Hentai Master of Pro Wrestling & MMA World noted recently that Stardom Ace Io Shirai has announced on her blog that she will be leaving Stardom and that her last match will be on June 17 at Korakuen Hall. Io Shirai let her fans know "I will leaving the stardom for the further advancement of the professional wrestling life in the future." The rumor is currently indicating that she will be joining the WWE Roster and possibly be part of the second Mae Young Classic. Last year Meltzer was reporting that Shirai had signed with the WWE but disqualified her contract due to a pre-existing injury.
Io Shirai had previously been apart of Lucha Underground, while maintaining her status as Ace of Stardom.
Io Shirai's Contract Revoked
Io Shirai has signed with the WWE
At Pro Wrestling Guerrilla's "Bask In His Glory" Keith Lee admitted after losing to Adam Brooksy that, "for some reason, he keeps losing this month." Keith Lee has seemingly been on his farewell tour, it's all but been announced that Lee is heading to World Wrestling Entertainment, probably to the NXT roster. Lee lost his PWG World Title to WALTER in a triple threat match that also featured Jonah Rock at PWG All Star Weekend. Lee also lost his WWN title at an Evolve PPV back in April.
Last May, Lee opted to sign with WWN Live instead of ROH. Seemingly WWN Live's working relationship with the WWE may have had a hand in getting Lee to stay with WWN, however it appears he's now heading to the WWE.
It should be noted that Steve from SoCalUncensored on twitter remarked what a good guy Lee is. "A couple years ago there was a show that canceled last minute right before belltime. Lee was one of a handful of wrestlers who came out and apologized to all the fans, something he didn't have to do. Total class. He deserves the success he gets."
Keith Lee Chooses WWN
Certainly Chris Jericho is a superstar who plays by his own rules. As evident to earlier this morning when Jericho attacked on again/off again rival Tetsuya Naito of Los Ingobernables de Japon. A fan in a mask came out of the crowd to attack Naito, only for the masked man to be revealed as none other than Chris Jericho. This coming off the heels of Jericho making a return appearance at the WWE's Greatest Royal Rumble, which seemed to end the speculation that Jericho would continue his feud with Naito in New Japan. When asked Jericho referenced that sometimes things just don't work out. It's ironic that when Jericho looked to reignite his feud with Kevin Owens at the WWEGRR, that Owens shouted "Just go back to Japan and leave me alone!" Apparently Jericho has done just that. I don't believe that Jericho is officially under contract, but its worth noting that he's so far appeared at New Japan's biggest show of the year, WWE's biggest International Event ever, and still has the Jericho Cruise in October.
Will Whitney recently posted on the "Puroresu Spirit's News & Discussion Group" that Taiji Ishimori was revealed to be the "Bone Soldier." He will serve as the Bullet Club's new Junior Heavyweight representative. Ishimori has been wrestling exclusively for Pro Wrestling Noah, AAA, and Impact Wrestling. In late 2017, Ishimori had won the X-Division title that he defended in North America as well as in NOAH. In recent months, he has lost both the CHG Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship to Minoru Tanaka & Yoshinari Ogawa and the X-Division title to Matt Sydal. Ishimori alaso wrestled for Pro Wrestling Guerrilla's All Star Weekend April 20th and 21st. Earlier today, Bone Soldier returned to NJPW Pro Wrestling and revealed himself to be Ishimori.
According to WrestlinngInc.com, Ishimori gave his notices to NOAH in March, he had been working for them since 2006. Prior to joining NOAH he was trained by Tamon Honda and Ultimo Dragon, making his debut in 2002 for Toryumon.
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