NXT Women’s champion Asuka hasn’t been pinned or submitted since joining WWE in 2015. Earlier this year, the company started drawing attention to the number of wins she’s racked up over that time - and making comparisons to Goldberg’s legendary WCW streak - so we decided to follow along.
In late May, after she successfully defended her NXT Women’s title against Ruby Riot and Nikki Cross at TakeOver: Chicago, all involved acknowledged the Empress of Tomorrow as possessing, as Stephanie McMahon put it, “the longest undefeated streak in WWE history”.
One thing they didn’t do, however, was put a number on it. While that gives them some creative flexibility to play around with a kayfabe accomplishment, we hold ourselves to a higher standard here at Cageside Seats (and may have a touch of OCD), so...
After her first day at Download resulted in a no contest after she busted Ruby Riot open, during day two’s second session on Saturday night (June 10), the champ defended her belt with another win over her rival, Ember Moon...
After some travel days, a little down time (and another no contest on this week’s episode of NXT), the Empress returned to action in Richmond, Virginia on Thursday night (June 15), picking up a win with a kick to the head of Nikki Cross.
No THANK YOU!!! the match was FANTASTIC!! #NXTRichmond pic.twitter.com/NA9bGGp3Gb— **RomansRaiders** (@dontweetsagain) June 16, 2017
And with those, the streak stands at...
Continuing to pad her lead over Bill G’s WWE-acknowledged 1997 - 1998 streak.
NXT is touring the Northeast this weekend, and we’ll keep you posted on what comes from Asuka’s visits to Maryland and New York over the next couple days.
* For more information on what WWE is and isn’t counting in her “undefeated streak”, click here.