If you are not watching NXT then you are missing out on NXT Women’s Champion Asuka. She has not lost a match since debuting with WWE in September 2015. Asuka has victories over Dana Brooke, Bayley, Nia Jax, and many others and she has been booked as an unstoppable athlete similar to the way WCW booked Bill Goldberg during his first year and a half with the company. The commentators on NXT haven’t really made a huge deal over Asuka’s undefeated streak which is why it may come as a surprise to most of us that she is now 149-0. Goldberg was 173-0 (the number was inflated by WCW so the legit number is less than that) before he was defeated by Kevin Nash at Starrcade 1998.
There is plenty of time between now and NXT Takeover: Orlando and, if WWE wanted, they could position Asuka so that she would have to win her match in Orlando to either tie or break Goldberg’s streak. It would be a nice added hook for the show if they decided to go in that direction. Asuka will be working several live events over the next month or so so it won’t he hard to get her up to 173 wins.
Asuka is scheduled to take on another undefeated woman at Takeover: Orlando. Ember Moon has not lost a match since she made her debut at Takeover: Brooklyn II last August and she is the next in line for a title shot. The NXT crew has done an excellent job at protecting her so this upcoming match with Asuka will feel extra special. One of the things that WWE has done with NXT is that they’ve gone back to basics with their booking. People like Bobby Roode and Asuka do not wrestle every week. You also never see them get pinned and they are treated as larger than life. They also save most of the big match-ups for the Takeover shows. It will be interesting to see what happens with Asuka at Takeover: Orlando. If she loses then that will raise questions on her NXT future. She’s been there for over a year and a half and she would be a great asset for the main roster. A loss to Ember Moon could be seen as a passing of the torch and a step up for Asuka if it means that she’ll be moved up to Raw or Smackdown Live.
As seen in the tweet below, Bill Goldberg took notice of her undefeated streak and congratulated her. Asuka replied to his tweet.
— Bill Goldberg (@Goldberg) February 25, 2017
— ASUKA / 明日華 (@WWEAsuka) February 25, 2017