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Hall Of Famer Blames WWE Management For Asuka’s Position In WWE


• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (March 6, 1994) – WWF Wrestling Challenge

On this day in 1994, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Wrestling Challenge’.

It was broadcasted from the Civic Center in Springfield, Massachusetts and featured pre-taped matches, promos & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF WrestleMania X’ PPV.

The card can be found right here:

– Double J Jeff Jarrett vs. Mike Moraldo

– Funeral Parlor with Owen Hart

– Earthquake vs. Iron Mike Sharpe

– The Headshrinkers vs. Scott Taylor & Tony Roy

– The Smoking Gunns vs. Mark Thomas & Black Phantom

– Sparky Plugg vs. Bert Centeno

• Hall Of Famer Blames WWE Management For Asuka’s Position In WWE

During a recent edition of the Jim Ross Report podcast, WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross talked about SmackDown Women’s Champion Asuka and blamed WWE management for Asuka being underutilized in the company.

Below is what Good Ol’ JR said:

“I’m a big Asuka fan. I think she is very underutilized, very under-positioned. It’s always going to be the same old BS of, ‘well, she doesn’t speak good English.’ How long has she been here? How long has she been around? And if she can’t speak English, why hasn’t that been addressed long, long before now?

You can’t use it as an excuse if you could have corrected it. That’s on management, bad planning, and if she didn’t want to learn English and make herself more marketable, maybe she should be doing something else. But I think Asuka is a huge star.

She has great charisma; she is believable; she has an exotic look. I haven’t heard any stories about how she’s a crazy person in the locker room. But if the excuse is, ‘well, she doesn’t communicate well and it’s a North American audience or an English-speaking audience – she’s a disconnect,’ who’s fault is that?

If she’s not putting out the effort and you’re trying to help her learn English, that’s one thing. But you’re telling me she couldn’t go to Full Sail University and get tutoring for English? I don’t get that.”

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