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And after a gruelling and enticing fight, it would be Asuka that would rule victorious, walking away as the new champion.
For 274 days (and counting) Asuka has held onto the title, therefore surpassing the inaugural champion Paige’s reign.
The current stance of the title’s history is as follows:
After realising the record change, SmackDown Live and NXT commentator Tom Phillips took to Twitter to congratulate the Superstar:
The Empress of Tomorrow is breaking down barriers for Asian women in mainstream wrestling, and this is only the beginning.
How do you feel about this? Who, if anyone, do you think will end the reign? Let us know your views in the comments below!