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Io Shirai reportedly departing STARDOM, headed to WWE

According to Tokyo Sports, STARDOM’s Io Shirai will be heading to the WWE shortly after her final show with Japanese promotion on June 17th. Shirai recently lost her Wonder of Stardom title to Momo Watanabe but the Observer reports that the title change had nothing to do with WWE and Stardom did not know she was leaving until Sunday.

Shirai was first contacted by WWE in October 2016 and later accepted a deal in May 2017. However, she failed to pass WWE’s medical examining causing the company to revoked their offer a month later.

F4WOnline adds that besides Shirai and Toni Storm, who also signed a U.K. contract with WWE, the WWE has made offers to other Stardom wrestlers and with the Mae Young Classic this summer, the Stardom Five-Star tournament has lost several wrestlers who were originally set to be part of it.

What are your thoughts on Io Shirai heading to the WWE? Who would you like to see her feud with? Would you like to see her take part in the Mae Young Classic II? Let us know in the comments below!

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