Kanako Urai (Asuka)

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Kanako Urai aka Asuka (born on 26th September 1981 in Osaka, Japan) is a Japanese professional wrestler currently signed to WWE. She’s a former SmackDown Women’s Champion and performs on the SmackDown brand under the ring name Asuka and is one-half of the Women’s Tag Team Champions alongside Kairi Sane.

Kanako Urai: Bio, Age, Education

Kanako Urai aka Asuka was born on 26th September 1981 in Osaka, Japan. There is no information about her parents and siblings. But we shall update it as soon as we get the information. As of 2019, she is 38 years old and belongs to the birth sign Libra.

By nationality, she is a Japanese and her ethnicity is under review. Talking about her education, she attended and graduated from the Osaka University of Arts Junior College. She had deep interest in wrestling and sports since her early age.

The Japanese wrestler, Kanako stands at the height of 5 feet & 3 inches and weighs 62 kg. Likewise, Asuka has a body measurement of 36-32-36. Talking about her looks, she has dark red hair with a pair of brown eyes.

Asuka holds 1.6 million followers on Instagram, 539k followers on Twitter and 323k followers on Facebook.

Kanako Urai: Professional Career

  • Firstly, Asuka worked as a contributor for XBOX magazine and as a graphic designer for Nintendo DS.
  • She started her professional career as a wrestler on 16th June 2004, appearing in AtoZ under the ring name Kana.
  • Asuka wrestled with various wrestlers for a couple of years but had to retire due to a chronic nephritis injury. She retired on 19th March 2006.
  • However, she made a comeback as a freelance wrestler on 22nd September 2007 and played for various promotions including NEO Japan Ladies Pro Wrestling, Ice Ribbon, Pro Wrestling Zero1, JWP Joshi Puroresu and Pro Wrestling Wave.
  • On 10th October 2009, she won the NEO Tag Team Championship along with Takahash against Kyoko Inoue and Hiroyo Matsumoto.
  • Furthermore, she fought on several promotions like Toryumon Mexico’s DragonMania VII, DDT Pro-Wrestling promotion, Smash promotion, Pro Wrestling Noah and many more.
  • One of her biggest achievement in the history of wrestling was her appearance in WWE’s NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn event on 22nd August 2015.
  • She became the part of NXT and this was the first time where she adopted a name “Asuka”.
  • Asuka made her debut appearance at NXT TakeOver: Respect against Dana on 23rd September and her debut match was on October 7.

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    Kanako at NXT match. P.C-Instagram
  • She won her debut match and following matches and earned the title of the main roster performer Cameron. She also defeated wrestler Emma in one of the match at NXT TakeOver: London on December 16.
  • Urai was also the participant to the battle royal on 13th January 2016 episode of NXT.
  • She won the NXT Women’s Championship but she had to handover at the NXT tapings held on 24th August due to the breaking of her right collarbone.
  • Kanako gained the title of the greatest champions in WWE history awarded by William Regal, the NXT General Manager during the farewell program.

Kanako Urai: WWE Career

  • Moreover, she signed a contract with WWE to the RAW brand on 11th September 2017. There she defeated Emma at TLC: Table, Ladder and Chairs match held on October 22.
  • One of the biggest victory in WWE history was created by Urai as she defeated Dana Brooke in three seconds. She set the record of the fastest win in a women’s match in WWE.
  • She also became the winner of the SmackDown Women’s Championship in a match against Lynch and Flair who were pushed off a ladder by Ronda Rousey.
  • In January 2019, she started a feud with Becky Lynch and they were set for a title match at the Royal Rumble on which she retained her title through submission.
  • On 16th April 2019, she managed a newly formed women’s tag team consisting of Asuka and the debuting Kairi Sane from NXT and dubbed their team as “The Kabuki Warriors”.
  • The Kabuki Warriors finally won the Women’s Tag Team Championship from Bliss and Cross after Asuka used a green mist on Cross in the match held on October 6.           

Kanako Urai: Net Worth & Earnings

According to the sources, Kanako has an estimated net worth of $1 million as of 2019. Similarly, she earns around $169.8 million from international wrestling.

Kanako Urai: Personal Life

Regarding her love life, she is neither married nor in a relationship. She keeps her love life real private and doesn’t wants to talk about her personal life with the media. Therefore, she has maintained her love life a secret so far. Thus, Asuka is single and focusing on her career at the moment.

Kanako Urai: Awards and Achievements

  • NXT Women’s Championship (2016)
  • Smash Diva Championship (2 times)
  • Smash Diva Championship Tournament (2011)
  • Ranked No.5 in the Top 10 Women’s Wrestlers of the year (2018) WWE
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Kanako after wining Women’s Championship. P.C-Instagram
  • WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship
  • Women’s Royal Rumble (2018)
  • NXT Year-End Award (3 times)
  • Female Competitor of the Year (2016, 2017)
  • Overall Competitor of the Year (2017)

Kanako Urai: Rumors and Controversy

There is no rumors and controversy regarding her life.

Facts of Kanako Urai

Full Name:Kanako Urai
Birth Date:September 26, 1981
Age:41 years
Gender:Female
Profession:Japanese professional wrestler
Country:Japan
Horoscope:Libra
Height: 5 feet 3 inches (1.60m)
DatingNo
MarriedNo
Net Worth$1 million
Salaryunder review
Eye ColorBrown
Hair ColorDark Pink
Body Size36-32-36
Birth PlaceOsaka
StatusSingle
NationalityJapanese
Ethnicityunknown
EducationOsaka University of Arts Junior College
Fatherunknown
Motherunknown
Siblingsunknown
Kidsno
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