With Sasha Banks, Charlotte, and Becky Lynch graduating to the main roster, and Bayley likely not far behind, much has been made of the fact that the NXT Woman’s Division is looking a little thin on talent, or at least the kind that can put on show-stealing matches. That’s not to say that the remaining women on the NXT roster won’t one day be just as good as the 4 Horsewomen, but it’s going to take time, and wrestling fans are kind of impatient about this sort of thing. Fear not, WWE has already taken steps to address the problem, fleshing out the roster with some new signings. The biggest one, which was just announced, is Kanako Urai, also known as Kana, who has been considered one of the best female Japanese wrestlers in the world over the past decade. But if you haven’t had time to follow Kana’s work in Japan, you may be wondering just what makes her so interesting. Well, here’s some information about WWE’s newest female Superstar that might help you get to know what to expect when she debuts in NXT in the near future.
5. She’s Sponsored By Microsoft
No, really. Outside of the ring, Kana has written many articles for Microsoft’s XBox Magazine, and as part of her work there, she was officially sponsored by the software giant, even occasionally wearing an XBox logo on her ring gear. But that’s not all that Kana has done in her spare time. She also is an accomplished graphics designer with a degree from Osaka University of Arts Junior College, and has designed graphics for several games that were released on the Nintendo DS, as well as some mobile apps. She also owns a hair salon in Japan, and she was also an accomplished athlete prior to getting into wrestling, competing in badminton and figure skating. Don’t laugh, those are really difficult sports. Also, don’t laugh at Kana, because…well, we’ll get to that.