WWE is reporting that Asuka has suffered an injury during her match against Ember Moon on Saturday.

The report states, “NXT Women’s Champion Asuka broke her right collarbone during her successful title defense againe Ember Moon. Due to the injury, The Empress of Tomorrow is not medically cleared to compete, and no official timetable has been given for her return. The typical recovery time for a broken collarbone is 6-8 weeks, according to ringside physician Dr. Jeffrey Westerfield, who tended to Asuka in Brooklyn.”

“During the match, she landed awkwardly from a throw from Ember Moon and was able to complete the match, but had notable pain and discomfort,” Westerfield said. “We performed an initial ultrasound backstage that was highly suspicious of a break that was later confirmed by an X-ray.”

News of the injury comes as she approaches the 507-day mark of her historic NXT Women’s Title reign. She has yet to be defeated in NXT since debuting in October 2015.

We’ll keep you updated as this situation develops.

Diva Dirt wishes Asuka a speedy recovery!

What do you think of this news? Sound off in the comments below.

  • iOwnThatSonOfABitch

    If they want to keep her undefeated, now is the time for her to relinquish the title.

  • Crazy. #RIPMae

    sure. this is obviously a work. they’ll have her relinquish the title and bring her up to the main roster undefeated, lol.

  • Winter

    One less rumor for Raw tonight.

  • I can’t believe I’m about to say this: This better be a legit injury and not some kind of plot to strip her off the title and send her to the main roster.

    Not like this.

    • Wrestling.fan.from.France

      For real… All of this just to see her getting striped the title due to “injury”? Hell nah! Her leaving on her own would have been much better than her ending her NXT run very poorly with some lazy injury angle.

      • Her putting someone over would have been even better. But yeah, if they really want her to go the MR undefeated, she can relinquish the title on her own terms. This injury thing, if a work, is a dumb idea.

  • ???

    I have a feeling this is just work , if it’s this is the perfect way to bring her up undefeated!

    I hope it’s just not legit!

  • Gail-Rollins Fan

    If it is real, and not a work, it’s the perfect opportunity to keep her undefeated and also get the belt off of her. Sorry, but if someone is going to beat her it needs to be at Wrestlemania, not NXT.

    • ???

      IKR !

    • Angelica Marie MoNae

      Well at this point that’s the only option lol

  • Hoooshi

    I think this is a work to take the title from her, but at the same time I went back to check and she was booked to their SD Osaka tour next month, so would they give up on her presence there as a money maker for a plot? I guess we’ll have to wait for the next NXT tappings and see.

    • Christina22

      She could just cut a Japanese promo in her hometown

  • Angelica Marie MoNae

    I don’t understand why they would take the title off of her though….. It’s not like she hasn’t gone 6-8 weeks without defending her title perfectly healthy.

  • Danny?

    I really don’t want Asuka’s historic title reign to end like this with her being forced to relinquish the title due to injury, it would be such a shame.

  • DayOneISH!

    A broken collarbone? Please don’t tell me asuka got Candice Michelle’d and we all know what happen with Candice after that!

  • Leo

    This is 100% a work. I’ve watched that match countless times. There’s not a single moment where Ember threw Asuka awkwardly. They worked very well in that match and Asuka did not react at all to anything in a way where it would say she was injured.

    I guess this is there way of bringing her up the main roster and then destroying both Sasha and Natalya and becoming the undisputed womens champion.

    • George

      Bless this comment ?

    • Jo9834

      Your so right, I re-watched and didn’t notice a thing. Now if she is legit injured, then that further solidifies the fact that Asuka is a legitimate beast in the ring.

      I think the winner of the MYC should get an automatic title shot, and the rest of the girls on NXT need to have their own tournament culminating at the next Takeover.

  • Obviously a work, but if they’re vacating her title, then please, please don’t give the title to the MYC winner. Let someone who’s already been there get it, like Ember or Nikki Cross.

    • Hoooshi

      I hope they do a tournament like they did when Paige vacated the title.

      • I’d love it but I think they wouldn’t want to take the shine from the MYC tourney.

        • Hoooshi

          Oh that’s true ): unless the MYC will be for the title? (I didn’t watch the bracketology thing so I don’t know if they announced the prize)

          • I watched it and they didn’t mention anything about the prize. But I’d really hope they won’t jump over some of the girls like that.

          • MK126

            The prize will prolly be announced at their live show in Vegas. Besides winning that tall ass glacier lookin statue

          • Hoooshi

            I always had this feeling that it would be something related to the NXT women’s championship. They are not creating a title like at the CWC and UK tournaments, we all know half of these women are under contract, so the prize can’t be that as well, the only thing left is a title shot/the title itself besides an ugly statue, I guess.

          • MK126

            That statue is not ugly lol it low-key reminds me of the trophy the contestants of that old Nick TV show “Guts” would win

          • Probably, just a statue wouldn’t suffice. But I hope they know that Kairi deserves it.

          • Pedro Miranda
    • Christina22

      I feel Cross is better. Better mic skill and Sanity apparently tuned face. Let Ember development her character more

  • Anton

    It will really annoy me if they strip her for being un able to compete for 6 weeks. The same thing annoyed with Naomi.
    Brock Lesnar is Raw’s main champion and leaves WWE whenever he feels like it for weeks on end and very rarely defends it yet he gets to keep it. Naomi can’t defend it for a month due to an injury and has to relinquish it.
    Its BS

    • It’s whether you’re able to defend the title, not whether you have to do it. That’s their ”rule”.


    They need to do this. If they are going to risk Ember Moon’s credibility to save her beating Asuka for the main roster then no other woman needs to take Asuka down from NXT. Asuka is a living legend and it’s clear… she deserves to have that heart breaking moment where she has to relinquish her reign so it can fuel her jumping onto the main roster and in her debut segment on RAW she can spin kick Sasha in the head and do her heel turn. Imagine a heel Asuka vs a face champion Sasha while Asuka is completely undefeated. Money. Period. And then the women of NXT have a chance to move on and really shine to start a new era.

  • BLKLTR05

    If this is legit, not once did I see Asuka show anything to the effect of pain on Saturday so I give her props. If this isn’t legit, I can see why they’re doing it. Have her stripped of the title, have an NXT Tournament with their women and have Asuka debut on the MR and just obliterate every single woman on that roster to get to the Championship. Then at Wrestlemania, she can lose her first match ever. The rub that would give whoever defeated her would be EPIC so I would hope it wasn’t a 4H or Nia.

  • As for people saying she should lose on the MR, who should beat her? No one has enough hype to do it. The HW stock has dropped significantly, Nia is tapping out left and right, Nattie is only now relevant, and Alexa isn’t believable at all.

    It should be/should’ve been someone close to her level of strength, and imo that was Ember. She won every other match but against Asuka, where Asuka had to cheat to beat her. But they had it ruined by Asuka winning clean the second time around.

    • Christina22

      She needs to lose it on NXT. Vince would end her streak anticlimactically

      • Dylan Gutierrez

        She’d lose to a roll up from Lana if Vince had his way.

    • Can’tGetNo…Stratusfaction

      Honestly, Charlotte is the only woman on the main roster with enough credibility to be in a competitive feud with Asuka. Sasha would put on a great match with her, but it’s hard to picture her struggling to beat Alexa Bliss, then prevailing over Asuka.

  • L.S #PushBillieKay

    Hoping Asuka gets called up & vacates the title for a tournament

    Ember Moon vs Peyton Royce

    Nikki Cross vs Ruby Riot

    Final at TakeOver Houston:
    Ember Moon vs Nikki Cross

    MYC girls need to wait. Ember, Nikki, Ruby, Peyton and Billie deserve this spotlight

    • Match of Year Maker

      Totally agree

    • Christina22

      Hell yeah I feel Cross should win. Sanity already has the tag titles.

      • wysna

        Same. Out of all the current NXT girls, Cross is the one with the strongest brand. Her skills in the ring are pretty OK too. And she has, on several occasions, appeared to have Asuka’s number. Heck, I love Ember’s skills in the ring but I feel like Nikki would have a more interesting reign than Ember because Ember’s character is vastly under developed.

        • Christina22

          At Takeover Sanity seemed like they turned Face/Tweener, so Nikki might have more face reaction. I know this is overplayed, but I’d imagine Ember might get booed again. What if they turn her heel because she’s frustrated she lost even with the eclipse and brags about injuring Asuka.

  • MK126

    I dont remember any awkward throws from Ember to Asuka at all. You think they would have said after that stiff ass kick Ember gave her that nearly knocked her head in towards the very end of the match. I can see this being a way of keeping Asuka’s streak but now with her plans of touring with the main roster itll look weird. I wonder with the possibility of her vacating the title will she ever go back down and fight for it again

  • Match of Year Maker

    I don’t know what the hell is going on, I saw the match like 3 times and it didn’t see Asuka hurt or take bad a bump.

  • Rosanna

    Screw then for screwing Ember just to put Asuka over again. But if there vacating the title all I know is Ember better win it.

    • Maddox

      Nikki Cross

      • Rosanna

        She’s busy being a tag team champion.

  • 3???????

    I knew they were going this route . I said after the match watch Wwe do a injury storyline , have her vacate the belt & move to the main roster

  • YonceLuvsDivas

    It’s not like she’s on NXT every week doing something impactful.

  • A One of a Kind Collectible

    Could this have been when Ember did the cannonball??

    • MK126

      You might be right. I was wondering why Asuka was selling that move longer than normal.

  • Pedro Miranda

    All you salty ass fools better know Asuka still won clean in the middle of the ring via tap out so please keep your whining down cause even hurt she is still better then Ember Moon

  • wysna

    For me this is bad on so many angles. I don’t want her to go into the main roster undefeated because Vince will more or less handle her poorly. And that looks like what’s happening here because I can’t–for the life of me–figure out how she injured her collarbone in that match unless she spilled someone’s Red Bull backstage and got into a real fight.

    On the other end of the spectrum, real injuries are not good, plain and simple.

  • Mmmm suspicious as fucK! Well now we can see them removing her the NXT Women’s Title and start a tournament for it. Hope Ember wins this time.

  • ralfikh

    Its a sign for her to drop the title.
    I think it should be 1 of the iconic duo or ember holding that title by now.

  • ?K . A . T ?

    Is this legit?

  • Jesus’s brother

    This is not a work…

  • Tnn Crs

    Doesn’t matter if it’s a work or not as long as she vacates the title…

  • Joseph
  • Can’tGetNo…Stratusfaction

    If this is legit, then it’s unfortunate; HOWEVER, this provides a PERFECT opportunity to get the title off of Asuka without her having to be beaten for it. Give the NXT ladies a tournament and create stories around the fact that they finally aren’t shut out of the title picture.

    Have Asuka return in grand fashion on the main roster to feud with the current champion. Hell, have her come back as a free agent, bringing havoc to both shows before settling down on one.

  • Iteaseutouch

    This would be a perfect chance to set a tournament and a decent moment to showcase what some of the new girls have in store.

    First Round:

    Ember Moon def. Abbey Laith
    Nikki Cross def. Sarah Logan
    Peyton def. Rhea Ripley
    Ruby def. Bianca Belair
    Billie def. Lacey Evans
    Liv Morgan def. Mandy Rose
    Sonya Deville def. Sage Beckett
    Dakota Kai def. Aliyah


    Ember Moon def. Sonya Deville
    Peyton def. Dakota Kai
    Nikki Cross def. Liv Morgan
    Ruby Riot def. Billie Kay


    Ember Moon def. Peyton Royce
    Nikki Cross def. Ruby Riot

    Ember Moon vs Nikki Cross

  • NoWayHoeSay

    Ok so they better vacate the title as she can’t defend it in the 30 days which is a bullshit fucking rule that is applied one day and not the next. Naomi had hers taken off her while brock defends it once every 3 months and keeps it, Trish was out for ages and kept it, soo it will be up to them if they acknowledge that bullshit rule

  • Organization XIII

    Still dont believe this is real. Necer seen WWE tell us about an injury 2 days AFTER a match. They always report the same day. Just seems like a device to get her to go undefeated until she is called up but we’ll see

  • Michael Zindel

    Nikki Cross or Winner of Mae Young classic