Asuka - Updated Jul 2024

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Osaka, Japan
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Osaka, Japan


Asuka is a Japanese professional wrestler who currently signs with WWE and performs on the RAW brand. Moreover, Asuka began her professional wrestling career in the AtoZ promotion in June 2004.

Early life

Kanako Urai best known by her ring name Asuka was born on 26 September 1981, in Osaka, Japan. As of now, her age is 42 years, and holds Japanese nationality.

Moreover,  she has a zodiac sign of Libra and belongs to the Asian ethnicity. She was an energetic child who had a lifelong interest in wrestling and sports.

Before entering wrestling, she has a sports background in figure skating as well as badminton. Regarding her siblings, she has a twin sister Fumie Urai. There is no information about her parents’ names or religion.

Talking about her academic career, she was a student of the Osaka University of Arts Junior College from where she completed her graduation.

Body measurements

This beautiful lady is 5 feet 6 inches and weighs around 54 kg. Moreover, this lady has brown eyes with black hair and body measurements measuring 36-32-36 inches.

Asuka – Net Worth 2024

As a wrestler and worked for different wrestling franchises, she has earned a decent sum of money. Moreover, her net worth is estimated at around $1 million and she has not shared her income and salary in public.

Professional career

Regarding her professional career, she worked as a graphic designer in the beginning.

Since becoming a fan of Keiji Mutoh, Satoru Sayama, Yoshiaki Fujiwara, Antonio Inoki, Akira Maeda, Nobuhiko Takada, Masakatsu Funaki, Volk Han, and Minoru Suzuki, she decided to pursue a new career in professional wrestling.

She then changed her ring name to Kana and made her professional wrestling debut on June 16, 2004, in a match against Leona for the all-female promotion AtoZ.

Asuka wrestled for a few years until being forced to quit on March 19, 2006, because of a chronic nephritis injury.

On September 22, 2007, she competed as a freelance wrestler for NEO Japan Ladies Pro Wrestling, Ice Ribbon, Pro Wrestling Zero1, JWP Joshi Puroresu, and Pro Wrestling Wave, among others.

She won the NEO Tag Team Championship with Takahashi on the 10th of October 2009.  Later she went on to fight for Toryumon Mexico’s DragonMania VII, DDT Pro-Wrestling promotion, Smash promotion, and Pro Wrestling Noah.

Appeared in NXT and WWE

She made her ‘NXT TakeOver: Respect’, debut on 23 September  2015, and won her first match against Dana on October 7 at NXT TakeOver: Respect. She continued to win matches.

In 2016, Asuka won the NXT Women’s Championship, which she had to resign due to a broken right collarbone at the NXT tapings on August 24. She makes her WWE comeback on the RAW brand.

On September 11, 2017, she was announced as the winner of the SmackDown Women’s Championship in a match against Lynch and Flair, who were pushed off the ladder by Ronda Rousey.

She and Becky were set for a title match at the Royal Rumble in January 2019, in which she defended her title by submission, earning her the women’s champion.

She and Sane were both drafts to the Raw brand in the 2019 Draft, which took place in mid-October.  Asuka was unable to win the WWE Raw Women’s Championship at the 2020 Royal Rumble as Lynch kicked Asuka, causing her to spit her green mist into the air and onto her face.

On the 3rd February 2020 episode of Raw, she demanded a rematch for the championship, which Lynch agreed to, but failed to win the title again a week later on Raw.

When Becky Lynch announced her pregnancy and indicated that the ladder match winner would be named Raw Women’s Champion, she became the new champion.

On September 1, 2019, she established KanaChan TV, a YouTube channel dedicated to gaming and food content. On her YouTube channel, there are more than 469k subscribers.


Talking about her achievements, she has won the JWP Openweight Championship, NEO Tag Team Championship, Reina World Women’s Championship, Smash Diva Championship, NXT Women’s Championship, and Wave Tag Team Championship.

Moreover, she has won the WWE Global Championship 2 times and Trish Stratus Battle Royal in 2018. In 2017, she ranked number 1 of the top 50 female singles wrestlers in the PWI Female 50.


Caption: Asuka with her wrestling belt (Source: Bleacher Report)

Relationship Status

As of now, this lady wrestler is single and unmarried.   Rather than spending her time on a relationship, she is presently focusing on WWE, her business.

Asuka – Social media

On her Instagram, there are more than 2.1 million followers. Likewise, there are more than 598k followers on Twitter and she is not active on Facebook.