In the modern era of the WWE, CM Punk used to hold the record for the longest reign with a solo championship. During his tenure as the WWE champion, he grabbed the title over a span of three different years. In combined, the championship reign lasted for 434 days.
Punk captured the title in the Survivor Series 2011 and defended it successfully for the whole next year. In the Royal Rumble event in 2013, The Rock was the one to dethrone him from his title reign. That remained intact until the NXT women’s champion has surpassed it, recently.
Asuka has now become the longest reigning champion in the modern era overtaking Punk, this past week. The way she is going, it’s only a matter of time that she will conquer the New Day’s record’ as well. They held the tag team championships for 483 days.
The Empress of Tomorrow has captured the NXT women’s title by defeating Bayley on April 1st, 2016 at the NXT Takeover: Dallas event. Since then, she has defended the championship against numerous female talents present in the locker room, successfully.
In addition to that, she is also undefeated in the developmental territory ever since her debut. In the recent past, she also demolished the record of Goldberg, undefeated streak of 173 matches and is going forward, retaining it.
Considering that she is not leaving NXT, at least until this year’s Takeover event at Brooklyn, it is unlikely that she will receive a pinfall, until then. So, at one point she will cross the 200 mark, eventually alongside the championship reign of almost 500 days.
Asuka is being considered as one of the most gifted in-ring technicians of all time. With the creative backing her so much in the NXT division, it’s just a matter of time that she emerges to the main roster in the near future.
The speculations suggest that a spot is reserved for her in the Smackdown locker room and she will make her entry following the Summerslam PPV. The women’s division in the blue brand is lacking a big name in order to match it up with Charlotte and Asuka would be the perfect choice to make it up.