Stardom Wrestler Io Shirai Attends WWE Tryout Alongside Ex-TNA Wrestling Star

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After months of rumors, WWE has announced Io Shirai is in the midst of a tryout with the company … and the Stardom wrestler is there with a former member of TNA‘s Aces and Eights.

According to, Shirai is at the Performance Center with 7 other hopefuls — including IngridKiraHoftun, KamillaNatasjaTjöstland, Chik Tormenta and Delilah Doom.

Former Olympic freestyle wrestler Jamie Espinal is there as well.

Also at the tryout is ex-TNA wrestler Wes Brisco, who is the son of WWE legend Gerald Brisco and worked for NXT‘s predecessor Florida Championship Wrestling from 2009-2011.’s initial article touted Shirai was attending, but it was quickly pulled and all mentions of the wrestler were interestingly removed when it was republished. A gallery of photos can be SEEN HERE.

Would you like to see Wes and/or Io in NXT? Sound off in the comments.


2 Comments on "Stardom Wrestler Io Shirai Attends WWE Tryout Alongside Ex-TNA Wrestling Star"

  1. Wes had a look in TNA. I don’t remember much of his wrestling because he was mostly in the stable. Surprised, he’s the son of Brisco that WWE didn’t keep him around as long as possible.

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