WWE 2K has continued to reveal the roster and the ratings for WWE 2K19 and Asuka's number has dropped compared to last year's game.
The release of WWE 2K19 is now less than a month away so as usual at this time of year, information about the upcoming game is coming at us thick and fast. The roster is gradually being revealed, and it seems as if it will once again break the record for the biggest ever, and along with it some of the Superstar's ratings.
When it comes to any games of this nature, ratings can be a touchy subject. NFL players have been offended and outspoken about their ratings on Madden in the past, as have soccer players featured on FIFA. While wrestlers don't tend to take their video game ratings quite as seriously, you know that some of them will be keeping an eye on what 2K thinks of them.
One Superstar who might not be too pleased with the latest batch of ratings released by 2K will be Asuka. Even though The Empress is the highest rated female of the batch with 84, beating the likes of Shayna Baszler (81) and Ruby Riott (80), that's a full three ratings lower than where she landed last year. On WWE 2K18 Asuka was the highest rated female wrestler on the game with an impressive 87.
It's really not a surprise that Asuka's rating has dropped considering where she is now compared to this time last year. The former NXT Women's Champion was yet to debut on the main roster and therefore had not lost her undefeated streak. Since losing to Charlotte Flair at WrestleMania 34, Asuka has fallen off the map a little. Her appearance on last week's SmackDown Live was her first in almost two months and she still hasn't held a title on either of WWE's major shows.
Hopefully, the future is bright for Asuka. However, it hasn't exactly been all bad for the Japanese Superstar in the past year. She did win the first ever all-female Royal Rumble match after all. While it's not definite right now, it's unlikely that Asuka will be able to boast that she's the highest rated woman for the second year in a row. Flair, Alexa Bliss, and Trish Stratus will probably surpass her in that regard this time around.