I see the forest, and that forest in a 4 Ponies one. I don't want Asuka to be the next most important and best booked thing. i want her to be the most important and best booked thing. Yeah, she's got accolades, but she's had to have months and mnoths of no build 5 mnis matches with shitty talent nistead of having marquee matches every PPV like a certain pony does. I want to be albe to enjoy as many stuff from her Main roster run as possible when i rewatch her stuff in the future. i don't want to skim through things. mind you, it's now been 4 years on the main roster, so slo9wly but surely, the amonut of poorly booked Asuka is going to surpass the amount of good stuff you could watch during her last 5 years as Kana and first 3 years as Asuka.The first to hold all championships, get consistent mic time, be in main events of PPVs, And so on. We're too in the bubble right now to necessarily see the forest for the trees.
Most people from ,Somalia, Sudan or Chad would kill to be in the shoes of a low class citizen from a 1st world country. doesn't mean said low clas citizens should be happy with what they got.And the way they book her certainly isn't specific to her, and her alone. Most of the rest of the roster would kill for everything she's achieved and/or gotten.
But that's a women's division issue, not specifically an Asuka issue.I would argue that Kurt was better booked by simply being a man. Like it or not, women's wrestling still isn't treated at the level that men's is. You're either in the title picture or you're not. That's the women's division. For men, there's always things to do even if you don't compete for the title, most matches on PPVs are still predominantly men's matches, with only 2 matches usually for the women, the RAW and SD title matches. And sometimes not even that.
There just isn't the same level of focus devoted to women, and that's why it's become so damn hard for them to get any woman over nowadays. Fans know if you're not in the title picture, you basically don't matter.
Umaga had a long ass streak. Kozlov had one. No one cared because the rest of the booking wasn't anything to write home about.I can't believe I forgot to mention "Longest Singles Undefeated Streak in Modern History". There's that too, all under the company's umbrella.
Here's the thing. I don't want Asuka to have to put with those endemic issues, no matter how many other workers from the promotion also do. f she's going to spend the next 5 years aka the last years of her prime, toilering away doing shit just because "it's the way things go" then may as well leave the promotion, pack those bags and head back to her original scene.But that's a women's division issue, not specifically an Asuka issue.
These "I wish she would just leave" posts is us admitting that things won't change in the WWE. Asuka is essentially on a hamster wheel. If she's getting paid and happy, then good for her, but it's really not been the most satisfactory watch for her fans overall the last 3 years. The accolades are given to her only because she's just that damn good, but they've done everything else in their power to minimize her in comparison to others Vince prefers. To me that's not something to celebrate.Not to mention, most of the dream booking scenarios, at least on my part, now all pertain her going back to Japan and working most of the promotions as a top heel again. Don't know, but kinda tired and lost hope with the way big American promotions approach women's wrestling presentation and booking wise. Guess you could say Asuka should then go to Impact or something but, don't know, if she's going to go to a smaller promotion, may as well to a women's only and where she'll also be more in control of her booking and not get constricted storyline wise by the nationality thing.
And since that would be non wwe related, people in here would probbly complain about it being "off topic", since theys eem to be allergic to non wwe related discussion.
Well, if you log onto twitter and search "Asuka" I would bet you over 70% of the posts on her the past few months are more focused on her bad booking than anything else. And no, those aren't Hugo and my twitter accounts either lol. Even though in kayfabe she's had a good year, people who watch the shows know she's not booked up to the standards they usually book a normal champion.Well, we know how you two will see her overall run, but that's not necessarily how many others will see it, in hindsight. Time will tell.
And that's right now. We won't know the overall picture until a number of years from now.Well, if you log onto twitter and search "Asuka" I would bet you over 70% of the posts on her the past few months are more focused on her bad booking than anything else. And no, those aren't Hugo and my twitter accounts either lol. Even though in kayfabe she's had a good year, people know she's not booked up to the standards they usually book a normal champion.
She likely won't. She seems content enough and I'm sure no other place compares in salary, and she does like her money (as does everyone). I'm just saying it's not so much fun for us.To be clear, if she wants to go somewhere else after her current contract expires, I'm cool with it. I think one of the reasons she came to the States is because she wanted a bigger platform, and also to put less stress on her body, because she got the shit kicked out of her regularly in Japan. What she does now is up to her.
I think being on TV semi regularly is still important. I wouldn't want her to be full time. But as someone who comes in every few months for a big match? Sure. Lots of stars faded fast in name once they went back full time to the Indies. I guess Japan is an option but I don't see Asuka actually MOVING back to Japan and working full time there again. As a special attraction like Mox in NJPW? Sure, I can see that. But working the Japan schedule like before? Doubt it.Nah, fuck AEW. I don't want her nowhere near shit like Baker Jay or Brandi and getting less TV time, merch, money and booknig than them. The whole freelancing across the wrold getting special attraction appearances in shows thing sounds appealing though.
She'd get more time than Shida simply based on the WWE fame, at least for the first year.She wouldn't get TV time in AEW. AEW treat their champ who's been holding the title 2nd rate compared to utter shit like the 3 names I mentioned and give her no storylines. Now ay they are going to suddenly change to build around a newcomer who's in her 40s.