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Io Shirai gets a new name

The habit of changing names once moving to the main roster has continued even without Vince McMahon in charge and former NXT Women’s champion Io Shirai is the latest victim of a name change.

Shirai, who returned last night at SummerSlam along with Bayley and Dakota Kai, was referred to by Corey Graves as Io Sky. Jimmy Smith called her by Shirai and the graphic on the video screen did say Io Shirai as well.

But on WWE.COM, Shirai is now being referred to as IYO SKY, with the letters all in caps so that seems to be her new post-NXT name.

The Japanese star made her first appearance on WWE television since NXT Stand & Deliver four months ago. Her deal was about to expire and had not signed a new one up until last month but it’s safe to say she put ink to paper and moved up to main roster.

Colin Vassallo
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Colin Vassallo has been editor of Wrestling-Online since 1996. He is born and raised in Malta, follows professional wrestling and MMA, loves to travel, and is a big Apple fan!

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