A Defining Moment in The Women’s Wrestling Revolution!
Since debuting with the company in 2015 the NXT Women’s Champion Asuka has been on the warpath. The Empress of Tomorrow has yet to be pinned or submitted in the WWE and after nearly two years of active competition, Asuka has collected quite a few wins. A few months ago Asuka, the WWE and Goldberg himself began teasing the possibility of her breaking Bill’s legendary streak.
After the WWE purchased its competition, WCW they recognized its greatest creation and his winning streak. Bill Goldberg’s streak is officially recognized as 173-0. According to CagesideSeats.com Asuka’s streak reached 177-0 when she beat Nikki Cross and Ruby Riot at NXT Takeover: Chicago.
Though not recognizing this milestone at first, Asuka herself posted about her great accomplishment on Twitter Wednesday afternoon.
— ASUKA / 明日華 (@WWEAsuka) May 24, 2017
Goldberg was quick to show his support and congratulated Asuka in a tweet of his own. The mutual respect between the two of them is easily one of the best parts of this story. Goldberg wrestled what could be his last match at WrestleMania this year.
— Bill Goldberg (@Goldberg) May 25, 2017
Who is Asuka you ask?
For those who are unfamiliar with Asuka’s work, she an enigmatic personality best known for her devastating kicks. On April 1st, 2015 Asuka beat Bailey for the NXT Women’s Championship and has held it ever since. She holds strong title defenses against current Raw Superstars Bailey, Nia Jax, and Mickey James. She got her start in Japan in the early 2000s when she decided to switch career paths from graphic designer to one of wrestling’s all-time greats.
It’s a great time to be a fan of women in wrestling. On top of Asuka’s unprecedented dominance, the ladies on Raw and SmackDown are more than holding their own. WWE has also announced an upcoming women’s tournament brilliantly called the Mae Young Classic. Fans have never before witnessed so much great talent so prominently featured. The change in how WWE presents women is not only empowering but also adds some much-needed depth to their product.
Congratulations Asuka, you deserve it!
What do you think of Asuka’s record-breaking moment? Who would you like to see her face in the future? Let us know in the comments!