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Io Shirai


ABOUT
Io Shirai

Full NameMasami Odate

BornMay 8, 1990

Height5 ft 2 in (156 cm)

NationalityJapanese

ABOUT

Masami Odate is a Japanese professional wrestler signed with WWE. She is best known for her work on the Japanese Circuit and as Io Shirai in WWE. She is a former NXT Women's and Women's Tag Team Champion.


  1. Professional Wrestling Career
  2. Championships and Accomplishments


Professional Wrestling Career


Independent Circuit (2007-2018)


In 2007, Odate made her professional debut on the independent circuit along with her older sister. She wrestled for several promotions, such as Pro Wrestling Wave, JWP Joshi Puroresu, and Sendai Girls' Pro Wrestling. The Shirai sisters have won several tag team titles on various independent promotions. In 2010, Shirai sisters began working with Kana and formed Triple Tails.


The union worked for a year and won several matches. In 2011, she wanted to pursue a singles career and left the tag team. Shirai rose to prominence during her time in Mexico and Stardom. She is a former six-time artist of Stardom champion. She is the second longest-reigning World of Stardom champion.


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WWE (2018-Present)


In 2017, Shirai gave a tryout for WWE and signed a contract. However, Shirai delayed her debut due to some ongoing neck injuries and prior Stardom commitments. In 2018, she entered the second Mae Young Class and lost to Toni Storm in the finals. After the event, she began working on NXT. In December, she began working with Kairi Sane. In 2019, she faced Shayna Baszler on three occasions for the NXT Women's Championship but failed to win. After her loss, she turned on Candice LeRae. She turned into a darker character and began feuding with Candice LeRae.


At TakeOver Toronto, she dealated LeRae via submission. In November, she joined Team Baszler for WarGames and Team NXT for Survivor Series. At WarGames, Team Ripley lost to Team Baszler. At Survivor Series, Team NXT defeated Team RAW and SmackDown. In 2020, she returned from an injury began winning matches. At In Your House, she defeated Charlotte Flair and Rhea Ripley for the NXT Women's Championship. After over 300 days, she lost the title to Raquel Gonzalez at Stand and Deliver.


In 2021, after losing the title, she began teaming up with Zoey Stark. At The Great American Bash, she and Stark defeated The Way to win the WWE NXT Women's Tag Team Championship. At Halloween Havoc, they lost the titles to Toxic Attraction. Shirai spent the rest of the year feuding with Toxic Attraction. In 2022, she assisted Kay Lee Ray against Toxic Attraction. The duo is set to enter the Women's Dusty Rhodes Classic.


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Championships and Accomplishments


ChampionshipNumber of Times
TLW World Young Women's Tag Team Championship1
Artist of Stardom Championship6
Goddess of Stardom Championship1
High Speed Championship1
SWA World Championship1
Wonder of Stardom Championship2
World of Stardom Championship2
NXT Women's Championship1
NXT Women's Tag Team Championship1


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