Asuka On Breaking Records, Triple H, Who She Still Wants To Face In WWE

NXT Women’s Champion Asuka recently spoke to Newsweek and below are some highlights from the interview:

Her goals in WWE:

“When I decided to sign a contract with WWE, I decided two things. I was determined not only to win, but to leave [breaking] records. That is something I feel like I can do as a return to WWE [for hiring me].”

Bridging the gap between men and women in WWE:

When I got the call from WWE, I asked them why they picked me, and they told me, ‘Among all the women’s wrestlers, you’re the one we want to pick.’ I felt a lot of expectation. I felt I had to do my best to [prove I’m the best to] them. I wanted to change women’s wrestling in WWE. In wrestling, men and women do the same thing, but sometimes the men look more powerful and more impressive. I am trying my best to fill the gap between men and women.”

Her relationship with Triple H:

“I have a big trust in him. Whenever I have an idea, I always talk to him. He always gives me amazing advice.”

Who she wants to face in WWE:

“I don’t use the words ‘respect’ or ‘admire’ toward my opponents, but I’m interested to have matches with Sasha and Charlotte. Those two women I’ve never faced before.”

Asuka will defend her NXT Women’s Championship against Ember Moon at NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn III on August 19th at the Barclays Center.