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Possible reason why Asuka hasn’t been getting a push lately


The Empress of Tomorrow Asuka has been having a rough year so far. The former NXT Women’s Champion lost her winning streak at WrestleMania 34 and since then it has been a downward spiral for her.

Mike Johnson of the PWInsider, revealed on the latest episode of his podcast that an obvious flaw in Asuka’s work might be the reason why she’s been so underutilized lately.

Johnson claimed that there’s a lot of things they might have in stores for her but all that is kept on hold because of Asuka’s inability of speaking the English language. He said that Vince McMahon wants his workers to be able to cut a good promo, a department that Asuka fails in terribly.

Only time will tell if Asuka will be able to reclaim her lost glory or if her promo skills will land her trouble. Either way, the Empress of Tomorrow is one of the finest workers in the world today with a ring work like no other.


  • StocktonJoe

    As others here have noted, if her lack of English language skills are holding her back, pair her with a good talker like Paul Heyman. But, since Brock Lesnar cannot cut a promo worth a tinker’s darn, I don’t think that’s the reason. To paraphrase the shoe company, just don’t do it. Don’t buy paper views. Don’t watch the product. And, I am no longer going to. WWE doesn’t care. I get that. All I can do, is not buy their product.

  • Mike the Ike

    She’s been with WWE for three years now. IF WWE isn’t pushing her because she can’t speak English that well then my question is why hasn’t WWE been giving her English lessons since day one she was with the company? Now, maybe they have, but I doubt it.

  • Kristopher Robinson

    Then give her a manager lol. Heyman, Bishoff, Jim Cornette, etc.

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  • Matthew Carter

    If her English is suffering, then there is a simple solution- pair her with Paul Heyman. The man is a genuis on the mic. Look at him and Brock- Heyman does the talking, Brock does the ass kicking. It would do wonders for Asuka- Heyman does the talking, Asuka does the ass kicking.

  • BiggEZ

    If her inability to speak English is keeping her from being a champion, then WWE should just let her out of her contract so that she can move on and possibly go back to Japan.

  • Keith Learmonth

    I suspect HHH has nothing to do with it. He clearly had enough faith to give her the longest title reign in modern WWE. (Soon to be second longest, as Pete Dunne is about to surpass it.)

  • Rinn13

    Funny, her poor Enlgish was just fine with the fans. And why give her such a strong push, having her win the FIRST EVER WOMEN’S ROYAL RUMBLE, that promoted endlessly, only for her to lose at WM and be buried since?

    Vince, HHH, and the WWE are morons.

  • ROB-1.

    This is what the WWE does. Bring wrestlers on to the main roster give them a push, then forget about them.