Io Shirai finally climbed to the top of the mountain at NXT. She is the new women’s champion, and she has a lot to be proud of.

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She had a lot of people to thank as well. The new NXT Women’s Champion posted a picture of herself with the gold along with a message thanking fans and everyone else for their continued support.

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!

Io Shirai also posted a picture with Triple H and she included a caption discussing how important this night was in her career. She also praised WWE for pushing her regardless of her race.

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 then addressed her fans in Japan in a tweet translated to English:

For Japanese people, I think it was a long time to be crowned But in the meantime, we have accumulated irreplaceable experience and trust, and as a result, we have become a champion that is celebrated by fans and WWE officials around the world. From now on, we will continue to steadily and steadily build a road aiming for “up”! 2020.6.7,

This was a huge win for Io Shirai. We also have to wonder how much longer she will hold onto her title, especially with recent reports that she is under consideration for a main roster call-up.

Felix Upton

Felix Upton has been writing professionally since 1989. His first writing job was penning advertisements for local newspapers around New York. After selling his grandfather’s pinball repair shop back in 2017, he was hired on for publish news for Ringside News.

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