The sports newspaper Tokyo Sports has announced that the Japanese fighter Io Shirai leaves the company Stardom to sign with WWE. The president of Stardom, Rossy Ogawa did not deny the cause of the goodbye of the fighter, it is even contemplated that his farewell role will be at the Korakuen Hall in Tokyo on June 17.
Io Shirai, who for three years won recognition as the Best Match Award, will see one of her greatest dreams come to an end, the same ones that were truncated on a previous occasion due to a neck injury.
On May 23, she lost the Wonder of Stardom Championship to Momo Watanabe. Today, May 27, in the double role of Osaka, the gladiator had a discreet participation far from the star fights that used to star. In this way, the great star of Japanese professional wrestling will finally leave Japan. Her determination was strengthened, after a new approach of WWE people before the Cinderella Tournament.
It was in the fall of 2016 that a transfer to the biggest Wrestling entertainment company was rumored for the first time, having resonance in the media of the United States. Last year she visited, in the middle of an absolute secret the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida. After the announcement of her injury and her continuity with Stardom, she assured: – “I will always keep looking for the opportunity to be in WWE while I am still active I will not forget that goal”.
After recovering, Io Shirai returned to the star planes with Stardom, working very hard and demonstrating his great wrestling quality. Last February, the refusal of Io Shirai to participate in the “Women of Honor” tournament of RoH, since she did not intend to appear in an event aired on a US television program, a requirement requested by WWE to his future stars.
Now everything seems to indicate that there will be no obstacle to get to the company of the McMahon, this is its time to embellish the world stage with its great presence and beauty.