There was a report floating around on Monday that former NXT Women's Champion Asuka will sign with the WWE main roster of Monday Night Raw once she recovers from the broken collarbone that she suffered this past summer, and it was confirmed later by the WWE.
WrestlingNews.co mentioned that James McKenna reported that Asuka will make her WWE debut during the TLC pay-per-view in Minnesota in October.
throwing it out there - from what i am hearing w/ recovery of her injury. first appearance for asuka is slated to be oct's TLC in Minnesota.— james mckenna (@chillhartman) August 25, 2017
Asuka will be making some appearances before she gets back into the ring. She will be appearing at an autograph signing on Oct.7, 2017, at 10 a.m. at the Adventureland Store in Vorhees Town Center in Vorhees, NJ for any fans located in the Southern New Jersey/Philadelphia area.
Asuka will also be heading home to Japan to appear at some SmackDown Live events on Sept. 16, 2017, in Osaka, Japan as well as on Sept. 17, 2017, in Shenzhen, China.
Joining Raw means that Asuka will get to face off with the likes of Alexa Bliss, Alicia Fox, Bayley, Dana Brooke, Emma, Mickie James, Nia Jax, Paige (if and when she returns), Sasha Banks, and Summer Rae. It will be very interesting and intriguing to see her work with some of Raw's top talent on such a big stage.
The 35-year-old Asuka is finally getting her chance to prove herself at the highest level of the sport of wrestling now that NXT general manager William Regal worked out a deal with Raw general manager Kurt Angle.
Asuka had a phenomenal run with NXT after holding the women's title for over the past 18 months. She also managed to beat Goldberg's win total as well after winning over 200 straight matches. Asuka is definitely ready to shine on Raw and will have a huge opportunity once she recovers from her current injury.
Not only is Asuka a great wrestler, but she's very talented as a graphic designer. She actually started her own company before fully committing herself to the sport of wrestling.
Asuka was drawn to wrestling as a huge fan of Keiji Mutoh, Satoru Sayama, Yoshiaki Fujiwara, Antonio Inoki, Akira Maeda, Nobuhiko Takada, Masakatsu Funaki, Volk Han and Minoru Suzuki. This led her to give up her graphic design career.