Io Shirai has fought off all comers in one of the most impressive NXT Women’s Championship reigns ever. Her latest challenge figures to be the most unpredictable, however.
The Genius of the Sky will put her title on the line against Candice LeRae at NXT Halloween Havoc under rules determined by Spin the Wheel, Make the Deal.
Besting both Rhea Ripley and Charlotte Flair to win the title, Shirai has added to her impressive list of slayed foes as champion. She has knocked off Tegan Nox, Dakota Kai and most recently LeRae at NXT TakeOver 31.
The Poison Pixie earned another opportunity, albeit in controversial fashion, with a win over Shotzi Blackheart to once again become the No. 1 Contender. But much to her chagrin, the bout will not be contested under regular rules and instead be determined by the Wheel.
Will the unique circumstances only prove to be the latest hurdle cleared by Shirai? Or will they potentially favor the crafty veteran LeRae in her bid to finally become NXT Women’s Champion?