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2015 Fan Awards: Joshi Wrestler of The Year – Io Shirai


2015 is in the bag and over the last few weeks we polled our readers on who they thought were the best in 2015. The polls have been closed and the votes have been tallied! Who won? Let’s find out!

2015 was a big year for female wrestling in Japan, especially the promotion STARDOM who had quite the rocky year. After the worlds eyes were on the promotion after the horrible incident between Yoshiko and Act Yasukawa the company managed to bounce back and do a small tour of the US in November. here were lots of candidates but you readers voted Io Shirai as Joshi wrestler of the year.

It’s no surprise as to why STARDOM calls Io the promotions “Ace” as she constantly delivers in matches. In 2015 alone Io won the Goddesses of Stardom Tag Tournament (with Mayu Iwatani), Wonder of STARDOM Championship, Goddesses Of STARDOM Championship, and became the first ever two time World of STARDOM Champion.

Io also closed the year of with one of the best matches of 2015 against Meiko Satomura where she won the World of STARDOM championship.