Io Shirai is a young joshi wrestler who competes primarily in tag team wrestling along with (and sometimes against) her older sister Mio Shirai in a variety of promotions. Previously associated with TEAM MAKEHEN, Io is now a freelancer and works in a variety of different promotions. She & Mio are viewed as future superstars and are considered to be young heartthrobs as well thanks in part to their good looks. Io is the shorter of the two and now sports more blonde hair than Mio.
In addition to being a freelancer, Io also is part of a stable she formed in 2010 with Kana & her sister. They sometimes compete together and also promote an occasional independent event.
Io will be breaking away from Kana & Mio after an independent event in August 2011 to focus more on her singles career. Although she will remain a freelancer she also has begun what is expected to be regular participation in Stardom.
Stats & info:
Weight: 114 pounds/52 kg
Experience: 4 years
Finishing move: Moonsault press
Current affiliation: Independent/Freelancer
1-time TLW World Young Women’s Tag Team Champion
2009 WAVE Captain’s Fall 6 Woman Tag Team Tournament
Official website (Japanese):
http://ameblo.jp/shirai-s/ (New; Created March 2011) (Note: Mio & Io both share the same blog)