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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Rhea Ripley vs. Io Shirai

We go back to the ring for tonight’s main event as Io Shirai makes her way out first. Rhea Ripley is out next.

The bell rings and Shirai immediately nails a dropkick to start. They go at it and Shirai blocks a back drop with a kick. Shirai smiles and ends up raking her nails down Ripley’s back after another counter. Ripley levels her with two big clotheslines. Ripley keeps going and nails a dropkick to send Shirai to the apron. Ripley stays on Shirai and slams her face-first in the middle of the ring. Ripley with another big face-first spike into the mat.

Ripley goes for another big slam on her face but Shirai fights out. Shirai keeps control for a double stomp. Ripley kicks out at 2 in the middle of the ring. Shirai looks a bit surprised and Ripley crawls on the mat as we go back to commercial.

Back from the break and they’re going at it. Ripley catches Shirai in mid-move and goes for a powerbomb. Shirai ends up rolling Ripley for a 2 count. Shirai with a Crossface submission now. Ripley screams but won’t tap. Ripley powers up and slams Shirai back into the turnbuckles. Shirai with a boot to the face. She goes to the top but Ripley rocks her a few times. Ripley climbs up and hits Shirai with forearms to the back. Ripley goes for a superplex but Shirai keeps fighting. Ripley with headbutts up top. Ripley unloads with headbutts now.

Ripley nails the superplex but Shirai kicks out in the middle of the ring. More back and forth now as the referee warns Shirai to stay off the hair. They trade strikes and Ripley levels Shirai with a big shot. Shirai slides out of a slam and then drops Ripley into another Crossface. More back and forth. Shirai ends up sending Ripley to the floor and nailing a big suicide dive.

The music hits and out comes NXT Women’s Champion Charlotte Fair. She walks down the ramp as Shirai and Ripley brawl on the ramp while on their knees. Ripley brings Shirai back in but Shirai catches her in a headscissors on the edge of the apron. Shirai sends Ripley crashing into Flair at ringside. Shirai brings Ripley back in the ring but she’s slow to roll in after her. Shirai with the running double knees in the corner. Ripley kicks out at 2.

Ripley catches Shirai but Shirai turns it into a big DDT for another close pin attempt in the middle of the ring. Shirai gets up first but Flair suddenly hits the ring and levels Shirai with a big boot for the disqualification.

Winner by DQ: Io Shirai

– The bell rings but Flair immediately drops Ripley with a Spear as the referee tells her to get out of the ring. Flair stands tall while Ripley and Shirai are down now. Flair’s music hits as she raises the title in the air over Shirai and Ripley. NXT goes off the air.

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 Date: May 21st 2020
 Categories: Results
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