Io Shirai Comments on Her Heel Turn, Stephanie McMahon News, and More


During a recent interview with the Hindustan Times, Io Shirai commented on her heel turn, working with Candice LeRae, and more. She said,

“To the fans, my character changed suddenly. But I took a long time to think about it and it was a gradual process for me. When I came to WWE, I wanted to try out something different. They already had Asuka and Kairi (Sane). So, I wanted to show something new. I wanted to show a new side of Japanese woman wrestlers. I have mainly been a babyface in my career but I wanted to make a big change,” she told Hindustan Times at the WWE Performance Centre in Orlando, Florida.”

Stephanie McMahon tweeted the following, commenting on being named to AdWeek’s list of 10 Brand Genius Visionaries:

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