Who is Io Shirai

Masami Odate (8 May 1990) is a female Japanese wrestler better known by her ring name Io Shirai. She is currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), where she is assigned on its third brand NXT.

Making her debut in March 2007, Shirai spent several years working as a tag team wrestler, teaming with her older sister Mio, with whom she would wrestle for various promotions across Japan and Mexico, winning the TLW World Young Women’s Tag Team Championship in the process. In June 2010, the Shirai sisters came together with fellow freelance wrestler, Kana to form the Triple Tails stable. The group lasted for fifteen months, before Io left an embarked on a singles career with the World Wonder Ring Stardom promotion. In April 2013, she won the promotion’s top title, the World Of Stardom Championship.

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NXT Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair vs. Io Shirai for the NXT Women’s Championship

Shirai and Flair stalk each other, then lock up. Flair gets Io in a headlock, getting her to her knees. Shirai fights out, but Charlotte takes Shirai down with a shoulder tackle. Shirai uses her speed to get the upper hand on Flair and Flair mockingly applauds her.

Charlotte gets in a Figure Four headscissors on Io, but eventually releases the hold. Charlotte lays into Shirai with chops, and Charlotte doesn’t let up, continuing to lay into her. Shirai goes for a sunset flip, but Flair blocks it.

Shirai chases Charlotte with a series of punches and kicks to Charlotte. Charlotte takes down Shirai with a kick and a clothesline. Shirai rolls out of the ring and Charlotte is in the ring as we go to commercial break.

Back from commercial and Io hits a springboard dropkick on Charlotte from the apron. Io runs at Charlotte in the corner, but Charlotte takes out Shirai with an elbow. Charlotte goes to the middle rope, but Shirai stops her and hits a hurricanrana on Charlotte from the top rope, then covers Charlotte for two.

Both women are back to their feet, and Charlotte hits a backbreaker on Shirai, then sends her face first into the middle turnbuckle. Charlotte goes to the top rope and goes for a moonsault, but Shirai rolls out of the way. Shirai hits Charlotte with a Tiger Kick, then knees to the face in the corner. Shirai covers Charlotte for two.

Shirai goes for a moonsault, but Charlotte gets her knees up. Charlotte follows it up almost immediately with a Big Boot, then uses a matchbook cover on Shirai, but Shirai still kicks out at two.

Charlotte picks up Shirai for a powerbomb, but Shirai is able to hit another hurricanrana, sending Charlotte face first into the corner. Charlotte rolls to the outside. Shirai goes for a moonsault from the top rope to Charlotte on the outside. Charlotte moves out of the way, grabs a kendo stick and attacks Shirai with it, causinga disqualificaiton.

Winner: Io Shirai

Charlotte continues the assault on Shirai, attacking Io’s surgically repaired knee. Charlotte tries to use the steel steps on Shirai, but Rhea Ripley comes from the back and saves her. Rhea Ripley chases Charlotte off, with Charlotte escaping with her title.

Io berates Rhea in Japanese, seeming to be not very thankful to Rhea for saving her. Rhea tells her to shut up and exits the ring. Shirai follows her, continuing to yell at her as we go to commercial.

Back from commercial and Rhea Ripley is interviewed backstage about how she wants a rematch with Charlotte. Io Shirai attacks her from behind and the two have a pull-apart brawl outside.

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 Date: May 20th 2020
 Categories: Results
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