Asuka Made History At WWE Elimination Chamber
The accolades keep piling up for Asuka in WWE as she made history yet again at the Elimination Chamber Premium Live Event.
It was another history-making performance for the face-painted Japanese superstar at WWE Elimination Chamber in Montreal. Asuka entered the Women’s Elimination Chamber match in the coveted sixth spot in a match that also included Nikki Cross, Raquel Rodriguez, Natalya, Liv Morgan and Carmella. While Carmella thought she might win, it was Asuka’s time to pick up the big victory.
As a reward for her win, Asuka will go on to WrestleMania 39 on April 1st or April 2nd to challenge Bianca Belair for the Raw Women’s Champion. Belair has held the Raw Women’s Championship since last year’s WrestleMania.
The history that Asuka made at Elimination Chamber was that she became the first woman in WWE history that won the Royal Rumble, Money in the Bank and Elimination Chamber.
When WWE decided to do a Women’s Royal Rumble for the first time in 2018, they were in the main event of that show and the Empress of Tomorrow was the winner of that match.
Money in the Bank 2020 was a very unique match that took place at WWE headquarters because COVID-19 meant there weren’t fans able to attend WWE shows. Asuka ended up winning the Women’s Money in the Bank match and was given the Raw Women’s Title soon after Becky Lynch had to relinquish it due to being pregnant.
In addition to those accolades, the 41-year-old formerly known as Kana is a two-time Smackdown Women’s Champion, one-time Raw Women’s Champion and a three-time Women’s Tag team Champion with three different partners – Kairi Sane, Alexa Bliss and Charlotte Flair.
Asuka also still holds the record for the longest NXT Women’s Title reign at a recognized number of 522 days. She also never lost a singles match in her NXT career.
WWE has also congratulated Asuka on her history-making performance at Elimination Chamber.
Congratulations @WWEAsuka on making history at #WWEChamber last night! pic.twitter.com/9fUKxYBqJ8
— WWE (@WWE) February 19, 2023