Backstage News on Why Asuka Is Going to the WWE RAW Brand

Sep 12, 2017 - by Marc Middleton

As noted, WWE confirmed on last night’s RAW that former WWE NXT Women’s Champion Asuka will be debuting with the red brand soon.

It was noted on Wrestling Observer Radio that officials went back & forth on which brand she would be sent to. The feeling was that the depth on RAW is not as strong as on SmackDown and that Asuka will be better off on RAW.

It’s believed that The Empress of Tomorrow will debut some time in October after she recovers from the right collarbone injury. A WWE Network Collection on Asuka is scheduled to kick off the month of October.

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6 Responses

  1. david says:

    She’s going on Raw because Raw always get the better deals, lets not beat around the bush. It’s the draft all over again. Smackdown will never be equal to Raw in the higher ups heads. Shane & co have done brilliantly to make Smackdown in the fans eyes – equal if not better than Raw, but there’s only so much that will go if they keep giving Raw the upper hand and boost them.

  2. Dizzlow says:

    So Nakamura, AJ , and Roode are the consolation prizes…?

  3. Leo says:

    I think Asuka is limited in the ring and they need to put her with people who have experience working her and can make her look good.

  4. Mumbai Kitchen says:

    Still won’t stop SmackDown from winning the fan vote though.

  5. Jeff says:

    why is it raw is the brand were people some what go and there carrers just go down hill ex for those few. like rollins joe roman miz but only with IC TITLE cause ic champ miz is….. AWWWEEESSSOOOMME!!! and hardys. but sighs i just want more talent on smackdown

  6. dave says:

    @Dizzlow not at all but when you compare them to what Raw got they (Smackdown!) got the shorter hand

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