After 304 Days as NXT Women’s Champion, Io Shirai finally met her end at NXT Takeover: Stand & Deliver. There is no shame in losing to someone like Raquel Gonzalez as she enters the run that could define her career. However, after not showing up last week on NXT, nor on RAW & Smackdown, fans are wondering what is next for Io Shirai.
Tonight, we will get answers as she has a sit down interview as part of NXT. With Samoa Joe gone from WWE after his excellent interviews on the NXT Takeover pre show, Beth Phoenix steps into the role of interviewer. Here’s hoping she brings the hard questions to Io Shirai.
Io Shirai Will Get Her Rematch, But First Needs A Break After A 304 Day Reign
Shirai would be happy to sit down with Phoenix, as they went back through her run. She won the belt at In Your House, beating Rhea Ripley & Charlotte Flair. That belt made her the best wrestler in the world, but a big boot and powerbomb on the floor was the turning point of the match with her match with Gonzalez. She had no energy left after that, and it ended her reign.
Raquel was her biggest and toughest challenge, but when the time is right? She will get her rematch. But for right now, she is taking some rest. She defended her championship for 304 days, but now her body needs some time to recover.
Franky Monet Will Fill Her Shoes While She Is Gone
Franky Monet and her dog would crash the interview, and she was eavesdropping. While Shirai rests, Monet will gladly take her spot as the top woman in NXT. Shirai would rant in Japanese, declaring that she prefers cats, before storming off. Will Shirai defeat Monet before she takes her break? Let us know what you think in the comment section down below.
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