This week’s episode of NXT on the WWE Network episode saw undefeated NXT Women’s Champion Asuka relinquish her title. Asuka is recovering from a collarbone injury sustained at NXT Takeover: Brooklyn III, but the storyline is that she is looking to pursue other challenges in WWE.
WWE is recognizing Asuka’s reign at 523 days – from April 1st, 2016 (when she won the title from Bayley at Takeover: Dallas) through September 6, 2017.
It was also noted that she and NXT General Manager William Regal are currently negotiating for her call-up to RAW or SmackDown. Regal praises Asuka as an incredible champion for defending the title for 523 days and says he doesn’t see that happening ever again. Regal says he’s got a lot of thinking to do about the future because someone deserves a chance at the title and he needs to think about the best way to do that.
Regal promises an announcement to come soon.
With Asuka’s main roster debut on the horizon, WWE COO Triple H thanked the Empress of Tomorrow for a memorable championship reign.
— Triple H (@TripleH) September 7, 2017