– Nikkan Sports lately interviewed WWE Superstar and Raw women’s champion Asuka, who discussed her profession and the distinction involving women’s wrestling in the US for WWE and Japan. Under are some highlights (through Google Translate).
Asuka on WWE strengthening their women’s division in 2015: “When I came in (Autumn 2015), there was no word for ‘Diva,’ and female athletes had been also recognized as ‘Superstars.’ I believed this was my mission. When I was just coming to WWE, I played the principal function at the NXT competitors numerous occasions. It was mentioned that it was genuinely incredible! It was uncommon for a female player to seem in the principal at WWE, but now I am left to the principal of PPV and Television broadcasting. Is not it a single of the 1st motivations to get started closing the gender gap in WWE?”
Her thoughts on the variations involving women’s wrestling in Japan and the US: “When I was in Japan, there weren’t a lot of ladies coming to see me, so it was genuinely good to be a fan. At that time, I was conscious of attempting to enhance the quantity of fans who are watching male skilled wrestling. The planet of female skilled wrestling is like a tiny village. I was pondering of acquiring the fans to be fans, and I believed that if they didn’t turn out to be satisfied players, they wouldn’t attain the level that would be accepted in the planet. I really feel that athletes with very good motor abilities have a tendency to be evaluated specially in Japan, but there is no point for getting recognized in WWE. You can do such a issue, you can do that, alone in the United States I imply, it is like if you are a fan of the planet. It is critical that you are trendy and have a robust individuality. Of course, wrestling technologies is needed, but the atmosphere and humanity that attracts fans are critical. WWE has wrestling technologies and there are pretty a couple of men and women who can move but are not common at all. In Japan, men and women with careers are wonderful, but right here men and women are the most common.”