Update on Asuka’s condition after being pulled from the 2024 WWE Queen of the Ring tournament

WWE star Asuka was originally scheduled to have a match with Lyra Valkyria in the 2024 Queen of the Ring tournament. However, Dakota Kai ended up taking Asuka’s place against Valkyria.

In a video published to YouTube, Asuka provided an update on her condition…

“After the Backlash European tour, I had to take a break to treat my knee that had been hurting for a while. My partners Kairi [Sane] and Dakota [Kai] helped me a lot during this tour as I could not move at my best. I am very grateful to both of them.” (quote courtesy of F4WOnline.com)

Asuka reportedly hurt her knee during the March 15th 2024 edition of Smackdown but worked through it until the 2024 Backlash PLE.