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WWE confirms Asuka will be part of Raw brand

As seen on last week’s episode of NXT, Asuka relinquished her NXT Women’s Title after an impressive reign that lasted over 500 days. On that same episode, NXT GM William Regal announced that Asuka would be leaving NXT and graduating up the main roster.

WWE have now confirmed that Asuka will be part of their Raw brand with the following hype video:

Asuka is currently sidelined with a collarbone injury she suffered at NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn III in her match against Ember Moon.

It was noted on Wrestling Observer Radio (via Wrestling INC) that officials went back and 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.

Are you excited to see Asuka arrive to Monday Night Raw? Would you have preferred to see her on SmackDown live? How would you book Asuka’s main roster debut?

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