WrestleMania 36: Asuka continues to be the MVP without a crowd

WWE, Asuka (Photo by Etsuo Hara/Getty Images)
WWE, Asuka (Photo by Etsuo Hara/Getty Images) /

WWE has been airing shows without a live audience, and Asuka turned in another MVP-worthy performance at WrestleMania 36.

The main show for Night one of WrestleMania 36 kicked off with the Kabuki Warriors defending their WWE Women’s Tag Team Championships against Nikki Cross and Alexa Bliss, in what turned out to be a good match, with Bliss-Cross Apple-Sauce becoming the first-ever two-time women’s tag champs.

As good as the match was, however, I think it is important to shed some light on how amazing Asuka has been in these Crowd-less arena matches

For the past several weeks, WWE has hosted its shows at the Performance Center with limited crew and no fans in attendance.  Former women’s tag champion Asuka has featured somewhat prominently in these broadcasts and has entertained us with incredible dance moves, amazing commentary, and her ever solid skills inside that squared circle.

Asuka’s ability to entertain has never been in question, however, recent WWE shows have brought that talent to even greater heights, proving that packed show or empty arena, the Empress’ charisma always shines through.  A wrestler having fun, and enjoying themselves during matches and segments has an immense impact on how fans react to everything that superstar does, more than most of us are willing to admit. Asuka, as well as Kairi Sane, are direct evidence of this.

I may not speak for everyone when I say this , but quite often, I find myself smiling and rooting for Asuka during matches even though I know she’s the heel. I know, I know, Heels are bad and we should never cheer for them, but let’s been honest here, can you blame me? Recent   shows  held in the performance center have proven that every single thing Asuka does, works. Her crazy dance moves? they work. Her in-ring ability? Solid as a rock. Asuka on Commentary? Absolutely magnificent.  The intense Japanese promos? even better without fans chanting “WHAT” every third syllable.

Asuka is incredible at what she does. She has an innate ability to play up to a crowd, and yet can work empty arena shows like she is performing for a capacity crowd. No fans to taunt in the front RAW? Asuka doesn’t let that bother her, she’ll just taunt you through your television screen, or mess with Micheal Cole,  whichever one she feels like doing.

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All of this speaks immense volumes about Asuka’s Presence. She makes you care, she entertains you.  Every single moment she’s on screen, you are focused on each and every single thing she does, and for those moments, it’s as if your worries disappear. She’s that good at what she does. Now, if this doesn’t prove that Asuka is the most incredible Crowd-less arena wrestler, then I honestly don’t know what does.