• Io Shirai Reacts To Rumors Of Her Leaving WWE
Io Shirai has been out of action due to an undisclosed injury since the NXT Stand & Deliver event on April 2, 2022.
The Wrestling Observer reported earlier this month that Shirai is expected to return from her injury soon. However, her current WWE contract expires next month and she hasn’t signed a new deal yet.
They also noted that there’s a chance that she leaves the company because she has told people she wants to return to Japan and be closer with her family when her contract expires.
In an update on her status, The Observer reported:
“Io Shirai’s pretty much got her foot out of the door. Pretty much gone.”
Shirai read the reports and tweeted:
— 紫雷イオ、Io Shirai (@shirai_io) July 12, 2022
Below are her accomplishments in NXT:
– 1x NXT Women’s Champion
– 1x NXT Women’s Tag Team Champion
– Women’s Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic winner (2022)
– 3x NXT Year-End Awards
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• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (July 13, 2008) – TNA Victory Road 2008
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on July 13, 2008, TNA Victory Road 2008 PPV took place at the Reliant Arena in Houston, Texas.
This was the 4th out of 8 TNA Victory Road events that aired on pay-per-view between 2004 and 2012.
The name of the event was eventually brought back in 2017 as a special televised event that aired on IMPACT Plus.
Below are the results:
3rd Round of the 2008 TNA World X Cup Tournament: Team TNA defeated Team Japan, Team Mexico and Team International
Gail Kim defeated Angelina Love
Sonjay Dutt defeated Jay Lethal
Fan’s Revenge Lumberjack – TNA World Tag Team Championship: The Latin American Xchange (c) defeated Beer Money Inc.
TNA Women’s Knockout Championship: Taylor Wilde (c) defeated Awesome Kong
Ultimate X – Final Round of the 2008 TNA World X Cup Tournament: Volador Jr. defeated Daivari, Kaz and Naruki Doi
Full Metal Mayhem: Kurt Angle & Team 3D defeated AJ Styles, Christian Cage & Rhino
TNA World Heavyweight Championship: Samoa Joe (c) wrestled Booker T to a no contest