Two of the top female WWE Superstars could be on their way out of the company if they choose a money offer from Bushiroad, the parent company of the STARDOM promotion.
As previously noted, Bushiroad director Takaaki Kidani told Tokyo Sports in November that he wants Kairi Sane and Io Shirai back and that a good money offer would be made to them. Bushiroad is putting more money into the promotion and signing Sane and Shirai would be a huge boost for them.
All of this was discussed on Saturday’s Wrestling Observer Radio. Dave Meltzer said Bushiroad wants to offer them a lot of money because the feeling is that they need superstars there.
Another interesting note is that Shirai is engaged to New Japan Pro Wrestling star Evil and Meltzer said that Shirai is not necessarily happy in the United States because she is away from her fiance.
Meltzer pointed out that WWE could pull some strings to tempt her to stay. He said, “Io may be moved to the main roster real quick to keep that from happening because then her pay goes way up because her pay in NXT is nothing special. I heard she was making more money [with STARDOM].” He noted that the STARDOM money was more because of the merchandise sales.
We’ll see what is next for them but what is clear is that Sane and Shirai are in a position to make a lot of money on their next contract. In addition to STARDOM and WWE, I would assume that other companies like AEW and ROH would love to have them and would offer them nice contracts if they are interested.