The top star of the Japanese all-female promotion Stardom Io Shirai will be at the WWE Performance Center within the next few weeks, and she has confirmed in her blog that she has signed with the company.
As we reported yesterday, she has been on WWE’s radar since 2016 but WWE’s doctors believed they had discovered an undiagnosed heart condition and that prevented her from being signed. However, after another recent health check revealed she is actually fighting fit, she was offered a contract straight away!
Sir Mitch Says: This is a big loss for Stardom but a HUGE gain for WWE! For those who have never seen Io Shirai in action…you’re in for a treat when she debuts in NXT!