of people dream about becoming a WWE Superstar, but not everybody fulfills their dream. Wrestling requires a powerful mind along with a powerful body. The former women’s champion, Asuka, revealed how she almost gave up on her dream of wrestling.

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Asuka tells her story

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In an interview with ET Canada, the former Raw women’s champion, Asuka, narrated her own story. She revealed that when she was 16 years old, she wanted to be a WWE superstar.

One day, she went up to her mother and asked if she could become a WWE superstar. To her absolute shock, her mother refused, and she said that Asuka has to go to college!

Along with her mother, Asuka also told her high school teacher about her dream of becoming a WWE superstar. Asuka revealed that her teacher laughed and said, ‘Don’t be silly.’

“I had no choice, I gave up on my dream once. I went to college and after graduating from college, I started training, I couldn’t give up on my dream. My friends gave me confidence, ‘You can do it, you can do it!’ I called a wrestling company in Tokyo. I left my hometown of Osaka, Japan. Now I am a WWE superstar. Don’t give up on your dream!” continued Asuka.

Asuka retired early into her career because of Nephritis, an inflammation of the kidneys. Ironically, it was apparently Asuka’s mother who urged her to fight through.

“I had a problem, but I want to entertain people. It’s my goal. My mother told me I have to fight again.”

A cultural exchange

‘The Empress of Tomorrow’ also shared some of her favorite parts of Japanese culture that included anime and cuisine.

“The graphics are beautiful and sound good. The stories are so good. I’m always watching anime and movies, but also I love American dramas. I think it’s important to enjoy and share and respect each others’ cultures.”

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What are your thoughts on Asuka’s struggle? Did her perseverance inspire you? Comment down below and let us know!

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Aditya Pran Mahanta

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Aditya Pran Mahanta is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports, who is currently pursuing his Bachelor of Arts degree. Being a sports fanatic, he has played at the state level badminton in his younger years but his love for WWE overtook all other passions. Being a decade-long wrestling fan, he relishes the older wrestlers and wishes that the newer generation had the same Edge. He is a passionate fan of Rey Mysterio for his high flying style, Edge for being The Ultimate Opportunist, and Razor Ramon because nobody messes with the Bad Guy!

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