Two of probably the most embellished and thrilling superstars within the WWE’s girls’s division each hail from Japan: Asuka and Io Shirai. Followers have seen throughout meet and greets and of their interactions on WWE programming that the 2 appear very conversant in each other, which has led lots of people to ask whether or not or not they’re associated.
Asuka helped Io Shirai win her championship in NXT.
Through the epic match between Io and Sasha throughout “The Nice American Bash” on NXT, Bayley was working the outside of the ring, distracting the referee from what was happening between the 2 pugilists. The back-and-forth motion was an incredible spectacle of sports activities leisure, however in sometimes dramatic pro-wrestling style, there was a shock ready for considered one of them.
You recognize that at any time when the ref is being distracted, somebody within the ring goes to get screwed, and on this occasion, it was Sasha Banks. Nicely, technically she was getting her simply desserts, as she reached for one of many girls’s tag staff titles to smash Io within the face with, however noticed that there was somebody on the opposite finish grabbing it. And that somebody was Asuka, who had a mouth stuffed with inexperienced “mist.”
She sprayed the face of Sasha, who then proceeded to get beat down by Io. Asuka made her departure as shortly as she entered and Io had one of many biggest wrestling matches of 2020 to this point.
May this probably arrange a migration from NXT to RAW for Io? She has acknowledged beforehand that she hopes to reunite with Asuka as a tag staff, as an alternative this time they’d be referred to as the “Twin Tails” as Mio is not signed to the WWE.
Io’s older sister, Mio was a prime prospect as properly, however sadly retired from the game in 2015 after signing a 4-promotion contract with Ice Ribbon, Professional Wrestling Wave, OuncesAcademy, and Union Professional Wrestling. Neck accidents pressured her out of wrestling within the squared circle at solely 27 years previous, nonetheless, she nonetheless works as a referee for Ribbon however can also be accountable for serving to develop new expertise together with implementing coaching protocols for up and coming stars.
Io holds a substantial benefit over different Japanese stars within the WWE as her mom was an English trainer. Plenty of Japanese skilled wrestlers have discovered it troublesome to transition to the states and turn out to be breakout stars as a result of English differs a lot from Japanese in the case of the pronunciations of particular phrases. There are specific sounds in English that simply do not exist in Japanese.
Nonetheless, Io was pretty fluent in English when she first entered the WWE efficiency heart and her talking expertise have improved tremendously ever since coming to America. Curiously sufficient, the WWE even featured a promo between Asuka and Io talking completely in Japanese with subtitles.
The WWE appears to be all-in in the case of Io Shirai, and Asuka is an thrilling Girls’s RAW champion. Do you assume the 2 will cross paths extra typically?