Asuka Claims Promotion Only Exists “To Defeat” Her


WWE star Asuka thinks one promotion only exists to tear her down.

Asuka is one of the most decorated female stars in WWE history having held the NXT Women’s, WWE Women’s Tag Team, Raw Women’s, SmackDown Women’s, and WWE Women’s Championships during her eight years with the company.

Before joining WWE, Asuka had a successful career in her native Japan working for the likes of Pro Wrestling Wave and DDT Pro before heading to the United States.

What did Asuka say about Stardom?

Now Asuka has given an insight into why she might have chosen to leave Japan in a series of responses to a fan on social media who has since deleted their Tweet where the WWE star claimed the Japanese fan hated her because she didn’t play their games:

“I don’t flatter anyone. Even in Japan, the media hated me because I don’t flatter the media. In Japan, everyone was flirting with the media except me. I fought the media alone to take care of my fans. That’s why some of the Japanese media still hate me. That’s why I’ve always been a freelancer. And Everyone in Japan knows I am anti-Joshi Pro. Always.”

Asuka then took aim at Stardom, the all-women promotion founded in 2010, and says it was only created to “defeat” her:

“The former editor-in-chief of Pro Wrestling Weekly has made this point on several occasions. That is, Stardom is an organization that was created to defeat me. It is an organization that was created to destroy me personally. But they failed to defeat me. I don’t know what happened to them after that because I came to America.”

Asuka then turned her attention back to the media and says she has had to constantly battle her critics back home:

“The media could not bring me down when I came to America. They must have really wanted me to fail. I am used to it because I have been fighting my critics alone since my days in Japan. But now that I am here, I have comrades in arms. Charlotte, Becky, HHH and… I’ve walked alone in the wilderness all my life, and here I have an oasis. To the Asuka antis, I say, beat me up on the Internet all you want. I grab everything.”

“When I became champion, one media outlet asked wrestling fans, “Do you think it is good enough to be champion? “Do you think it deserves to be champion?” Compare me to other people. Do you think my abilities are inferior? Can you believe that? I was always fighting that media all by myself.”

Asuka has since taken to social media again to wish good luck to anyone in Stardom and notes that it’s now a very different company than the one she knew when it was founded:

“What I just said is in the past. It was before I came to America. Now the organization has changed and there are few players I know. So, I don’t know anything about it, and good luck to everyone who’s trying their best. I’m especially concerned about Syuri and Shirakawa, that’s all.”

Asuka lost her WWE Women’s Championship at SummerSlam to Bianca Belair in a triple threat match which also featured Charlotte Flair. Belair only held the title for a matter of moments as IYO SKY soon appeared to cash in her Money In The Bank contract and claim the championship for herself.

SKY and her Damage CTRL partners Bayley and Dakota Kai made their presence felt again on SmackDown when they interrupted Asuka’s bout with Flair as they attacked both women leading to a no contest.