Io Shirai’s technique meets Rhea Ripley’s brute force
After soaring into the Semifinals on the heels of one dazzling performance after another, Io Shirai has proven that all the fanfare accompanying her WWE arrival was completely justified. The Genius of the Sky will face her biggest test yet, however, when she battles the callous Rhea Ripley in the Semifinals.
The Aussie with a bad attitude isn’t just an unabashed black hat (you need look no further than Ripley’s taunting of the injured Tegan Nox on social media for proof), but she’s also one of the most physically intense Superstars in sports-entertainment. Though Shirai boasts an immaculate and thrilling in-ring game, she has yet to face anybody with the strength and size of Ripley.
Can Shirai find a way to topple Ripley, or will The Genius of the Sky be taken under by the Aussie’s ferocious Riptide powerbomb?