In an interview with Tufayel Ahmed of Newsweek to promote next weekend’s WWE NXT Takeover: Brooklyn III live special, WWE NXT Women’s Champion Asuka discussed her lengthy reign as WWE NXT Women’s Champion, adjusting to life in America and more.
Highlights of the interview are below:
On making history in the WWE: “When I decided to sign a contract with WWE, I decided two things. I was determined not only to win, but to leave records, that is something I feel like I can do as a return for hiring me.”
On changing women’s wrestling in the WWE: “I wanted to change women’s wrestling in WWE. In wrestling, men and women do the same thing, but sometimes the men look more powerful and more impressive. I am trying my best to fill the gap between men and women.”
On adjusting to life in America: “It was my first time living in the U.S., but they were so supportive. The language was a big wall for me, I’m still struggling and driving is an issue. When I was in Japan, I didn’t have to drive all the time, but here in Florida, you have to drive all the time, but American people are very friendly, cheerful and kind to me, so I’m really thankful to the American people.”
The interview is available in full at this link.