WWE has revealed that current NXT Women’s Champion Asuka has relinquished her title due to the injury she suffered on NXT Takeover: Brooklyn III. Below is the official press release sent by WWE regarding it:
Asuka relinquishes NXT Women’s Title
NXT Women’s Champion Asuka relinquished her title to NXT General Manager William Regal tonight at Full Sail University in Orlando, Fla. After her dominant performance and historic 500-plus day reign as NXT Women’s Champion, The Empress of Tomorrow looks to her future for new opportunities in WWE, though no specific details are known at this time. Her reign will officially end on the date that her historic announcement airs.
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— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) August 25, 2017