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Kanako Urai (浦井 佳奈子, Urai Kanako, born September 26, 1981) is a Japanese professional wrestler. She is signed to WWE, where she performs on the SmackDown brand under the ring name Asuka (アスカ or 明日華, ), as a member of Damage CTRL. She is one-half of the current WWE Women's Tag Team Champions with Kairi Sane in their second reign as a team and Asuka's record-setting fourth reign individually. Previously known as Kana (華名), she started her professional wrestling career in 2004 in the AtoZ promotion, where she remained until retiring in 2006. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Asuka has received more than 171,052 page views. Her biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Asuka is the 159th most popular wrestler (up from 194th in 2019), the 1,397th most popular biography from Japan (up from 1,461st in 2019) and the 11th most popular Japanese Wrestler.

Memorability Metrics

  • 170k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 46.02

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 20

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 6.75

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 1.89

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Asukas by language

Over the past year Asuka has had the most page views in the with 110,339 views, followed by Spanish (70,620), and French (30,459). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Korean (134.91%), Vietnamese (81.97%), and Polish (66.72%)


Among wrestlers, Asuka ranks 159 out of 1,027Before her are Scott Hall, László Papp, Bobby Heenan, Jimmy Hart, The Fabulous Moolah, and Jake Roberts. After her are Angelo Parisi, Tevfik Kış, Rob Van Dam, Mr. Fuji, Nathan Jones, and King Kong Bundy.

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Among people born in 1981, Asuka ranks 133Before her are Andrés D'Alessandro, Anja Pärson, Lauren Jackson, Michiel Huisman, Kaan Urgancıoğlu, and Cho Yeo-jeong. After her are Miyavi, Michelle Dockery, Elena Dementieva, Belladonna, Song Ji-hyo, and Nenê.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Asuka ranks 1,397 out of 6,245Before her are Shidzue Katō (1897), Seiichiro Kashio (1892), Masao Harada (1912), Nobuyuki Aihara (1934), Chieko Hase (1956), and Yuji Hyakutake (1950). After her are Tsuneko Sasamoto (1914), Ōten Shimokawa (1892), Miyavi (1981), Naomi Kawase (1969), Nobuko Imai (1943), and Shunji Iwai (1963).

Among WRESTLERS In Japan

Among wrestlers born in Japan, Asuka ranks 11Before her are Chiyonofuji Mitsugu (1955), Yasuhiro Yamashita (1957), Shozo Sasahara (1929), Shinobu Sekine (1943), Osamu Watanabe (1940), and Takehide Nakatani (1941). After her are Atsuji Miyahara (1958), Yuji Takada (1954), Mitsuo Ikeda (1935), Jiichiro Date (1952), Hidehiko Yoshida (1969), and Shohachi Ishii (1926).