DATELINE: SEPT. 7, 2015 – FULL SAIL UNIVERSITY – ORLANDO, FL
WWE signs Asuka to a Developmental Deal
After appearing at the first NXT TAKEOVER: BROOKLYN as a member of the audience, Asuka (Kanako Urai)offcially inks a deal with World Wrestling Entertainment, and the company announces her addition to the roster in a press conference the next day.
Asuka debuted at the NXT taping just two days later Just seven months after her debut match, Asuka defeated Bayley for the NXT Women’s Championship. She held the title until this week. She vacated the championship and handed over the belt after a 510 day reign, due to an injury she suffered at NXT TAKOVER: BROOKLYN III.