Asuka is officially set to make her main roster debut next month.
It was announced in a video that aired on last night's pre-show and the main No Mercy broadcast that Asuka would be debuting at Raw's TLC pay-per-view on October 22nd. The Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota will host that show, which is Raw's last PPV before Survivor Series.
Whether Asuka would immediately be inserted into the Women's title picture wasn't indicated, though Alexa Bliss was asked about Asuka joining the Raw roster before No Mercy and on the post-show after successfully defending her title. She said that Asuka joining Raw is great for the division, but she's never faced a goddess like Bliss.
During that appearance on the No Mercy post-show, Bliss also discussed running through her competition on the Raw roster after defeating Bayley, Sasha Banks, Nia Jax, and Emma in the fatal five-way Women's title match last night.
Asuka left NXT undefeated and without ever having lost the brand's Women's Championship as she vacated the title in a segment that aired on the September 6th episode. It was later revealed that she would be heading to Raw upon her arrival on the main roster.