Io Shirai Becomes No. 1 Contender For NXT Women’s Championship

Io Shirai is the new #1 contender to new WWE NXT Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair. She won the No. 1 contender’s Ladder Match and grabbed the briefcase giving her a future shot at the new champion.

Shirai out-performed five other female NXT competitors to win a six-woman Ladder Match — the other participants were Mia Yim, Chelsea Green, Candice LeRae, Dakota Kai, and Tegan Nox.

NXT and WWE have not indicated when that title match will take place or air on NXT TV. But, as WWE appears to be taping a number of episodes of every show over the next few days, Flair may be defending that title in the near future.

And, whether or not former champion Rhea Ripley gets involved after losing the title to Charlotte at WrestleMania 36 remains to be seen.

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