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Smackchad wrote on 08.05.2023:
[10.0] "Iyo Sky has what it takes to be an international superstar in a big way. Iconic look, instant babyface energy with any crowd. Her offense and selling is world class. The best Japanese women's wrestler in the world right now and arguably one of the top 10 wrestlers in the world period."
Cisc wrote on 27.04.2023:
"[10.0]"An unsung revolutionary who showed women can beat the men when it comes to wrestling. Sadly, she has been booked badly in the wwe that many fans who have not watched anything outside raw and sd may have a bad 1st impression of her. Seeing the negative reviews that uses "promo" as a reason here are an example of wwe main roster audiences giving their knowledge (or lack there of) which is based off the main roster booking. She can do promos, just watch her nxt promos against flair, dakota kai, knox, toni storm, and many more.. also her stardom promos. She shows a lot of character and high acting quality in her mic skills. She can go mysterious as shown in her time at Lucha Underground, dark when she turned heel in nxt, underdoggish as her feud with meiko in japan, violent etc.. she has shown multiple forms of character personas and the ones i read here who have claimed ahe has no charisma are nasing things off the main roster booking, in where she isnt even allowed to do many of her moves including her 619.""
ZayTokyo wrote on 06.03.2023:
[10.0] "My favorite womens wrestler of all time. She had the best wrestling trilogy ever (imo) with iwatani, amazing matches with people such as candice lerae in nxt, and even today her matches with bianca on raw have been great. Such a great wrestler that can realistically do anything she wants and succeed. I really hope she leaves damage ctrl soon and challenges for the title but either way she will shine easily. 10/10"
KENTAfan wrote on 21.02.2023:
[10.0] "I dont think anyone disputes the fact that Io is amazing. Outside of WWE, she was a legend and quickly became considered the best female wrestler on the planet, an opinion I held at the time as well. Since coming to the WWE though, she hasnt quite managed to get to that same level. Admittedly, after stagnating for a little bit, her run as champion in NXT was one of the best of all time and she produced countless high quality matches, but just not on the same level as her prior work. After losing the title she floundered for awhile before moving to the main roster. Whether or not she will be able to truly breakout or not remains to be seen. I still view her as one of the best in the world, but shes just struggled a little integrating to WWEs style. Hopefully shell be given a lengthy run as champion at some point."
Albertclean wrote on 20.02.2023:
[10.0] "Simply the best wrestler EVER, she's fantastic and she's charismatic and cool, there're people that watch only Raw or Smackdown thinks that she's boring but it's because she's a Bailey's lackey now and she has no character but when she will has a solo run and her NXT character back, that haters will enjoys her work because her character is great and she's a truly star. Her Stardom and NXT run were unmatched, and ME will be the same, I'm sure of this."
Rigno wrote on 09.02.2023:
[3.0] ""B-But she's the best womens wrestler of all time" In the ring? maybe. She's god awful at literally everything else. Wrestling isn't just what happens in the ring, it's about making someone actually want to see the storyline, and every week iyo sky comes on my screen and I'm immediately bored out of my mind."
Damian wrote on 08.02.2023:
[6.0] "Io Shirai is the type of one-trick-pony that appeals to the majority of internet wrestling fans because she wrestles well. I get it. And she truly wrestles well, I won't deny that. But wrestling is much more than that. She is tiny and can't be considered a main event threat in a company like WWE. Her promos are terrible. It's not that she is not fluent in English, cause neither is Asuka but Asuka is a charismatic person. Io is just a gal. No character, no charisma. Nothing. A fine hand for the midcard but nothing more."
JSouthard2005 wrote on 31.01.2023:
[10.0] "I will say this with my hand on my heart. Io is one of the greatest womens wrestlers of all time. Shes a banger factory and while shes been relegated to a lackey in damage Ctrl, she still stands out as one of the best in the world for her work in NXT and Stardom"
Narfmonster wrote on 31.01.2023:
[9.0] "When given the opportunity, IYO SKY can put on absolutely phenomenal matches. She carries herself in such a unique way, so it's hard to compare her to anyone else. IYO is deserving of a singles push on the main roster, instead of being relegated to being Bayley's lackey"
Roberto789 wrote on 30.01.2023:
[10.0] "Iyo is the best wrestler ever, she's the upgraded version of Manami Toyota. I hope this year she has her solo career, with a good character and win the Raw's Women's Championship."
TobiGeldner81 wrote on 16.01.2023:
[7.0] "Gute Athletin wenn auch nicht immer fehlerfrei. Am Mic finde ich sie nicht besonders und hat nicht wirklich ein Gimmick. Finde sie insgesamt OK"
LtW4R wrote on 23.12.2022:
"As f 2022/12/23 WWE is using Io to hold Dakota's hand right now on the main rosters. It is doing nothing but holding her back.(unless she gets a better partner & the women's tag division actually becomes a thing since its next to non-existent in terms of there being only 2 legit teams combined from both rosters and not makeshift bs) She needs a good solo run for a title but with how WWE works she wont hold it long or at all since they pick their extended champions based on marketable acceptance in PR /promotion tours. Unless she gets " demoted " to NXT where single title reigns dont hold as much significance as they do on their other two shows. WWE took literally the greatest female Japanese wrestler of this era, with multiple trophies, top record holdings, Stardom's first Grand Slam Champion, & so many more accolades and turned her into a borderline joke (why does she speak broken English on Raw but 4 years ago she spoke perfectly audible English) & a baby sitter."
TheOneAndOnlyCactus wrote on 28.11.2022:
[10.0] "The Genius of the Sky is already one of the greatest Joshis of all time, and in my opinion, the best wrestler in NXT history, male or female. An exceptional high-flyer and technician, I do hope though that she can separate herself from Damage CTRL and shine on her own on the main roster, just like she has been able to show in STARDOM and on NXT, amongst other places."
jmira17 wrote on 25.10.2022:
[10.0] "She's the best female wrestler ever, I'm fan of her since I was 15 ( 2015) when she was in Stardom. If you think the best match of the best female wrestlers of this generation Mayu, Kairi, Meiko Satomura, , Sasha Banks, Candice LeRae, Shayna Baszler, Toni Storm, Rhea Ripley.....), your first answer is "with Iyo" or think that one of the best was with Iyo. She's everything in the ring, she's highflyer, technician, strong, fast, agile, her selling is one of the best ever, her strikes is great, great in ring storytelling.... she can everything and she's really good in all aspects. When she arrived to WWE, they took away part of his moveset, because in WWE they protect their wrestlers more and prefer to reduce the number of movements and make movements that they completely dominate so that there is less risk of a wrong movement going out and endangering her rival and her , this is why I enjoyed more her Stardom matches and this Io Shirai ( 2013-2018) no one wrestler ever reach her level performance, but in WWE still the best in the world, in 2019-2020 a lot of her matches was 4 stars matches, and her reign as NXT women champion was amazing, was the best reign of this title or you can debate with Asuka and Shayna reign but the best was Io's reign because her matches were incredible, she had the best opponents, even Shotzi she wasn't a elite wrestler but she loooks incredible when she wrestle with Iyo, her character was great and in terms of promos, the company knew how to manage it very well with promotional videos, some promotional videos were epic with fantastic Iyo's promos.She always plays her character very well heel, babyface or tweener and she has a natural charisma, wrrestling fans loves her and the proof is that she was an ace of Stardom and one of the most important stars in NXT and the most important with Adam Cole in 2020. Now her character isn't the best because she's Bayley's lackey, although in recent weeks her character has become more interesting since she has changed her behavior and is becoming more aggressive and serious, I hope her character continues to evolve, Damage Control is being successful like Threedom was at the time ( the best trio ever) when she was in Stardom. She had an incredible carrer with many titles and epic reigns and she's only 33, I'm excited to see continues her incredible career on the main roster, she had many injuries in 2021 and 2022 but now she has more confidence and and she is returning to her great level, her las performance was amzing, I hope she continues like this and surprises us all as it has always done."
VinnyEmpire wrote on 15.10.2022:
"I don't know if she's still recovering from her injury or has been told to take it back a notch, IYO SKY right now doesn't look like the Io Shirai that I enjoyed back in her NXT days. Nevertheless, she's still one of my favorites in the WWE."
MCSPICY wrote on 04.10.2022:
[7.0] "Don't understand this rating. Haven't seen anything that has blown me away. Solid worker tho, great in the ring."
xnvius wrote on 30.09.2022:
[10.0] "one of the greatest women's wrestlers of all time. her work in STARDOM alone gives her a 10. hoping for one more run in Japan before her time is up."
fiction wrote on 25.08.2022:
[9.0] "This is only a 9 rather than a 10 because since NXT 2.0, Shirai's role has been diminished in the company, pushed in favour of significantly weaker wrestlers, and placed in tag matches so she can't outshine whoever they decide to push. That looks like it's about to change, thankfully, but in that time period several women have reached her previous heights and I'm not sure if she's capable of that."
Penta Suzuki wrote on 31.07.2022:
[10.0] "The greatest women's wrestler of all-time and, for several years now, my favourite wrestler. Unbelievable and unmatched in-ring, unlimited charisma, a special aura, one of the best entrance themes, great gear and looks amazing, she's a true top-tier star. Yes, her English language promos aren't amazing, but when everything else is so good, that doesn't matter, plus, her ranting and raving in Japanese in NXT was a great gimmick, I often remember her doing it while following Rhea Ripley up the ramp and rhea in total exasperation just telling her to "shut up". After NXT went to shit, Io remained there and was one of the few reasons to keep tuning in, even with a reduced role she would still steal the show even in a quick 60 second cameo, she was just so awesome. All of that said and what prompted me to make this rating now, is the bad news I heard last night that I've dreaded for a long time, that being, that after being out injured for 3+ months amidst speculation her WWE contract was expiring and she was on the way out, the worst case scenario happened...she must have re-signed and has now been moved off the only WWE show I still watch, she's had her name butchered and been placed in a stable where she will likely play second fiddle to Bayley. I always assumed that when she got called up, my viewership of her would be over, but now it's actually happened, I'm not sure. From what I gather, she'll be on Raw, Vince supposedly being gone helps, but can I really sit through a potentially awful 3 hour show with very few wrestlers I have any time for, no main champion, no tag team champions, a secondary title held by charisma vacuum Lashley and a women's title held by a woman that was absolutely no good when I last saw her in NXT, who Io will probably be jobbing to as a lackey for Bayley, is my fandom of Io really that strong? I just don't know."
UWF Rules Enthusiast wrote on 06.05.2022:
[10.0] "Io Shirai is one of the greatest female wrestlers ever. She has been in countless excellent and great matches. Her great work was a big reason for STARDOM starting to rise to the top in the 2010s. Her moveset is exciting, and her athleticism is amazing."
Okaro143 wrote on 22.04.2022:
[10.0] "One of The best female Wrestlers on the planet. Io Shirai does the little things very well and her showmanship and her athletism and in ring ability is excellent."
Zaubernmann wrote on 18.03.2022:
[6.0] "Sie hat in den letzten Jahren alles verloren, was sie besonders gemacht hat. Hält sich an ihre Formel und das war's. Traurig zu sehen, dass sie nur ein weiteres Produkt wird."
Khalid Ace wrote on 05.03.2022:
[6.0] "I had her higher before but I can't continue to fool myself. There's a big difference between Stardom's Shirai & this one. Hope I'll see her more often because she hasn't been active this year."
Lukasny wrote on 01.03.2022:
[9.0] "Eine Top Dame. Im Ring überragend. Hat das auch in der WWE gezeigt. Sehe sie auch auf Dauer im Main Roster. Eine Top Frau.Mit die beste der Welt."
nWo-Joshi-Guy wrote on 23.02.2022:
[10.0] "A simply amazing performer with the most violent looking Moonsault in wrestling. Everything she does looks deadly yet elegant. She has amazing gear, gimmicks and looks as well; both in Stardom's QQ and as her dark, brooding self in NXT. I love her presentation in NXT as well; amazing entrance, music and character. Great title run and matches as NXT women's champion too. Even as NXT 2.0 transitions into something resembling the main roster she has somehow remained well-booked and presented. Disgusting that WWE have kept her in 'developmental' for so long. I cannot wait for her to leave even if I do still enjoy seeing her on NXT."
NoSell wrote on 12.01.2022:
[10.0] "One of the best female wrestlers or simply wrestlers ever and I pray everyday for her to leave WWE and finish her career back in Japan. She's beyond incredible."
HopelessHelena wrote on 07.01.2022:
[10.0] "What a talent! A standout inside the ring, has developed a strong character and sense of self, if used to the best of her abilities the sky truly is the limit."
WeWantEvolutionMYC wrote on 26.10.2021:
[10.0] "Io Shirai is one of the best wrestlers period, she has amazing skills her evolution trough the years has make me love her even more and more everytime."
kfztkfzt2021 wrote on 13.10.2021:
[10.0] "Io Shirai is the Perfect wrestler, she was born to be in the ring, breathtaking.She is the perfect allrounder, her highflying skills are perfect and she is well balanced in the other areas, has tons of charisma, and has no weak links with promo skills or character portray. Perfect."
No One wrote on 09.09.2021:
[10.0] "The best female all-rounder in-ring performer in the world. The best acrobatic female wrestler in the world. Already is one of the greatest in-ring performers of all time, men & women combined. Can draw a lot of comparisons to the legendary Manami Toyota during her 1990's prime. Elevates every match that she is a part of. One of the best female Ring Generals in the world. Excellent Babyface. Excellent Heel. Awesome character work. The legendary ACE of Stardom. The greatest Stardom wrestler of all time. The first ever Stardom Grand Slam Champion. Outstanding tag team partnership with fellow "Daughter of Stardom" Mayu Iwatani, as they were the best female tag team in the world during their run together, known as "Thunder Rock". She betrayed Mayu, which set off an amazing feud between them. The founder of Queen's Quest. Set records in Stardom that still stand to this very day. Was untouchable in Stardom. Had a memorable Intergender match with the highly popular Pentagon Jr. for the cult favorite promotion, Lucha Underground. Has transitioned to the WWE and became an NXT Legend. One of the greatest WWE NXT Women's Champions of all time. Amazing & memorable feud with Candice LeRae. One of only 3 women to have held the WWE NXT Women's Singles Championship & WWE NXT Women's Tag Team Championship. Is a very strong candidate for 2010's Women's Wrestler of the Decade (in contention with Kana/Asuka). Is already a candidate for being the best women's wrestler of the 2020's decade. One of the most accomplished women's wrestlers in the world who is still in her prime."
Kung wrote on 09.07.2021:
[10.0] "To put it simply, Io Shirai is one of the world's best wrestlers working today and has been for quite some time now. She has an undeniable presence, she can connect with a crowd better than most, and she has the best moonsault in the business. As far as I'm concerning, she's got it all."
TigerDiver wrote on 29.06.2021:
[10.0] "Possibly the best female wrestler in the world today. Despite not being able to speak English fluently, Io carry herself well with great charisma. Her in ring work is second to none, and her heel run in 2019 might be the best of any female wrestler ever."
zags7000 wrote on 23.06.2021:
[10.0] "Her run in Stardom showed her as the best or one of the best wrestlers in the world. While she hasn't had as many classic matches in NXT, she's had plenty well above average and even great matches. She's one of the more entertaining and charismatic wrestlers as well with a great move set. Very unique look as well. All around a great superstar who I think can thrive anywhere."
Vernious39 wrote on 22.06.2021:
[5.0] "She's wrestled about 3 matches in the past year and appears to be moving in half speed compared to what she did 7 years ago. She has no claim to being one of the best in the world when people like Suzu, Utami, and even Mei Suruga are having great matches every single week. She hasn't had a serious MOTYC in about 5 years so its clear she's only rated so highly based on name value and reputation."
The A-Lister wrote on 08.05.2021:
[6.0] "She is a great wrestler, don't get me wrong. She had many great matches, and she had long reign, but both reign and she were boring, just boring. Didn't care about her at all. I don't know if she doesn't have a character or WWE failed to utilize it, but from what I've seen she is just an overrated joshi. Hopefully she goes to SmackDown now."
jlt wrote on 08.04.2021:
[9.0] "One of the best female wrestlers in WWE/NXT and she has the in-ring skills to back it up, although she just lost the NXT Women's Championship, I believe she can either comeback or go to the main roster and have a good run there - but I'm scared because of Vince and his problem with those who can't speak English very well. I think she should stay in NXT, develop her promo skills and continue to pull off amazing matches."
shootingstarzeus wrote on 27.03.2021:
[10.0] "Io Shirai is my favourite wrestler, she has proven that the can be the 'ace' anywhere from Stardom to NXT. I really like her wrestling style which has flashy arial moves that are supported by strong technical ability, in matches it is fun to watch and it also makes her very versatile when facing different opponents. Other than that, she has a commanding presence and exudes cool from her gear to her facial expressions. I'm always excited to see whatever she is involved in."
pierreMinne wrote on 27.03.2021:
[10.0] "Io Shirai is one of the bests female workers in the history. She can do everything she wants in the ring, can carry everyone. In Stardom like in NXT, she is always the very best where she works. Incredible."
texasyosh wrote on 19.03.2021:
[9.0] "Despite being only 30, Io has proved that she is one of the best in the world, and one of the best women's wrestlers of all time."
Prophet-of-Omega wrote on 14.03.2021:
[5.0] "She literally just jumps off of things lmao. No psychology spot monkey who is wildly overrated both in nxt as well as beforehand in Japan. It takes more than flips to be a compelling wrestler. Like just watch actual gymnastics. It's infinitely more intricate and impressive than a botchy backflip."
FightForever wrote on 06.03.2021:
[10.0] "My favorite wrestler in the world right now and my favorite womens wrestler of all time! She has AMAZING charisma and mic skills, is one of the best in-ring, genuinely every match she has is at least good, most times more so. Amazing in STARDOM, amazing in NXT as a face, then godly after her heel turn. Brilliant"
Cedar Tiger wrote on 17.02.2021:
[10.0] "She's the GOAT because she has in ring skill, charisma, talent, promo skills like I have never seen before She isn't a human she is a alien or some kind of Ninja that has a rare talent nobody will ever have again and I believe she is from outer space that just comes down to wrestle for our entertainment Her in ring matches are unmatched in my eyes Truly the greatest wrestler to ever live Thank you for being my savior and the Greatest Of All Time GOAT, GCOAT, GOTS IO SHIRAI"
Burninghammercritic wrote on 15.02.2021:
[10.0] "The best female in WWE atm. No doubt, she is good at everything absolutely flawless. But that is how they are trained in Japan these days. Genius of the sky!"
redcloud wrote on 27.01.2021:
[6.0] "6 for her NXT to run, as I expected much better, but it just hasn't happened. Still time, though, and I'm hoping it comes around, but she does seem to be on auto-pilot even now. Maybe it's just because they aren't giving her much to do so she's not wasting her energy. Can't blame her for that, especially when there are no fans and the show is what it is."
SammyMaya wrote on 26.01.2021:
[10.0] "Simply unbelievable talent. Was Stardom's cornerstone during the Threedom years. Showed her emerging brilliance during her Triple Tails days with Mio and Kana. Simply superior to everyone on the NXT roster as well as the main Raw & Smackdown rosters. Can lay claim to being (arguably) the best active female wrestler in the world; her Thunder Rock-mate Mayu Iwatani caught up with her! I am not sure what the next step is for her since she outclasses everyone else. Her matches against Meiko, Kairi, Mayu, and others are the standard bearers for present-day joshi."
Samir wrote on 09.01.2021:
[10.0] "Best female in ring performer in the world. She is so smooth in the ring. Her move set is incredible."
medouse wrote on 10.12.2020:
[10.0] "Currently, one of the most popular japanese female wrestlers. I absolutely loved her work in Stardom. Her matches were always the best. Since she went to US, she doesn't perform as good as she used to, but she is still phenomenal. My rating is based on her whole career, not just the last years in NXT."
Legend003 wrote on 03.12.2020:
[9.0] "Eine der besten Frauen derzeit in der Wrestling Welt. Athletisch, charismatisch, kann unglaublich intensive Matches worken. Alles sehr sehr stark."
AlexLikesJoshi wrote on 30.11.2020:
[8.0] "Io Shirai was and is a very, very good professional wrestler. Her work before joining Stardom was pretty good and when she got to wrestle Satomura, Iwatani, or Hojo she could deliver great matches but I don't think she quite hits the level of an all-time great for me which is why I think an 8 is fair. A talented woman just not a legend."
JackLeRae1991 wrote on 18.11.2020:
[9.0] "One of the best women in the World, the Joshi Judas is the future of the World Wrestling Entertainment!"
JBoogieRom28 wrote on 21.10.2020:
[7.0] "I don't hate Shirai but I think she is a great performer and has had some BEAUTIFUL matches. But I think it is the same issue Ricochet has. He is a great performer but I don't see any promo ability. Even in Japan, I didn't get interested in her promos. I think Shirai should stay in NXT for about 2 more years and then move her up to Smackdown because she still needs work but is no doubt the future of WWE."
Mizzle Assault Ant wrote on 03.07.2020:
[10.0] "Certainly one of the best wrestlers in the world over the past 5 years. Io Shirai is simply an incredible talent."
catfights4wrestling wrote on 30.06.2020:
[10.0] "Her brutal defeat of Xia Brookside in the Mae Young Classic is the best Womens' match that I have ever seen!"
THATSGOTTABEKANE wrote on 12.06.2020:
[10.0] "Definitely in my Top 10 not just in women's or joshi but in general right now. She is scary good right now. It's frightning to think she will soon eventually be in the main roster but she's perfect and great at NXT right now."
Dovka25 wrote on 10.06.2020:
[10.0] "Io Shirai is one of the best joshi wrestler in the world at this moment. As a face she was good but as heel even better. Every match with her is worth watching. She already on top and have plenty of time to remain there. I would love to say GOAT but she has plenty of time to achieve that status."
CatPower wrote on 02.06.2020:
[10.0] "Absolutely the GOAT in active Joshi's today, she is completeky the total package, she is a great face and also a better heel, great in team but greater alone."
BDD wrote on 09.04.2020:
[10.0] "The best female wrestler of today, Io is very charismatic, and can do an incredible job with her character, she can also interpret the role of heel / face very well, and her matches are always very good."
Mower wrote on 05.03.2020:
[10.0] "That heel role she's into nowadays does not work because of her nice moveset (even it is watered down at the current promotion she's in(thank yellow brand it's not that pussified as much as the main 2 brands do) plus she is a talented eye candy so blame the creative for not giving her a ripoff of the judas effect. Her double knees to face (handstand) improved, barely botches, if I can remember her last botch was in her first few days at MYC when performing a moonsault, then nothing much ever since. If her entire arsenal is allowed she will be billed as a hybrid rather than a geniusofthesky. Doesn't need a deathmatch to be a great wrestler, cuts decent promos on that joshi brand and never loses backflippin skills since 2008"
LexiconExpressicon wrote on 17.02.2020:
[5.0] "As of the date of writing, Io is ranked higher than Chris Hero, Bret Hart, Kurt Angle, Asuka and Shinsuke Nakamura, just to name a few. Io comes nowhere close to that level of talent: Her character work was lacking as a face (because she had no character) and is still lacking as a heel (because she gets no heat, even against complete babyfaces such as Candice LeRae). Perhaps this lack of character work can be put on her difficulties speaking English, but Andrade 'Cien' Almas had the same problem when he was in NXT and he was given a manager and became one of the best NXT Champions in recent memory while steadily improving his own English, meanwhile Io has few promos and those that she has are poor. Nothing I've seen from her has blown me away, at least not to the extent that this rating would suggest, and people tend to only bang on about her moonsault, which she botched the first few times in WWE and generally doesn't look that good. In a division filled with great characters and workers, Io just isn't on the same level. I would rank her lower but her entrance is really fucking cool."
IAmTheGlazed wrote on 15.02.2020:
[10.0] "She is my favourite wrestler for a reason. She is the best womens wrestler in the world, screw it, one of the best wrestlers in the world. Her in ring ability is something that I have not seen before, her style just oozes badassery with every move she hits having and feeling brutal. But her moves are also just beautiful. When she busts out a big move, it looks flawless and what else can be said about her moonsault. It's the best moonsault in wrestling. Her character work as well is so good, theres a reason she is as over as she is in NXT, her character just oozes charisma and as a heel, her work is great, she does make you hate her at some points. Io Shirai gets a 10"
VillainClub wrote on 23.12.2019:
[10.0] "Fantatische Wrestlerin, wohl eine der besten der Welt. Schade das sie nun bei der WWE ist, hoffen wir das beste für sie."
ooomegooo wrote on 30.11.2019:
[9.0] "She had no minuses. Oh no, wait! For this moment, miss Shirai, (not Io-san), had only one minus - promotion where she signed. She has a lot of charisma, passion and soul, but when she start to talk on English, all this components just vanish. When she talks in Japanese, she's very good, I don't know what she say, but I can feel what she gonna say. And then, she try to say something in English, and you just see another women. She becomes like school girl that forget her homework, and try to use a cheat sheet. In another components, Io just one the best."
Wrestling Forever wrote on 09.11.2019:
[10.0] "Eine der besten Joshis der Neuzeit und überhaupt. Sie schont sich nie die Frau ist erst 27 und hatte und hat schon einige Probleme bei ihren Körper ihr Stil fordert Tribute. Stiff und unglaublich hart schon gut das sie nun wieder bei Stardome und generell Japan ist. Ganz, ganz starke Joshi. Edit 09. 11. 2019 in ihrer aktuellen Heel Rolle bei NXT auch sehr stark."
ZestyZuluWarrior wrote on 15.10.2019:
[10.0] "Easily the best female wrestler on the planet. She has proven she can do it all from face to heel from women's wrestling to intergender wrestling. She has wrestled in many different promotions with different styles and been a standout in all of them. Simply the best."
Tiernanwellsb wrote on 30.09.2019:
[10.0] "She oozes talent her recent heel role fits her like a glove she plays it so well, her move set is absolutely flawless there is no doubt she is one of the best in the world"
Coop DEtat wrote on 09.09.2019:
[9.0] "As far as athleticism and realism, there's no woman that is better. Her promo skills are okay, and they're even better when she is a heel."
TwistedBliss wrote on 02.09.2019:
[10.0] "Io Shirai ist eine fantastische Athletin. Sie als Heel zu pushen kam sehr unerwartet aber diese Seite gefällt mir sehr gut. Es bleibt abzuwarten, ob sie an die klasse Leistung vom letzten Takeover mit Candace LeRae anknüpfen kann. Für mich gibt es eine klare 10!"
cuervonegro83 wrote on 27.08.2019:
[10.0] "I know her for a long time, specially in her time in STARDOM but I also watched some of her matches as Triple Tails (with her sister Mio and Kana), she has been always a great wrestler or to be right she is the most complete wrestler in the world, she is a great technician, she can fly, hit and she is so strong that she can choose any move she wants to do. Io is also a clasic wrestler, she doesn't need hardcore matches, street fights and nothing like that to do amazing matches, and she has some experience with this kind of matches but there are some wrestlers that need this matches to look better and others not, and Io doesn't need this matches. The only thing I feel sad is people thinks they know how good she is only because the match she had in Lucha Underground and they think the new Heel Io is that same gimnick, and is not, Io was a heel on STARDOM who left her partners Mayu and Kairi to be the best, in that moment Queen Quest born and STARDOM starts building the stables they have in this days (Oedo Tai was the first stable)."
KyleEnjoysWrestling wrote on 30.07.2019:
[9.0] "So excited that Io just turned heel because I think she's born to play that role. She is a badass in the ring & her having the demeanor to match will do wonders for her. Not to mention that she looks phenomenal in black. She was part of my favorite intergender match of all time when she popped up in Lucha Underground against Pentagon. She showed she can more than take some nasty abuse & I am still in awe every time I see her hit that cross body out of the balcony. During her time in Stardom she did amazing work to help legitimize that company as the #1 place to go for sound women's wrestling."
NEVERoverweightChampion wrote on 04.07.2019:
[9.0] "An impressive athlete with a good presence and a good look. She can do a lot of things. She works well as an underdog but even better as a more agressive and disrespectful wrestler. Unfortunately, like every japanese wrestlers, she doesn't fit at all in WWE. I hope she succeed but I don't see her go really far because she doesn't have a lot of charisma unlike Asuka or Kairi Sane, so she has even less chances of success. Sadly she will be viewed as another overrated japanese wrestlers by people who never watched her in her element, she will probably just be only a girl they pick to make her opponent look as good as possible. But I will not forget what she did in Stardom. Even in her last year there, where she was in autopilot mode she was still above almost everyone in the joshi scene. And she is still so young it's scary."
BadAssTranslateTrading wrote on 22.06.2019:
[9.0] "In Japan she ruled, in WWE she just doesnt fit. Amazing worker and a great babyface in Stardom but the WWE style just doesnt suit her moveset and reckless match type at all."
Fab96 wrote on 17.04.2019:
[6.0] "Io Shirai might be the most talented woman wrestler in the world, in Japan was the best for sure. In NXT the story is different, maybe because she still has to fit in the WWE and the US, and she doesn't speak english. She is great in the ring, don't get me wrong, but she lacks of charisma, I've seen her botch a few times. She didn't impress me at all."
AJStylopz wrote on 09.04.2019:
[10.0] "You can say she is the ace of Stardom like Tanahashi is or atm was the ace of NJPW. Io is one of the best wrestlers in the world for sure. She can wrestle with guys and she can make anyone look like a million bucks after the match. She has such a perfect technique that blows me away everytime I watch one of her matches. Her selling is also one of the best sells in the business. SHE IS THE BEST FEMALE WRESTLER IN THE WORLD"
ErycK24 wrote on 08.04.2019:
[8.0] "IO is obviously great in the ring and very entertaining to watch but being as I am a major WWE fan and only tend to watch WWE and ROH I haven? t seen enough of her to give her a 9 or a 10 yet."
zephyr wrote on 16.03.2019:
[10.0] "Shirai is probably my single favourite joshi performer ever. She's incredibly entertaining to watch and probably my biggest inspiration to train to get into wrestling myself."
Klabauter wrote on 04.03.2019:
[10.0] "Ich erinnere mich noch an Zeiten, da wurde diskutiert, ob sie überhaupt die bessere der beiden Shirai Schwestern ist. Heute wird entweder sie, oder Meiko Satomura genannt, wenn es darum geht, wer die beste Wrestlerin der Welt ist. Bin sehr gespannt, wo ihre Karriere bei WWE hinführen wird. Moment fährt sie ja zweigleisig. Einerseits als mögliche Herausforderin von Shayna Baszler andererseits im Sky Pirate Tag Team mit Kairi Sane."
Makai Club wrote on 23.02.2019:
[8.0] "Obviously a great women's wrestler when she was consistent but honestly, Io had her off days or her not so great days more than not. She could get the best out of mediocre wrestlers, sure but when with the top talent, ah something is missing. Maybe it's the lay out her matches have or they almost always revolve around her. It's something that it takes her down a peg. She is a great gateway into joshi but best in the world? Nah, there are far better women out there, even in Stardom."
BuzzardBoliever wrote on 25.12.2018:
[10.0] "easily the greatest women's wrestler in the world for the last few years. nobody is near her level of in ring performances"
RatingsMachine wrote on 10.12.2018:
[8.0] "Shirai is a great worker and she is a great babyface as well, although I don't think she's being utilized to her fullest at the moment."
Dooby wrote on 14.09.2018:
[10.0] "The best active women's wrestler today in my opinion. You can only count on one hand the amount of Joshi wrestlers who are on Io Shirai's level. Her charisma, starpower and trademark athleticism easily make her stand out as a once in a lifetime talent. It's hard to even say there are many male wrestlers out there with her levels of talent. I might lower her score some time down the road since she is now in WWE, but I hope I won't have to."
Riggs wrote on 29.07.2018:
[10.0] "Probably the greatest technical female wrestler active today. I have never seen her in a bad match. She can wrestle any style. She strikes hard, knows most holds and moves, can do submission, and can fly with speed. Her character is really good too as she is aloof and acts like she is better than everyone else. She only gives people the time of day if they are willing to strive to be the best and give everything they have. Not really a heel, but not a face either; Just one who knows she is the best and will take on any and all challengers."
Soham wrote on 19.07.2018:
[10.0] "Easily the best female wrestler (and top 5 overall) in terms of ring work, her in ring work is a thing of beauty. Never in the history of pro wrestling we have seen a performer as versatile as IO Shirai. She is a superb striker, can perform incredible jaw dropping aerial manoeuvres, and is a swift & gifted technical wrestler. Keep up the good work."
jamzell00 wrote on 29.04.2018:
[10.0] "Could make a case for her being the best damn wrestler alive regardless of gender. She plays the cocky ace so goddamn well it's insulting. Her intensity and natural God given ability make for some incredible matches as well. I know many prefer Mayu but Shirai is just on another level"
Dragon Fighter wrote on 15.03.2018:
[10.0] "Without a doubt, she is the best female wrestler in the world right now. Phenomenal in ring work, great selling, bumping. Her moveset is absolutely fantastic. She is also great at carrying job. She can have good matches with anyone. A total package. Just a treasure to watch for sure."
ThreeCount wrote on 04.11.2017:
[9.0] "Io Shirai has that special thing about her, she makes you instantly intrigued in her work by how Unique she is, bringing something different in each and every match she's in it just reels you into how good she truly is, one of my favorite Joshi wrestlers of all time continues to improve her work each and every time she competes, falling into much more of a gatekeeper roll at the moment she's still producing some top tier matches."
NastyYaffa wrote on 12.09.2017:
[10.0] "Best women's wrestler in the world right now & a contender for the best wrestler in the world, in general. Amazing on the offense, great seller & can wrestle so well both on top & from underneath. Io Shirai is definitely one of my favorites going."
rjsbx11 wrote on 28.06.2017:
[10.0] "Io is one of the best, if not the best female wrestler in the world. Her aerial offense is crisp, her ability to work different styles is superb and she's an exceptional seller with unmatched charisma in her sphere. As neck injury from wear and tear will delay her move to WWE a little bit, when she's ready she should provide a great crossover appeal that can make her a mega-star."
kobland wrote on 24.04.2017:
[10.0] "The singular best female wrestler in the world, and possibly in the top 10 overall workers period. Watch any of her recent matches against Hojo or Iwatani, they speak for themselves as to how good she is."
TheOneWhoKnocks wrote on 21.04.2017:
[10.0] "Best female wrestler in the world, with her matches opposite Kajiro Hoto and Mayu Iwatami particularly standing out. Also highly charismatic and stunningly beautiful. Io Shirai is a 10 in every department."
PistolPeteMatty wrote on 10.02.2017:
[10.0] "Hands down the best female wrestler around today. At only 26 she's had countless incredible matches, and just keeps adding to that list over time."
Evolve3891 wrote on 22.01.2017:
[10.0] "The best female wrestler on the planet. Io has the skill to succeed in any promotion she desires and is also blessed with great looks. Her match at the 2016 year end climax showed that she can also out wrestle most men on the planet and the match was given a 4. 50 by Dave Meltzer of The Wrestling Observer."
indyreviews wrote on 06.12.2016:
[10.0] "One of the top wrestlers in the industry right now (female or otherwise). I would type out a long and wordy review but honestly, just watch one of her matches. Her in-ring work speaks for itself."
DubsMcTF wrote on 18.08.2016:
[10.0] "Io is one of the few true Aces of a promotion. Io consistently has top level main events and can have great matches with anyone."
Luv all wrestling wrote on 05.06.2016:
[10.0] "The ACE of STARDOM, has so many great matches, can work face/heel, diff styles, my only complaint is that there is no STARDOM wrestler left for her to face"
ntrlk1 wrote on 28.04.2016:
[10.0] "Possibly the most athletic female wrestler of all time. Combines a high-flying gymnastic style with an array of power moves and stiff strikes to create an in-ring style that is unique."
paijo wrote on 23.05.2015:
[2.0] "Good wrestler, very good performance, good looking, & full total package, but i STILL hate her in the past (if you know what i mean). never forgiven until today. i prefer look her older Sister Mio than this. just waiting comment from this. haters gonna hate! yep that's all i say and i speak the truth.. right on my chest"
1goldcoin wrote on 19.03.2015:
[9.0] "She is as attractive as her sister Mio and just as good in the ring. Not a lot of power but has great speed and technique. Really sells the show and is fun to watch."
Matzinho wrote on 13.02.2014:
[8.0] "Die jüngere der 'Sexy Purple Thunder Sisters'. Auch Io ist im Ring gut unterwegs. Sie hat gemeinsam mit ihrer Schwester mit dem Wrestling-Training begonnen und dennoch bestehen unterschiede bei deren Ausstrahlung. Typisch für eine größere Schwester wirkt Mio reifer und präsenter. Io fehlt noch die Superstar-Aura, die ihre Schwester verkörpert."
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