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Some Video of WWE Star Asuka Viral on Social Media

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Some Video of WWE Star Asuka Viral on Social Media

Kanako Urai was born in September 26, 1981, is a Japanese professional wrestler currently signed to WWE, where she is a free agent performing under the ring name Asuka.

Previously known as Kana, she started her professional wrestling career in 2004 in the AtoZ promotion, where she remained until retiring in 2006. She returned to the ring in 2007, starting to work as a freelancer for promotions such as JWP Joshi Puroresu, NEO Japan Ladies Pro-Wrestling, Pro Wrestling Wave, Reina Joshi Puroresu, Smash and Wrestling New Classic. Her achievements include winning the JWP Openweight Championship, Smash Diva Championship and Wave Tag Team Championship.

In 2015, Urai signed a developmental deal with WWE, making her the first Japanese female wrestler signed with the company in over 20 years. She won the NXT Women’s Championship in 2016 (with her reign of 510 days being the longest in that title’s history), and was moved to the WWE main roster in 2017. In 2018, she was the inaugural winner of the Women’s Royal Rumble Match. She is also a former two-time Raw Women’s Champion, SmackDown Women’s Champion, two-time WWE Women’s Tag Team Champion (with Kairi Sane and Charlotte Flair; the first woman to win this title with two different partners), and the 2020 Women’s Money in the Bank ladder match winner. Following her first Raw Women’s Championship win, Asuka became the third Women’s Triple Crown Champion and the second Women’s Grand Slam Champion.

Urai has also worked as a freelance graphic designer and video game journalist and through her work with Microsoft she has been sponsored by the company, wearing an Xbox 360 logo on her gear. Since 2019, she has her own YouTube channel KanaChanTV focused on gaming and lifestyle content.

Urai, working originally as a graphic designer, decided to find a new career in professional wrestling after becoming a fan of the likes of Keiji Mutoh, Satoru Sayama, Yoshiaki Fujiwara, Antonio Inoki, Akira Maeda, Nobuhiko Takada, Masakatsu Funaki, Volk Han and Minoru Suzuki. Trained by Yuki Ishikawa, Urai adopted the ring name Kana and made her professional wrestling debut for all female promotion AtoZ on June 16, 2004, in a match against Leo-na. She spent the first part of her career with AtoZ, before suddenly retiring due to chronic nephritis on March 19, 2006. During her time away from the ring, Urai opened her own graphic design agency. After spending a year and a half away from professional wrestling, Urai made a comeback on September 22, 2007, and worked as a freelancer for promotion such as Ice Ribbon, JWP Joshi Puroresu, NEO Japan Ladies Pro-Wrestling, Pro Wrestling Wave and Pro Wrestling Zero1 while also forming the Passion Red stable with Nanae Takahashi, Natsuki☆Taiyo, Ray and Yumiko Hotta in NEO, which would become her new home promotion. On October 10, 2009, Kana teamed with Takahashi to defeat Hiroyo Matsumoto and Kyoko Inoue for the NEO Tag Team Championship, Kana’s first professional wrestling title. They held the title for two months before losing it to Ayumi Kurihara and Yoshiko Tamura on December 31, 2009. On January 24, 2010, Kana quit Passion Red.

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