WWE just confirmed a few minutes ago the signing of one of the most important stars of international wrestling: Io Shirai.
The rumors that Shirai could end up in the company of the McMahons, have been confirmed in a live event held at the Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo, Japan. Former World Wonder Star star Stardom has appeared to the surprise of everyone present and has risen to the ring to confirm its incorporation into the NXT brand. In turn, she is expected to be one of the star participants in the annual edition of the Mae Young Classic tournament.
So far, neither WWE nor NXT have issued an official statement but they are expected to do so in the next few hours. However, the same Shirai has been responsible for publishing a post on their social networks confirming the news.
— 紫雷イオ、Io Shirai (@shirai_io) June 30, 2018
Io Shirai is considered one of the best fighters of today, reaching to capture most of the most important championships of the female independent scene in Japan. It should be noted that he has also appeared in international promotions such as Lucha Underground in a timely manner.