April 1st 2017.
Today marks 365 days since Asuka won the NXT Women’s Championship from Bayley at NXT TakeOver: Dallas.
For one calendar-year, Asuka has been Champion.
She is the longest reigning champion, male or female, singles or otherwise, in NXT history.
She is the longest reigning champion in WWE today.
She is the longest reigning Women’s Champion, the company has had, in twelve years.
She has been undefeated since her debut, at TakeOver: Respect, in October 2015.
Is it any wonder with innovation and dexterity like this?
At this point, a victory over Asuka means more than just the NXT Women’s Championship, it means being the one to end Asuka’s reign of terror.
The woman who defeats Asuka is poised for stardom within NXT, and that is what is needed when Asuka eventually leaves.
Tonight’s successful defense over Ember Moon marks Asuka’s 161st victory in WWE, The Empress is fast approaching Goldberg’s 173-win streak and shows no signs of slowing down.