Kana’s First WWE Interview, Talks About Competing Against WWE Diva’s, What Makes Her Different, And More


Good news for all Kana fans, first signs suggests WWE really has high hopes for their new female talent, calling her “the hottest female wrestler in Japan” and  “a Diva to be feared”. In an interview with WWE.com, Kana spoke of the WWE/NXT female divisions, her aspirations and much more. She also seems to have already adapted to the WWE way of doing things, check who her favorite wrestler is.


Were you a fan of WWE growing up?

Kana: I became attracted to sports-entertainment in Japan while watching Keiji Muto, aka The Great Muta, when I was in high school. I followed his career to WCW when he became part of the New World Order and have been a fan ever since. My favorite WWE Superstar of all time is Triple H.

What does it mean to you to be signed by WWE and wrestle in NXT’s acclaimed women’s division?

Kana: I have been in this business for more than 10 years and have accomplished almost everything there is to accomplish. When the opportunity with WWE came up, I saw it as a chance to showcase my talents to the world on the biggest sports-entertainment stage there is. In this business, you always dream of making it in WWE, and I am going to give everything I have to the WWE Universe and make sure I take full advantage of the opportunity in front of me.

What were your first impressions of the WWE Performance Center?

Kana: It is like nothing I have ever seen before. I was very impressed. The Performance Center has everything you could ever need under one roof. I can’t wait to get to Orlando and take advantage of everything it has to offer.

You were in attendance at NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn. What were your thoughts on the NXT Women’s Title Match between Bayley and Sasha Banks?

Kana: It was so exciting; I wanted to jump in the ring with them. The energy in the building was absolutely amazing.

You’ve been in the ring with everyone from former Superstar Tajiri to NXT Assistant Head Coach Sara Amato. If you could have a dream match against any past or present WWE Diva, who would it be?

Kana: I want to take on all the Divas and gain their respect, while also leaving my mark on the division.

What makes you different from the other WWE and NXT Divas?

Kana: I feel like the experience I have gained over the years, along with the techniques and skills I have accumulated, will allow me to contribute to the Divas division right away.

What are you most looking forward to?

Kana: It has been amazing watching the likes of Sasha Banks, Bayley, Becky Lynch and Charlotte take the Divas division by storm. I can’t wait to get in the ring with them and add my own chapter to the Divas Revolution.

I've been following wrestling for almost 30 years now, and the metal scene for even longer. And let's just say that all that head-banging has left me with some weird ideas that i will share with you from time to time. Aren't you glad?