Monday, June 8, 2020

Io Shirai on Her NXT Women's Title Win, Charlotte Reacts

Io Shirai on Her NXT Women's Title Win, Charlotte Reacts
Io Shirai, who captured the NXT Women's Title at NXT "Takeover: In Your House", spoke with McKenzie Mitchell after the show.

"Yeah, I did it. I got it, finally," Shirai said before speaking in Japanese. She continued, "Rhea Ripley is tough, Charlotte is tough, but I am the NXT Women's Champion."

Shirai also took to Twitter after the show and made two tweets on her big win.

She wrote, "At last, I can call myself champion. When I think about the tough & painful times, I was able to achieve this, largely in part to your support! I am truly grateful for everyone who gave me courage. From the bottom of my heart, thank you so much!"

"I have nothing but the utmost respect & gratitude for WWE, who always believed I could become a champion, regardless of race or nationality. Tonight, my chance finally arrived. I don't have a tag partner, but I definitely have a wonderful family & home," she wrote in a follow-up tweet.

Charlotte Flair also tweeted after the title loss and gave props to both competitors.

She wrote, "I've been in a lot of wrestling rings lately (I know you all know [laughing emoji]). Sharing the ring with @RheaRipley_WWE and @shirai_io tonight was a continuation of the legacy of the #WWENXT women's division...."

Flair posted a follow-up tweet and congratulated Shirai.

"Paige, Nattie, Sasha, Becky, Bayley, Asuka, Shayna and so many more. This belongs to you now. Congrats @shirai_io," she wrote.