Io Shirai held the NXT Women’s Championship for 10 months before dropping it to Raquel Gonzalez back at NXT Takeover Stand & Deliver in April.
Whenever a champion in NXT loses their championship, the prospect of a potential call-up to Raw or SmackDown immediately becomes a talking point.
Shirai recently spoke to Sports Illustrated, where she revealed that she would be open to a main roster call-up, listing Sasha Banks and Bayley as two women she wants to face off against.
“Of course, I would be open to a move to SmackDown or Raw. The opportunity would present new goals and encounters different from what I have achieved and experienced in NXT. I would like a rematch with Sasha Banks as soon as possible. I also heard Bayley say she wanted to have a match with me, and I would definitely relish my first confrontation with her. If it is a title match, even better.”
Io Shirai is set to enter War Games for the third time in her career tomorrow night (December 5), when she teams with Raquel Gonzalez, Cora Jade and Kay Lee Ray against Toxic Attraction and Dakota Kai.