Asuka (Wrestler) Height, Weight, Age, Affair, Biography & More

Asuka profile

Real NameKanako Urai
NicknameThe Empress of Tomorrow
ProfessionProfessional Wrestler
Physical Stats & More
Billed Heightin centimeters- 168 cm
in meters- 1.68 m
in feet inches- 5’ 6"
Billed Weightin Kilograms- 54 kg
in Pounds- 119 lbs
Figure Measurements (approx.)36-32-36
Eye ColourBrown
Hair ColourBlack (usually sports dyed red/orange color while wrestling)
WWE DebutNXT (in-ring): October 7, 2015
RAW (Main Roster): September 18, 2017
Slam/Finishing movesAsuka Lock
Asuka Lock Finisher
Spin Kick
Asuka Spin Kick finisher
Titles Won/Achievements1-time NXT Women's Champion, with a reign lasting 523 days, the longest undefeated streak in WWE history
Personal Life
Date of Birth26 September 1981
Age (as in 2017)36 Years
Birth PlaceOsaka, Japan
Zodiac sign/Sun signLibra
HometownOsaka, Japan
SchoolNot Known
CollegeOsaka University of Arts Junior College
Educational QualificationNot Known
FamilyFather- Name Not Known
Mother- Name Not Known
Brother- Not Known
Sister- Not Known
ReligionNot Known
HobbiesPlaying video games, listening to rock music
Favorite Things
Favorite WrestlersMinoru Suzuki, Antonio Inoki, The Great Muta, Yoshiaki Fujiwara, Triple H
Boys, Family & More
Marital StatusNot Known
Affairs/BoyfriendsNot Known
HusbandNot Known

Asuka wrestler

Some Lesser Known Facts About Asuka

  • WWE ring names usually do not have any literal meaning and are often coined to suit the personality/gimmick portrayed by a wrestler. However, in this case, the Japanese name Asuka has a meaning associated with it. While ‘Asu’ stands for ‘to fly’, ‘Ka’ refers to the English word ‘bird’. Hence, Asuka more-or-less means to be on a “higher plane.” Notably, Asuka, a 100-year period that began from the 6th century in ancient Japan, is often credited for the major developments in Japan’s culture and architecture.
  • Interestingly, before stepping foot inside the world of pro-wrestling, she was a freelance graphic designer
  • Most of the WWE fans may not know that Kanako Urai made her in-ring debut in 2004, under the moniker Kana, on an all-female not-so-popular Japanese wrestling promotion named AtoZ.
  • Just 18 months after making her debut, Kana announced her retirement from the squared ring citing chronic nephritis. The disease, in case you aren’t aware, is an inflammation of the kidneys caused by various infections and toxins.
  • She, however, could not stay away from the profession and came out of retirement within a year’s span.
  • Before stepping foot inside the world of pro-wrestling, Asuka used to work as a freelance graphic designer. Interestingly, she was one of the team members who designed the graphics for the Nintendo DS, a popular handheld gaming console.
  • She also runs a hair salon named ‘Another Heaven’ in the Japanese city of Yokohama.
  • Asuka even has 4 Gravure DVDs to her name. Notably, Gravure is a mix of softcore glamour photography and video. In fact, former WWE superstar Tajiri also features in one of the videos, though in a wrestling-oriented role.
  • Aside from being a wrestler, graphic designer, businesswoman, and model, Asuka is an occasional video game journalist. She reportedly writes articles for the XBOX 360 magazine. In an interview, she revealed that at one point, she owned over 3000 gaming-related objects (consoles, CDs, DVDs, etc.).