Kanako Urai (浦井 佳奈子 Urai Kanako?, born September 26, 1981) is a Japanese professional wrestler, better known by the ring name Kana (華名 Kana?). She is currently signed to WWE and assigned to its developmental branch NXT under the ring name Asuka (明日華 Asuka?). She is known for her stiff wrestling style, which includes various kicks and submission holds. She has also worked as a freelance graphic designer and video game journalist and through her work with Microsoft, she has been sponsored by the company, wearing an Xbox 360 logo on her gear.

She started her professional wrestling career in the AtoZ promotion in June 2004, where she remained until retiring in March 2006. She returned to the ring a year and a half later, starting to work as a freelancer for promotions such as JWP Joshi Puroresu, NEO Japan Ladies Pro Wrestling, Pro Wrestling Wave, Smash Japan, Wrestling New Classic and Reina Joshi Puroresu. Her achievements include winning the JWP Openweight Championship, NEO Tag Team Championship, Reina World Women's Championship, Smash Diva Championship and Wave Tag Team Championship. In 2015, Urai signed a developmental deal with WWE. Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter has stated that Urai "may be the best worker in WWE, man or woman".

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WWE Current Roster

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