According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter by way of Wrestlinginc.com, WWE passed on Io Shirai due to a heart issue diagnosed during her pre-signing medical assessment. There had also been reports of Shirai having a bad back, but she has been cleared of both injuries and wrestles regularly in Japan.
Here’s what Shirai is capable of doing in the ring.
Opinion: That’s quite the shame as Shirai is one of the best wrestlers in the world regardless of specifics. She’s shown that she can wrestle with anyone and would be a huge signing for WWE. The company was clearly interested and it’s a shame that there’s an issue beyond her control holding it back.
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