Mio Shirai

profile_mioshirai Mio Shirai is a joshi wrestler who competes primarily in tag team matches with her younger sister Io Shirai, but also does a bit more singles wrestling than her sister. Her gimmick is unique in that it suggests she’s more of a shoot wrestler/fighter as she wears what appears to be MMA gloves and often utilizes very stiff-looking kicks as part of her arsenal. Like her sister she was previously associated with TEAM MAKEHEN but is now a freelancer. She is considered a future star and some have billed her and Io as joshi’s newest heartthrobs. In the ring she does look quite good in her purple outfit…
Although still considered a freelancer Mio has also formed a small stable/faction with popular freelancer Kana that also includes her sister. They sometimes compete together and also promote an occasional independent event under their new label.

Stats & info:
Age: 23
Height: 5′ 3 1/2″
Weight: 114 pounds/52 kg
Experience: 4 years
Finishing move: STO
Current affiliation: Independent/freelancer

Titles won:
1-time TLW World Young Women’s Tag Team Champion

Tournaments won:
2009 WAVE Captain’s Fall 6 Woman Tag Team Tournament

Official website (Japanese):
http://ameblo.jp/shirai-s/ (New; Created March 2011) (Note: Both Mio & Io share the same blog)

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