WWE Hall of Famer ‘Road Dogg’ Brian James has pitched for Asuka to become the Roman Reigns of women’s wrestling.
Asuka had a super successful run in NXT, holding the NXT Women’s Championship for a record 522 recognised days, before joining the main roster in 2017.
The star has had dominant runs on Raw and SmackDown, winning the 2018 Royal Rumble bout, as well as the Raw Women’s, SmackDown Women’s and WWE Women’s Tag Team titles during her career.
Speaking on his ‘Oh You Didn’t Know’ podcast, Brian James argued that Asuka should be presented as the wop women’s wrestler in the world.
Believing that she is an incredible talent, the former WWE writer said:
“I think as far as presentation, in ring skills, dare I say promo skills just because I love what she does and how she represents herself via her verbal skills.
“I just love it and I think everybody else does too. I think she should probably be the Roman Reigns of women’s wrestling right now. It’s just my opinion.
“I know the big argument is, well, she can’t cut a promo domestically. I think we’re past that as a culture, as a society. I think it’s totally okay if she spoke in her native tongue and we subtitled it.
“I think it would be totally fine how we do it now where she just goes off and you don’t know what she’s saying but you know she’s saying something that ain’t nice to you. You know what I mean?
“I think her work and her grasp mentally of just putting together a match and keeping her character strong in the match yet being selfless and selling for everybody, is probably the best female wrestler in the world.
“I know people will doubt that. I always say Zoey Stark is one of the best female wrestlers I’ve ever seen and I firmly believe that, but I believe it’s more from an athletic standpoint and her in-ring work supersedes who she is, and I think Asuka’s in-ring work matches who she is so it just makes her a magnanimous star.
“She’s incredible. Asuka is incredible.”
Asuka last wrestled on the December 12 edition of WWE Raw, losing to Rhea Ripley, while hinting at the return of her ‘Kana’ character.
Brian James currently serves as WWE’s Senior Vice President of Live Events.
Transcription via WrestlingNews.co.
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