WWE NXT star wants to wrestle against Bayley at Wrestlemania

Prior to the WWE NXT Takeover: Stand and Deliver event, Io Shirai did an interview with SI.com and talked about Bayley being a dream opponent…

“I would love to compete against Bayley. I have a great amount of respect for her. If we ever got the chance, I would like it to be on a huge stage like WrestleMania. As far as that happening at WrestleMania 37, I have not been told that yet—but never say never.”

Shirai also commented on her in-ring style…

“I watched Rey Mysterio compete against bigger superstars when I was young and always came away impressed with how he overcame his smaller stature with his quickness.”

“My style and highlights always alter depending on who my opponent is. I am sure I could find something new to showcase competing against a male and would enjoy the opportunity if it ever presented itself.”

Io Shirai Seeks to Emulate Mysterio in Physical Mismatch

Io Shirai defends the NXT women’s championship on Wednesday night, seeking to extend her title reign in a match against Raquel González at NXT TakeOver: Stand & Deliver. And if she wins, Shirai knows exactly what she wants next: a match at WrestleMania 37 against Bayley.