Io Shirai may decide to stay in WWE

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by Simone Brugnoli
Io Shirai may decide to stay in WWE

In recent weeks there has been a lot of talk about the Japanese of the WWE's third roster, Io Shirai, former NXT champion and one of the most popular Japanese athletes of the WWE and the world of pro-wrestling in general.

The reason for this chatter is due to the fact that the girl's contract is now expiring, with her wish that it would be to go home, or to Japan, perhaps in the famous company of Stardom, which gave birth to many other great athletes then moved around the world.

In one of the latest updates that arrived on the Wrestling Observer site, just over a week ago, we read the words of Dave Meltzer: "She told people in Japan that once her contract expired she wanted to go back to Japan and be closer to her family."

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Apparently, in one of his latest updates, the usual Dave Meltzer would have increased the dose, returning to talk about the desire of the Japanese to go home, even if there could always be the opportunity for Io Shirai to remain in WWE if he came.

fulfilled one of his greatest wishes a few years ago. When she landed in the rings of the McMahon-owned company, Io wanted to immediately land in the most important shows on the main roster, namely Raw and Smackdown, but obviously, WWE started it from the bottom, or from NXT.

Now, from the headquarters of Stardom, they let it be known that there is still nothing concrete about a return to the homeland of the Japanese, given that the athlete is evaluating what to do or not with her future. In a nutshell, according to Meltzer, if Io Shirai was offered a new deal with WWE for the main roster, the athlete would sign immediately, giving up his dreams at home.

However, no possible initiation of any bargaining between the two parties has been indicated. In an interview with Sports Illustrated, Io Shirai spoke about what it was like to be WWE Women's NXT Champion. "I am so proud to be the champion in what is considered one of the most talented women’s divisions in NXT history.

The fact that I have been able to defend my title against a series of skilled challengers in such high-level matches has been a great experience for me. I fully intend to defend my title in an effort to raise the brand profile of NXT and its women’s division by continuing to have quality matches week in and week out."