Dave Meltzer and F4FWonline is reporting that Io Shirai has signed with World Wrestling Entertainment. This really shouldn't come as much of a surprise to anyone who's been following the developments of the WWE Women's Tournament set to kick off this summer. Meltzer reported on May 6th that "Shirai was brought to Orlando not that long ago to train, which was not supposed to go public but due to a communications issue, was briefly mentioned on the WWE website."
Shirai has been the ACE of World Wonder Ring STARDOM, holding the Goddess of Stardom Championship, Artist of Stardom Championship, the SWA World Championship, Wonder of Stardom Championship and the World of Stardom Championship (which she's currently still champion). This announcement coming off the heels of another top Stardom Star KAIRI HOJO leaving Stardom, could spell trouble for the Joshi Promotion as two of their top stars are now out of the company. Io Shirai has built a reputation in Japan and Mexico and formerly competed in Lucha Underground as "Hitokiri".