Ever since Asuka relinquished her NXT title, she has been one of the most anticipated NXT call-ups to the main roster. Finally, the past Monday night on Raw, it was announced that she would be coming to the WWE and would be heading to the red brand. But when will she make her debut?
Asuka relinquished her title at NXT because of a broken collarbone. So, she obviously won't be able to premiere until she is all healed up. One rumor had her making her debut at the Raw pay-per-view Tables, Ladders & Chairs at the end of October. However, Dave Melter, of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, thinks that November is more likely, stating:
“It was announced on TV this week that Asuka will be joining the Raw brand, which means rivalries with Bliss, Jax, and Banks are on the horizon. She should be starting there around November. When they made the decision to bring her up, there was discussion given to both rosters and it was up in the air until recently.
The WWE will want to wait until The Empress of Tomorrow is fully recovered rather than have her get into the ring at less than 100 percent. But, whether that is October or November, it appears her first feud will be with Emma.
At the No Mercy pay-per-view coming up on Sept. 24, 2017, and the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California Alexa Bliss will be defending her championship belt in a fatal four-way against Sasha Banks, Nia Jax, and Emma.
Initially, it was thought that Emma was added to the match so that she could take the pin and allow for both Jax and Banks to look strong. But maybe that isn’t the case.
Cageside Seats is reporting on a rumor that has Emma not taking the pin in the fatal four-way because she is going to be Asuka’s first feud on the main roster and they want Emma looking as strong as possible when going up against the woman who reigned as NXT champion for an incredible, record-setting 523 days and holds the record for the longest ever unbeaten streak as well.