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Without a doubt, Asuka is one of the biggest names of Monday Night RAW’s women’s division. The former streak-holder in NXT arrived on the main roster to rack up Royal Rumble wins and championships. She is the holder of all the championships available on the main roster, that’s the RAW, Smackdown Women’s Championship, and the Women’s Tag Team Championships.

The Empress of Tomorrow was also the face of the women’s division on RAW throughout the pandemic where she held the Raw Women’s title and thereby carried the baton left by Becky Lynch. Many fans didn’t like the way Asuka was treated after dropping the RAW Women’s Championship. Plus, the fans are also unhappy over the fact that a prominent superstar like her has been absent from WWE programming in recent times.

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Asuka has been absent from WWE television since last year’s Money in the Bank pay-per-view. Speculations are all over the place regarding her actual status with the WWE since the company had never confirmed it. There’s also no proper update is available on when she will be making her return to the company.

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Asuka is still not physically fit to compete

It was previously reported by sources that the Japanese star was physically competent enough to wrestle, but WWE wasn’t using her since they’re yet to make creative plans for her. She called out that report as false on social media which signifies that she was legitimately injured.

Recently, a report suggested that the multi-time champion has been cleared for an in-ring return. But then the superstar herself took to Twitter and debunked the chances of her return in the near future.

”Let me know the percentage of news rumors that are correct.
Am I medically cleared? [thinking face emoji].
Not yet [sad face emoji],” she noted in multiple statements on Twitter.

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According to another previous report by Fightful Select, WWE did think of bringing in the top name for the women’s Royal Rumble match, but then dropped her name from the fray because they felt she wasn’t physically capable to be wrestling at the rumble match,

“Regarding several of the names discussed, we’re told that Asuka and Kairi Sane’s names were brought up, but WWE didn’t feel Asuka was physically ready, and that it was easier to bring in other talent than Kairi Sane.”

Arindam Pal

A WWE writer passionate about the sports.