Asuka accomplished a feat matched only by John Cena, Randy Orton, Edge, and Brock Lesnar in WWE this weekend.
By triumphing in the eponymous women's match at Elimination Chamber 2023 (18 February), Asuka became the first women's wrestler in WWE history to take a Chamber match, Money In The Bank, and the Royal Rumble. Cena, Orton, Edge, and Lesnar are the only wrestlers who have ever accomplished such a feat.
WrestleOps pointed out as much after the show:-
Asuka made history last night as she became the first female WWE star to win a Royal Rumble, MITB & Elimination Chamber match.Advertisement
She now joins an illustrious list of the only four other stars that have done it: John Cena, Randy Orton, Edge & Brock Lesnar.Generational greatness. pic.twitter.com/8EL1DuHcyP— Wrestle Ops (@WrestleOps) February 19, 2023
By triumphing in the women's Chamber, Asuka has earned the chance to face Raw Women's Champion Bianca Belair at WrestleMania 39 (1 & 2 April). Liv Morgan, Raquel Rodriguez, and Carmella were all eliminated by Asuka on the road to victory, though Natalya gave her an assist with Morgan - and Carmella with Rodriguez. Nikki Cross was also in the bout, though she was eliminated first, by Raquel.
Asuka's Royal Rumble win came in 2018, though she was unsuccessful in the ensuing title shot against Charlotte Flair at WrestleMania 34. Two years later, the Japanese star won MITB, landing the Raw Women's Title when Becky Lynch announced her pregnancy on the following night's Raw.