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 Who is Io Shirai

Masami Odate (8 May 1990) is a female Japanese wrestler better known by her ring name Io Shirai. She is currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), where she is assigned on its third brand NXT.

Making her debut in March 2007, Shirai spent several years working as a tag team wrestler, teaming with her older sister Mio, with whom she would wrestle for various promotions across Japan and Mexico, winning the TLW World Young Women’s Tag Team Championship in the process. In June 2010, the Shirai sisters came together with fellow freelance wrestler, Kana to form the Triple Tails stable. The group lasted for fifteen months, before Io left an embarked on a singles career with the World Wonder Ring Stardom promotion. In April 2013, she won the promotion’s top title, the World Of Stardom Championship.

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  2021/03/11
NXT Results-March 10th,2021
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Match Number One:  Io Shirai versus Toni Storm for the NXT Women’s Championship

They lock up and Io with a clean break.  They lock up again and Toni backs Io into the ropes and Toni slaps Io.  Io with a double leg take down and punches.  Toni with punches as she gains the top position.  Toni with a kick to the head.  Toni with a running hip into the corner and Io goes to the floor.  Toni goes for a dive to the floor and Io with a forearm followed by a slingshot stomp. Io with kicks to Toni.  Io with forearms and chops.  Toni misses a boot and Io with a forearm.  Toni misses another kick and Io with a rollup.  Io with a drop kick.  Io kicks Toni in the corner.  Io with an octopus.with her elbow in the ribs.  Io with a kick and chop.  Toni with an Irish whip but Io sends Toni to the floor.

Toni pulls Io off the ropes on a springboard move.  Toni sends Io into the ring steps.  Toni chops Io and connects with forearms to the back.  Toni gets a near fall.  Toni with a biel using the hair.  Toni kicks Io in the corner.  Toni with a snap mare and she gets a near fall.  Toni with a neck vice on Io.  Toni with a suplex for a near fall.  Io with shoulder tackles followed by a flapjack and Tiger Feint kick.  Io with a springboard drop kic for a near fall.  Io with a waist lock and Toni with a standing switch and Io with a rollup into a double stomp.  Io goes up top and Toni with a head butt to stop Io.  Toni sets for a superplex and hits it.  

Toni with a running clothesline and a German suplex for a near fall.  Io and Toni with forearms and Io with a matrix but Toni with an elbow drop.  Toni with a sliding clothesline against the ropes.  Io with a back drop onto the apron and then Io goes to the turnbuckles for a moonsault onto Toni on the floor.  Io sends Toni back into the ring and she stops Io on a moonsault attempt and Toni with a sit out power bomb for a near fall.  Io escapes Storm Zero and hits a few palm strikes.  Io with a crossface and Toni gets to the ropes to force the break.  Io with a running double knee strike in the corner and Io walks over Toni and goes up top for the moonsault but Toni moves.  Toni with Storm Zero for a near fall.  

Toni goes up top and misses a diving head butt.  Io with a crossface and Toni taps out.

Winner:  Io Shirai (retains championship)

 
  2021/01/29
NXT Results-January 27th,2021
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– We go back to the ring and out comes Toni Storm. Storm takes the mic and talks about how she takes something when she wants it. She goes on about winning the NXT UK Women’s Title from Rhea Ripley, and winning the Mae Young Classic by defeating NXT Women’s Champion Io Shirai. Storm wanted to win the first-ever Women’s Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic but Shirai took that from her, so now Storm wants to hurt Shirai and take the title from her. She goes on but the music interrupts and out comes Shirai to a pop. Shirai takes the mic and stares Storm down. Shirai is ready to take Storm anywhere. Shirai says she doesn’t like Storm. A brawl breaks out between the two. Shirai ends up dropkicking Storm and sending her to the floor. Shirai stands tall until Mercedes Martinez attacks from behind.

Fans boo as Martinez drives Shirai into the mat. Martinez picks up the title belt and looks at it. Storm comes back in and snatches the title. They argue over it until Shirai hits a missile dropkick from the top to send Storm out. Shirai uppercuts Martinez into the corner and then charges in with a big shot. Shirai goes to the top for a moonsault but Storm attacks from the apron. Martinez tries to attack but Storm sends her out. Storm with three big running back splashes to Shirai while she’s down in the corner as the boos continue. Storm picks the title up and looks at it while Shirai is laid out in the corner and Martinez is down on the outside. Storm raises the title in the air as her music starts up.

 
  2020/10/05
NXT Takeover 31 Results-October 4th,2020
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NXT Women’s Title Match: Candice LeRae vs. Io Shirai

We go back to the ring and out first comes Candice LeRae. NXT Women’s Champion Io Shirai is out next. Taylor does formal ring introductions.

The bell rings and they face off. Shirai shoves LeRae after some trash talking. They go at it and run the ropes. Shirai shows LeRae up and hip tosses her, then dropkicks her on the mat. LeRae rolls to the floor to regroup and she’s angry as fans boo. The referee counts and LeRae runs back in. They go at it again and tangle in the middle of the ropes. LeRae side-steps and goes for a monkey flip from the corner but Shirai lands on her feet. Shirai looks to follow up with a boot in the corner but LeRae quickly rolls to the floor to avoid it.

LeRae comes back to the apron but Shirai grabs her and thrusts to the gut. Shirai tries to hit the sunset bomb to the floor but LeRae holds on. LeRae ends up springboarding from the bottom rope, sending Shirai into the barrier. LeRae brings Shirai back to the apron but gets kicked in the face. Shirai with a big moonsault from the middle rope to the floor. Shirai brings it back in for a 2 count. Shirai kicks LeRae around now. Shirai with strikes in the corner as the referee warns her. Shirai with more offense in the corner, driving the knees into LeRae. Shirai with another 2 count.

Shirai continues to dominate until LeRae hits a big Backstabber out of the corner from the middle turnbuckle. Shirai kicks out at 2. LeRae grounds Shirai with a chinlock now. LeRae fights off Shirai and they tangle some more. LeRae levels Shirai with a lariat for a 2 count in the middle of the ring. LeRae grinds Shirai across the middle rope. LeRae laughs at Shirai before going back to work. LeRae with a Blockbuster for another close 2 count. Shirai is still holding her nose from having it ran across the rope earlier. LeRae smirks and grounds Shirai in the middle of the ring again. The crowd continues to rally for the champ but LeRae slams her back down by her hair for another 2 count.

LeRae kicks Shirai while she’s down. LeRae with a backbreaker in the middle of the ring. Shirai kicks out at 2. LeRae rams Shirai into the turnbuckles and then wastes some time showing off. LeRae with a running uppercut into the corner. LeRae taunts Shirai against the ropes now. LeRae drops Shirai and keeps pounding on her as fans rally. LeRae beats Shirai into one corner and then slams her face-first into turnbuckles in another corner as the referee warns her. LeRae stomps away on Shirai, putting her back down in a corner. LeRae taunts Shirai and shoves her face while she’s down. LeRae tosses Shirai across the ring a few times. Shirai keeps control and delivers a suplex from the corner for another close pin attempt. LeRae goes right into another pin attempt and now she looks frustrated.

LeRae continues to dominate, grounding Shirai in the middle of the ring. Shirai mounts some offense for her comeback now. Shirai with a double stomp out of a pin attempt. The referee counts while they’re both down and the crowd rallies. They get up and Shirai knocks her down with shoulder tackles. Shirai with a Flapjack in the middle of the ring. Shirai hits 619 while LeRae is dazed on her feet.

Shirai springboards in from the apron, nailing the missile dropkick. LeRae kicks out at 2. Shirai looks to finish LeRae off but she blocks it and drops Shirai on her face. LeRae with a senton to the lower back. A springboard moonsault turn it around but doesn’t hit all the way. Shirai with a double underhook into a backbreaker. Shirai goes to the corner but gets slammed to the mat. Shirai comes with a Meteora in the corner. LeRae counters a move and rolls Shirai for 2. Shirai comes back with an open palm thrust. Shirai with a German suplex. LeRae comes back with a snap German of her own. LeRae with a Backstabber in the middle of the ring. LeRae with a second rope moonsault for a close 2 count and LeRae can’t believe it.

LeRae smacks Shirai around and taunts her. Shirai takes a shot and pulls LeRae down into the Crossface in the middle of the ring. LeRae struggles and screams out. LeRae turns it into a 2 count as Shirai kicks out. LeRae with a submission now. Shirai tries to make it to the bottom rope but LeRae avoids it and keeps it locked. Shirai finally grabs the bottom rope for a pop. Shirai looks to deck Shirai but accidentally hits the referee with an elbow. She sees an opportunity and goes for Shirai but Shirai counters and lands the Air Raid Crash. Shirai goes to the top for the moonsault but LeRae gets her knees up. Shirai lands on the knees and gets knocked into the referee. The referee has been hit twice now and ends up on the floor, possibly taken out for good. LeRae ends up hitting the Wicked Stepsister. LeRae covers but there is no referee. Johnny Gargano runs down wearing a referee t-shirt as fans boo.

Gargano counts the pin but Shirai kicks out. LeRae and Gargano aren’t happy. Gargano goes to ringside and grabs the title belt, saying it belongs to his wife. He returns to the ring with the belt but the original referee has recovered, but is hurting. He argues with Gargano for the title and it gets dropped. The two referees argue about who needs to leave now. LeRae picks the title up and nails Shirai in the face with it. Gargano stops arguing and exits the ring. The referee turns around to count LeRae’s pin attempt but Shirai kicks out at 2.

The Garganos are furious now. LeRae goes to the top but Shirai rocks her in the jaw with an open palm strike. Shirai climbs up and hits the super Spanish Fly on LeRae. Shirai leaps back to the top and hits her big moonsault for the pin to retain.

Winner: Io Shirai

– After the match, the music hits as Shirai recovers. We go to replays. Shirai raises the title in the middle of the ring now. NXT UK Superstar Toni Storm suddenly appears on the big screen and congratulates Shirai. Storm also wants to make sure Shirai and everyone else has their head on a swivel because as of right now, Storm is back in NXT. She promises to turn NXT upside down and inside out, and reminds everyone that NXT has, and always will be, Toni Time. She will see us soon. Shirai nods her head and gives a thumbs up to end the segment.

We see the mystery figure arrive to the building on a motorcycle, with the same interface we’ve seen over the past few weeks in the teaser promos. Shirai is shown watching in the ring. The mystery person enters the arena and stands on the stage as the lights come up. They remove their helmet and it’s Ember Moon, making her return to TV. She stares back at the ring and acknowledges the crowd as Shirai looks on to end the segment.

 
  2020/06/28
NXT July 1st PreviewIo Shirai vs Sasha Banks
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NXT Women’s Champion Io Shirai has declared that NXT is hers now, and one former stalwart of the black-and-gold brand is out to prove otherwise. Shirai will face Sasha Banks in a non-title match on Wednesday night at The Great American Bash.

Banks and Bayley — two former NXT Women’s Champions in their own right — returned to the black-and-gold brand two weeks ago, successfully defending the WWE Women’s Tag Team Titles against Tegan Nox & Shotzi Blackheart.

Shirai offered anything but a warm welcome, clearing the ring of Banks and Bayley with blistering offense.

Banks fired back on Twitter, insisting there would be no NXT for Shirai to lay claim to without “The Golden Role Models.” The Legit Boss challenged Shirai to a one-on-one bout, though it’s clear she doesn’t plan on coming alone, as SmackDown Women’s Champion Bayley will be by her side.

RENT’S DUE @SHIRAI_IO #SASHA3SHOWS PIC.TWITTER.COM/F0QQDINLAS— $asha Banks (@SashaBanksWWE) June 27, 2020

The Genius of the Sky responded, sounding more than happy to oblige, and NXT General Manager William Regal made things official. 

 
  2020/06/13
Io Shirai strikes GOLD!
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  2020/06/08
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  2020/06/08
WWE NXT TakeOver: In Your House Results – June 7, 2020
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– We get a video package for tonight’s main event.

Triple Threat for the NXT Women’s Title: Io Shirai vs. Rhea Ripley vs. Charlotte Flair

We go back to the ring and out first comes Rhea Ripley. Io Shirai is out next. NXT Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair makes her way out last. Flair enters the ring and raises the title. We get formal ring introductions from Alicia Taylor.

The bell rings and they stare each other down. The trainees make some noise in the crowd. Flair rolls to the floor and tells them to go at it. The crowd boos Flair and chants “you don’t go here!” now. Ripley and Shirai lock up now. Ripley sends Shirai down. Flair runs in from behind and slams Ripley. Ripley chases Flair back out and Shirai rolls Ripley up for 2. Flair decks Ripley and takes her to the corner for more kicks. Shirai pulls Flair off but Flair kicks her. Shirai drops Flair but runs into boots from Ripley in the corner. Flair with a neckbreaker to Ripley. Flair catches Shirai and hits a fall-away slam. Flair kips up for more boos. Flair yells about how this is her house and these two are guests. She delivers chops to both challengers.

Flair goes to run their heads together but they double team her. Ripley hits Shirai and goes to work on Flair. Flair fights back in from the apron. Ripley pulls Flair to the floor. Ripley goes for a cannonball from the apron but she lands hard as Flair moves. Flair launches Ripley into the barrier and she lands hard again. Flair turns around to Shirai nailing a Frankensteiner from the apron. Flair comes back and sends Shirai into the ring post. Flair then sends Shirai into Ripley and the barrier. More boos from Flair as she shows off some at ringside.

Flair brings Shirai back into the ring and boots her in the head while talking trash. Flair takes her time working Shirai over now. Flair catches Shirai but she lands on her feet. Shirai goes for a dropkick but it’s blocked as Flair transitions into a Boston Crab in the middle of the ring. Shirai kicks out and kicks Flair away. Ripley runs in and clotheslines Flair twice. Ripley with knees to Flair’s face now. Ripley levels Flair with a running boot. Ripley yells out and hits abasement dropkick to Flair. Shirai runs over and drops Ripley. Shirai with 619 to Flair. Shirai keeps control and rolls Flair up, then stomps on her. Shirai with more offense to Flair while she’s down. Flair kicks out after a dropkick.

The crowd rallies for Shirai and she powers up. Ripley runs in and cuts Shirai off, rolling her up. Shirai counters. They both collide with big strikes and both go down. Shirai and Ripley start getting up but Flair nails a double Spear. Shirai kicks out at 2, then Ripley kicks out at 2. Flair throws a crotch chop to the crowd. She drags both challengers over to the corner next to each other. Flair goes to the top for the moonsault but Shirai moves and Ripley gets her knees up. Shirai rolls Flair for 2. Ripley rolls Shirai for 2. Shirai counters the Ripcord and drops Ripley. Shirai counters Flair and applies the Crossface submission in the middle of the ring. Ripley breaks it with a big kick. Flair comes right back with a big boot to Ripley for 2. Fans chant “this is awesome!” now.

Flair gets up and stalks Ripley. Ripley avoids Natural Selection as Flair misses it. Ripley slams Flair on her face. Shirai springboards with a missile dropkick to Ripley. Ripley powers up as fans rally for her again. Shirai with the running double knees to Ripley in the corner. Flair comes right back with Natural Selection to Shirai but Shirai kicks out just before the 3 count. Flair can’t believe it.

Shirai rolls Flair for a 2 count. Flair with the Figure Four on Shirai. Ripley breaks the Figure Eight attempt by pulling Flair to the floor and unloading with strikes and a handful of hair. They continue brawling as Shirai nails a big plancha through the ropes, taking Ripley down. Flair hits a big boot on Shirai at ringside. Flair sends Shirai crashing through a window of the house. Ripley and Flair brawl after a Spear attempt now. Ripley mounts Flair with rights and lefts as the referee warns her to take it back to the ring.

Flair gets up and slaps Ripley in the face. Flair mashes Ripley’s face into the Plexiglas and slams her. Ripley keeps fighting and so does Flair. Flair yells at Ripley to come on. We see a spotlight on Shirai now as she’s high up on top of the house set. Ripley and Flair brawl down below. They look up and see Shirai. She smiles and leaps down, nailing a big crossbody on Flair and Ripley. A “holy shit!” chant breaks out now.

Shirai brings Flair back into the ring. Shirai goes to the top but Ripley runs up to the apron and rocks her to prevent the moonsault. Flair charges with a Spear as Ripley comes through the ropes in the ring but Ripley sends her face-first into the turnbuckles. Flair is out on the floor now. Ripley climbs up for a superplex but Shirai resists. Shirai slides down and decks Ripley, then climbs back up with her. Shirai goes for the Frankensteiner but Ripley stops it in mid-move. Flair runs in with a big boot to Shirai. Shirai falls to the mat and rolls out while Ripley is still up top. Flair chops Ripley while she’s up high. Flair climbs up but Ripley fights back. Ripley with the super Riptide from the top but Shirai rolls back in the ring to break the pin up.

Shirai dodges a kick from Ripley. Shirai unloads with strikes. Ripley blocks Shirai and catches her in the Prism. Flair comes in with a kendo stick and nails Ripley over the back to break the submission. Flair with kendo stick shots to both challengers now. Ripley turns around to a big Spear from Flair. Flair goes for the Figure Four as Ripley tries to resist. Flair tries to bridge into a Figure Eight but Ripley fights her. Flair bridges it as Shirai goes to the top. Shirai hits the moonsault to Ripley, landing only on her and forcing Flair’s submission to break. Shirai holds it for the pin on Ripley to win, while Flair still has part of her hold locked in.

Winner and New NXT Women’s Champion: Io Shirai

– After the match, Flair recovers as Shirai takes her title and raises it in the air. Fans chant her name as we go to replays. We come back to Shirai up top celebrating her title win as confetti falls all over the arena. NXT “Takeover: In Your House” goes off the air with Shirai celebrating with the title.

 
  2020/05/29
NXT Results-May 27th,2020
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– Back from the break and we get a quick promo on Charlotte Flair. She will defend against Rhea Ripley and Io Shirai at “Takeover: In Your House” in a Triple Threat.

Rhea Ripley and Io Shirai vs. Charlotte Flair and Chelsea Green

We go back to the ring and out first comes Rhea Ripley for her team. Io Shirai is out next to team with Ripley. Mauro speaks out against cyber-bullying and remembers Japanese wrestler Hana Kimura, who passed away at the age of 22 last week after committing suicide. NXT Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair is out first for her team. Flair hits the ring with the title around her waist and poses as her opponents stare her down. The music hits and out comes Flair’s mystery partner – Chelsea Green of The Robert Stone Brand. Stone accompanies Green down the ramp and praises her to the camera. Stone joins Green in the ring and continues hyping her up as the others look on and the crowd boos.

Ripley starts off for her team. Flair looks to begin for her team but she goes to the apron and Green gets ready to lock up with Ripley. Ripley goes at her first but Ripley wants Flair. Green is ready to go at it. Green dodges a shot. Ripley has words with Flair. Green goes behind Ripley and nails her in the back. Ripley takes control and slams Green on her face with a Facebuster. Ripley goes to knock Flair off the apron with a big boot boot Flair jumps down.

Green grabs Ripley by her hair as the referee warns her. Ripley drops Green with a headbutt. Shirai tags in and rocks Green with forearms. Shirai mounts offense and unloads on Green. Shirai sends Green into the corner and charges in with an elbow. Shirai drops Green in the corner and unloads with boots. Shirai drives her knees into Green in the corner as the referee counts. Green blocks a kick on the ropes, sending Shirai to the floor. Green runs the ropes and hits the suicide dive.

Green brings Shirai back in as a “NXT!” chant breaks out. Flair tries to put boots to Shirai but the referee warns her. Flair tags in and unloads on Shirai in the corner with kicks. Green tags in for a quick double team. Flair is also still taunting Ripley. Shirai sends Green to the floor and runs the ropes, leaping out with a plancha. Shirai is fired up on the outside now as the “NXT!” chant continues. Shirai unloads against the barrier with kicks to Green. Flair walks over where Shirai is working on Green. Ripley jumps down off the apron and lets Flair know she’s there. Shirai goes to whip Green into the barrier but Green counters and launches Shirai into it. We go to commercial with Green in control.

Back from the break and Flair has Shirai down in the middle of the ring. Shirai tries to fight up and out but Flair takes her back down. Flair with big chops against the ropes, taunting Ripley. Shirai forces Flair to chop Green, dropping her on the apron by accident. Flair stops Shirai from making the tag. Ripley still runs in but she distracts the referee, allowing Shirai to get double teamed in the corner.

Green tags in and taunts Ripley. Shirai takes advantage with a big crossbody to Green. Ripley gets the hot tag, running wild with a clothesline to Green and a shot to knock Flair off the apron. Ripley clotheslines Green again. Ripley with knee strikes and a big dropkick to Green. Ripley with an Electric Chair Facebuster to Green. Ripley covers but Flair breaks the pin up. Ripley and Green tangle again. Flair tags in as Ripley rolls Green in. Flair with a big boot to the face. Flair goes for the Figure Four but Shirai flies in and breaks it up. Shirai takes Flair with with a hurricanrana. Shirai with flying double knees in the corner. Shirai with a pin attempt but Flair kicks out.

Shirai goes for the double underhook on Flair but Flair back-drops her. Shirai lands on her feet. Shirai rolls Flair up and stomps on her chest with both boots. Shirai goes for the 619 on Flair and nails it for another pop. Shirai springboards in but Green pushes Flair out of the way to safety, taking the missile dropkick for her. More back and forth with Flair and Shirai. Ripley swings at Flair from the apron but Flair moves as Shirai charges, causing Shirai to knock Ripley off the apron to the floor. Flair rolls Shirai up for the pin to win, using her feet on the ropes for leverage.

Winners: Charlotte Flair and Chelsea Green

– After the bell, Stone immediately helps Green up off the floor as Flair’s music hits. Flair, Green and Stone stand at the bottom of the ramp together as Flair raises her title. We go to replays. Shirai and Ripley recover on the outside, staring at Flair. Mauro hypes Shirai vs. Ripley vs. Flair for the title at Takeover.

 
  2020/05/22
NXT Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair vs. Rhea Ripley vs. Io Sh...
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Rhea Ripley wants another chance against Charlotte Flair, and Io Shirai wants the opportunity she believes she’s still owed.

Both will get their wish. As first reported by TV Guide, Charlotte will defend the NXT Women’s Championship against Ripley and Shirai in a Triple Threat Match at NXT TakeOver: In Your House.

Ripley and Flair tore down the house at WrestleMania in the first-ever match with an NXT title on the line at the Grandest Stage of Them All. But The Queen parlayed her experience advantage into victory to become NXT Women’s Champion for the first time in five years.

Meanwhile, Shirai deservingly earned the right to challenge Flair by overcoming five other women in a Ladder Match. The Evil Genius of the Sky may have given Charlotte more than she bargained for, as The Queen got herself disqualified during their title tilt, brutalizing Shirai with a Kendo stick until Ripley intervened.

The Joshi Judas wasn’t all that thankful for Ripley getting involved, however, and both saw the other as standing between them and the championship. The Queen took advantage of the turmoil, laying them out during their one-on-one bout.

Charlotte stood tall over both foes on that occasion, but in a match where she doesn’t have to be pinned or submitted to lose the title, can she preserve her reign over NXT?

 
  2020/05/21
NXT Results-May 20th,2020
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Rhea Ripley vs. Io Shirai

We go back to the ring for tonight’s main event as Io Shirai makes her way out first. Rhea Ripley is out next.

The bell rings and Shirai immediately nails a dropkick to start. They go at it and Shirai blocks a back drop with a kick. Shirai smiles and ends up raking her nails down Ripley’s back after another counter. Ripley levels her with two big clotheslines. Ripley keeps going and nails a dropkick to send Shirai to the apron. Ripley stays on Shirai and slams her face-first in the middle of the ring. Ripley with another big face-first spike into the mat.

Ripley goes for another big slam on her face but Shirai fights out. Shirai keeps control for a double stomp. Ripley kicks out at 2 in the middle of the ring. Shirai looks a bit surprised and Ripley crawls on the mat as we go back to commercial.

Back from the break and they’re going at it. Ripley catches Shirai in mid-move and goes for a powerbomb. Shirai ends up rolling Ripley for a 2 count. Shirai with a Crossface submission now. Ripley screams but won’t tap. Ripley powers up and slams Shirai back into the turnbuckles. Shirai with a boot to the face. She goes to the top but Ripley rocks her a few times. Ripley climbs up and hits Shirai with forearms to the back. Ripley goes for a superplex but Shirai keeps fighting. Ripley with headbutts up top. Ripley unloads with headbutts now.

Ripley nails the superplex but Shirai kicks out in the middle of the ring. More back and forth now as the referee warns Shirai to stay off the hair. They trade strikes and Ripley levels Shirai with a big shot. Shirai slides out of a slam and then drops Ripley into another Crossface. More back and forth. Shirai ends up sending Ripley to the floor and nailing a big suicide dive.

The music hits and out comes NXT Women’s Champion Charlotte Fair. She walks down the ramp as Shirai and Ripley brawl on the ramp while on their knees. Ripley brings Shirai back in but Shirai catches her in a headscissors on the edge of the apron. Shirai sends Ripley crashing into Flair at ringside. Shirai brings Ripley back in the ring but she’s slow to roll in after her. Shirai with the running double knees in the corner. Ripley kicks out at 2.

Ripley catches Shirai but Shirai turns it into a big DDT for another close pin attempt in the middle of the ring. Shirai gets up first but Flair suddenly hits the ring and levels Shirai with a big boot for the disqualification.

Winner by DQ: Io Shirai

– The bell rings but Flair immediately drops Ripley with a Spear as the referee tells her to get out of the ring. Flair stands tall while Ripley and Shirai are down now. Flair’s music hits as she raises the title in the air over Shirai and Ripley. NXT goes off the air.