Through WWE.com, WWE announced that Asuka officially handed over NXT Women’s Championship to William Legal on tonight’s NXT Television Recording at Fullsail University in Orlando, Florida.
Regal introduced Asuka to the crowd and Asuka talked about how much I love NXT. Since Asuka was negotiating with both Raw and SmackDown LIVE, Asuka is one of the biggest champions of WWE history before announcing to abandon the NXT Women’s Championship. A roster of NXT came out and Triple H came to the ring and applauded her and applauded before she came to present Asuka’s rose.
The following is the official announcement of WWE:
“NXT Women’s Champion Asuka relinquished her title to NXT General Manager William Regal tonight at Full Sail University in Orlando, Fla. After her dominant performance and historic 500-plus day reign as NXT Women’s Champion, The Empress of Tomorrow looks to her future for new opportunities in WWE, though no specific details are known at this time. Her reign will officially end on the date that her historic announcement airs.
To see this monumental shift in the landscape of NXT, tune in each Wednesday to the award-winning WWE Network”
Also on the official NXT Twitter page the following Video are posted:
— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) August 25, 2017