WWE Star Asuka is away from action since July 2021. Now, with Royal Rumble 2022 approaching, fans are wondering whether Asuka will return at the event or not?
There are no concrete reports on why Asuka has been away from the ring for the last six months. The Empress was last seen at WWE Money in the Bank Ladder match. At the time, the reports emerged that she was kept off TV due to a lack of storylines. However, Asuka herself refuted those reports.
Later, Asuka shared a picture in an arm sling, which confirmed that she has been injured. But once again, it is not clear what kind of injury she suffered and what is the extent of her injury. Former RAW Women’s Champion also confirmed that she is recovering from two injuries as she also had to undergo dental surgery after getting kicked by Shayna Baszler in the mouth.
As per the latest report, Asuka might be ready to return at WWE Royal Rumble after all. This comes from Andrew Zarian of the Mat Men Podcast who said in his latest podcast that Asuka should be cleared for now for a return to WWE.
WWE has already revealed several big names like Lita, Mickie James, Summer Rae, and others who could have been a surprise factor. And if Asuka is ready to return, the matter would definitely be kept under wraps until January 29 for sure.
Also, with Sasha Banks and Bayley looking like missing the event, it will be very important that Asuka appears in the women’s Rumble match. The Empress was the inaugural winner of this match in 2018 and went on to challenge SmackDown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair.