Io Shirai could be leaving WWE NXT in the near future

WWE NXT star Io Shirai has been out of action since the NXT Stand & Deliver PLE on April 2nd 2022. Shirai has reportedly been dealing with an undisclosed injury.

Dave Meltzer of noted last week that Shirai would be back “relatively soon” from her injury. However, Meltzer reported this week that Shirai has not signed her newest contract offer and will be a free agent next month if the new deal isn’t signed. Meltzer wrote that Shirai “told people in Japan that when her contract was up she wanted to return to Japan and be closer with her family.”