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    Posted: 08/September/2015 at 14:25
Quote WWE announces the signing of Kana

STAMFORD, Conn. — WWE announced today the signing of international superstar Kanako Urai, aka Kana, to the NXT division. Kana will officially report to the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Fla., in late September.

Over the course of her 11-year career, Kana has become one of the most exciting women ever to compete in Japan. She has appeared in many organizations throughout the country and has held multiple championships. Last month, Kana made a surprise appearance at NXT Takeover: Brooklyn, sitting in the audience ringside next to WWE Hall of Famer “Nature Boy” Ric Flair.

“We are very excited to have Kana join the NXT roster,” said Triple H, WWE Executive Vice President of Talent, Creative and Live Events. “Her exciting in-ring style will make an immediate impact on the already impressive NXT women’s division.”

They'll no doubt have her tone it down a bit and go the Itami route of learning the WWE way before they do anything of note with her. If they let her use her full skills she'll soon be the best in the division right?


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You dirty bastard, you beat me to the article! :p lol

http://www.wwe.com/inside/kana-is-coming-to-nxt-27928834


I just read this on WWE's website. I'm actually VERY interested in this. Perhaps her signing is a direct response to Eva Marie's fail? lol ok maybe not, but still, Japanese chicks have a rep for being the best of the best. Only thing you could do better is sign Manami Toyota as a trainer.


BTW Kana's the one in blue and white.

Actually still watching this match. This is awesome so far. They wrestle stiff as fuck and the grappling is awesome. If this is exemplary of what she will be bringing to the table then god damn women's wrestling in NXT will be the best thing out there bar-none.

The problem is though that she'll probably suffer from the same problem Kenta has been suffering, language barrier/communications issues that kind of thing, as well as a dumbed down moveset so people like the Bellas can sell without getting exposed as hacks in the ring.

OK Just finished. What a fucking match! I can't stand watching wrestlers striking in WWE, but the striking in this match was stiff as fuck, and I popped for the first time ever over a series of strikes. Kana's kicks look badass when they get sold the way they were by Meiko. WWE wrestlers ought to watch this match to learn how to execute and sell a kick to the head.

Dude I am really looking forward to seeing how she can fit in the WWE system and expand the moveset of the roster.



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You see I see her having the same problem as KENTA err Itami at first. It's adapting to the American/WWE style of things so for her first few months I can't see them allowing her to work her own style until she's comfortable in the WWE way per say. They did it with Itami, they let him settle that started to let him pull out some of his moves. Going to be interesting that's for sure.

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Yeah, they did the same way with Paige too. Paige was quite good and had worked many years in Europe, but she had to learn WWE style and then once she got that she started opening it up and became a real badass...

And then she got on the main roster and it has happened again. She's crippled, but now that some of the new women are coming up she's able to open it up a bit again.

Hideo Itami has had really only ONE good match in the WWE, everything else is really basic boring crap. But that ONE match he had that was good was spectacular.

I still wonder if perhaps Samoa Joe might be doing that exact same thing too. Just learning the WWE style and then maybe he'll show up on the main roster. I mean, they pulled that angle with Owens that was so hot, so I'm just wondering they'll start it back up on the main roster once they feel like Joe has learned the WWE style sufficiently to work their kind of match on Raw/PPVs.

This Kana girl is amazing, I've seen some outstanding matches and I've seen some really meh matches, and I except that's how she'll be depending on her partners. If she has good chemistry and is able to communicate well with her partners she'll be amazing, and without it, she'll be really blah bella.
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I think that like most indy workers with experience, she's gonna have that learning curve to learn the "WWE style" but once she does, she's gonna smoke the rest of those that WWE officials seem to have a hard-on about (yes, you Eva Marie & Dana Brooke)....With the additions of Peyton Royce & Billie Kay, I think that they're slowly are rebuilding that NXT Women's division.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Rico Len Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24/September/2015 at 04:09
I really hope they do more with her than they've done with some of the other girls they've signed out of the indies. Obviously she is head and shoulders above any girl from the indies (including Sara Amato) and she should be treated like that.

Then again so is and so should Samoa Joe compared to all the other recent indie wrestlers from the men's division, and it doesn't look like he's gonna be competing for the NXT Championship any time soon either.



This one's for you Pimpy. ;)
Winner gets to strip the loser.


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Just for the look she gave Emma & Dana Brooke at the end of that segment last night on NXT, it's safe to say that both of them are fucked once Asuka gets her hands on them. And I think we'll particularly enjoy her destroying Dana.
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I love this build they are giving Asuka. Regal just shows Dana and Emma video of Asuka's matches and they slowly go from looking cocky to sick to their stomachs. Emma just pats Dana on the shoulder and says: Good luck with that.

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I got to see that segment. I haven't seen it but it must've been priceless.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Rico Len Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02/October/2015 at 14:48
I was looking for it as an upload by WWE, but apparently they weren't going to do it. Shame. Haven't checked to see if a fan has done it yet or not though.

You didn't get to seen the screen of the laptop while they watched but you could hear Asuka screaming and the impact of some of her kicks and of people hitting the mat, so it sounded good. Dana and Emma did a believable sell while watching too so it turned out to be pretty funny.
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