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Fans Storm Twitter as Asuka Returns in Her “Kana” Character During Women’s Royal Rumble Match

Yasser Ayaz

Asuka Royal Rumble return

The hype was less, but this year’s women’s Royal Rumble match delivered more than was expected. From surprise returns to big spots, the women’s rumble match was better than the men’s one. The match saw Chelsea Green and Nia Jax returning to WWE and Michelle McCool making an appearance. However, the biggest talking point from the 2023 women’s Royal Rumble is Asuka making her return as Kana.

There were reports that The Empress of Tomorrow will be making an appearance at the show. In fact, some indicated she will be returning with her old character, Kana. Well, fans exploded on Twitter after seeing Kana entering the WWE ring.

“Finally, a REAL wrestler!!!!” Fans celebrate the Royal Rumble return of Asuka

Asuka making her Royal Rumble return as Kana gave fans old NJPW vibes of her. With a new mask, a new entrance, and new face paint, The Empress of Tomorrow was the highlight of this year’s women’s royal rumble.

Although she wasn’t able to win the match, that didn’t stop her fans from storming Twitter. While some welcomed Kana, others expressed how happy they were to see her. A fan took to his official account and stated this:

Another Twitter user wrote that Asuka making her return was the best part of the women’s Royal Rumble match.

Another Asuka fan wrote he wanted her to win the match and defeat Charlotte Flair as she did in the past.

A user went on to state that by bringing back Asuka, Triple H has made up for his bad booking in the last two months.

This year’s women’s Royal Rumble also saw the first-ever female superstar winning the match from the no. 1 slot

As noted above, this year’s women’s Royal Rumble match was much better than the men’s one. Rhea Ripley, who entered at no. 1, overcame 29 other wrestlers and ended up winning the match.

In fact, the last superstar to be eliminated was Liv Morgan, who entered at no. 2. Rhea Ripley is now the first female and fourth overall superstar in WWE history to win the Royal Rumble from the No. 1 spot. Now that she has got her ticket to WrestleMania 39, it will be interesting to see who she will pick.

Nevertheless, while Ripley will be heading toward Hollywood this April, let’s see what will be the direction of Asuka. Since she has returned to a dark character, a feud with Alexa Bliss will be something to watch.

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Yasser Ayaz

Yasser Ayaz


Yasser Ayaz is a WWE author at The Sports Rush. With more than 800 articles published, Yasser has been a part of The Sports Rush team for more than a year. Mixing passion with his profession, he aims to bring the world of wrestling to your screens in a unique yet simple manner. A lifelong fan of icons like John Cena, Randy Orton, and Jeff Hardy, Yasser has been following WWE since 2004. Other than wrestling, he also loves to play and watch cricket and sometimes enjoys binge-watching a Crime Thriller series.

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