If you’re a wrestling fan, you probably already know that WWE’s empress of tomorrow Asuka is a pressure to be reckoned with within the ring. But except you’re terminally on-line like myself, you won’t know that she excels within the artwork of shitposting as effectively.
When Asuka isn’t protecting followers entertained within the ring or by way of the equally entertaining slice-of-life vlogs on her YouTube channel, she’s placing followers in stitches (metaphorically, after all,) in between reveals along with her anime and online game shitposts.
Today’s wrestlers make the most of social media to take care of kayfabe, the place they keep in character even outdoors of the ring to take care of storylines. Through the sacred artwork of shitposting, Asuka provides a brand new layer to her ongoing storylines.
Asuka, whose actual identify is Kanako Urai, is an avid gamer. According to Game Rant, she was a video games journalist for Xbox Magazine and even had a sponsorship from Microsoft that allowed her to put on the Xbox 360 emblem on her gear throughout matches. That background, alongside along with her information of anime, makes Asuka an incredible observe.
Without additional ado, listed below are Asuka’s finest shitposts.
Recently, Asuka has been terrorizing former WWE ladies’s champion Becky Lynch. On TV, Asuka taunts “The Mom” over “crybaby antics” whereas chasing after her long-lost title. Asuka’s torment continues on Twitter as effectively, most notably in her Dragon Ball Z shitpost. Said submit depicts Asuka as DBZ’s area titan Frieza, maniacally unleashing a Death Ball towards a fleeing Becky. Lucky for the Lasskicker, Asuka confirmed mercy in having her escape the blast.
Asuka’s recognition throughout the WWE is tantamount to Spider-Man’s throughout the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In the previous, Asuka has drawn similarities between her tag-teams and the Avengers. But the simplicity of her spoofing Spider-Man sitting in an workplace chair in entrance of a framed image of himself is simply chef’s kiss.
Just as nobody is prepared for Asuka at any time when she will get the recent tag in a match, nobody is prepared for when Attack on Titan’s Mikasa Ackerman is on a tear alongside the Survey Corps. To illustrate this level, Asuka made a picture of her visage over the face of the titan-killing magnificence. Fight on, Asuka.
If a WWE crossover with Pokémon ever occurred, Asuka seemingly revealed which Pokémon she’d have in her social gathering: Onyx, Ponyta, Mr. Mime, Ditto, Raichu, Pidgeotto, and Charizard. While mentioned crossover doesn’t have a snowball’s likelihood in hell of ever coming to cross, I take solace in Asuka having the wherewithal to let her little electrical homie evolve as an alternative of power-leveling her Pikachu into oblivion like Ash Ketchum.
You can inform the standard of an individual by their politics on Nintendo’s pink puffball, Kirby. Safe to say, Asuka loves Kirby—a lot in order that she performed a life-saving surgery on him. Hopefully, her Kirby-inspired gear photoshop is solely a tribute to the utmost pink cutie and never a Hannibal Lecter-esque skinning of the poor lad.
Many of Asuka’s memes contain the irreverently fashionable shonen anime Dragon Ball Z. This one entails the gluttonous baddie Majin Buu remodeling Asuka right into a cute cookie. The icing on prime is Asuka repurposing her doodle of herself for her YouTube channel to seem like one in every of Buu’s treats.
Asuka’s SNES Street Fighter II: Turbo Hyper Fighting shitpost additionally comes with a relatable anecdote from the empress of tomorrow. Instead of depicting herself destroying the automotive within the recreation’s bonus stage, Asuka as an alternative posts a modified picture of her schmoving within the ring kicking a soccer ball from underneath the car.
“When I used to be a child, that’s how we obtained balls out from underneath automobiles,” she mentioned.
So true, bestie.
Instead of going the straightforward route and making a submit of herself as part of Naruto’s terrorist group, the Akatsuki, Asuka as an alternative depicted herself as part of the Leaf Village’s secret group, the Anbu Black Ops. While there’s room for argument that the Anbu are simply as tousled because the Akatsuki, Asuka’s standing as a babyface provides credit score to her allegiance alternative in her meme. She’s even obtained a elaborate masks just like the Anbu, so it simply works.
Even when Asuka is on the shelf as a consequence of a shoulder damage, her memes by no means cease. Sometimes they even reference mentioned damage, like this photoshop of her in an arm brace with Megaman’s Buster Gun. I assume Asuka was notably motivated whereas making this, presumably with one hand, as a result of she made a number of variations of the meme with Thanos, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man, Samus, Edward Elric from Fullmetal Alchemist, and Nintendo’s Power Glove.
My favourite shitpost of all time goes to Asuka’s WrestleMania 34 meme with Charlotte Flair. Unlike her different posts, this one felt like a prophecy, becoming because it spoofs a well-known manga panel from JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders. In the meme, Asuka approaches then-champion Charlotte in the identical menacing trend as Dio does to Jotaro Kujo earlier than their epic battle.
What makes this meme so becoming is that Asuka, on the time, had a 914-day undefeated streak and set her sights on Charlotte’s belt at WWE’s greatest pay-per-view.
“I reject my humanity! @MsCharlotteWWE !!,” Asuka captioned the tweet. “I’ll transcend humanity! With your blood.”
Sadly, similar to Dio, Asuka’s prophecy didn’t come true and her streak ended with Charlotte at WrestleMania 34. Pour one out for my lady.
Obviously, Asuka has far more shitposts than I used to be in a position to point out so remember to share a few of your favorites within the feedback.