• Top NXT Wrestler Could Leave WWE Next Month
Io Shirai has been out of action due to an undisclosed injury since the NXT Stand & Deliver event on April 2, 2022.
According to the Wrestling Observer, 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.
There’s a chance that she leaves the company because she has told people that she wants to return to Japan and be closer with her family when her contract expires.
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 1, 1992) – Old School WWF Veteran Passed Away
On this day in 1992, we lost Old School WWF Veteran Uncle Elmer (Real name: Stanley Frazier) at the age of 54 due to kidney failure.
After touring the territories as ‘Playboy Frazier’, Frazier joined the World Wrestling Federation in 1985, where he became known as Uncle Elmer and was part of a Hillbillies faction with Hillbilly Jim, Cousin Luke & Cousin Junior.
Elmer’s biggest claim to fame would probably be, when he got married (for real) on a pre-taped episode of WWF Saturday Night’s Main Event in 1985.
After leaving the WWF in 1986, he went back to the territories, such as the AWA (Minnesota) & CWA (Memphis).
† REST IN PEACE UNCLE ELMER
August 16, 1937 – July 1, 1992