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Io Shirai Returns To NXT With Poppy

Io Shirai & Poppy

Io Shirai made her long-awaited return to NXT. The former NXT Women’s Champion made her come back with singer Poppy, who also made her return to the promotion.

Poppy made a special guest appearance to launch her new album, “EAT”, which is the official soundtrack of NXT. During the launch, Dexter Lumis approached the singer with one of his signature drawings. Poppy then hugged Lumis much to the shock of Indi Hartwell, who ran away crying at the sight of her former crush.

NXT Women’s Tag Team Champion, Candice LeRae incensed by Poppy’s actions hit the ring and called her out. LeRae offered the singer two options, apologize or fight. Poppy appeared at the top of the ramp to state that she doesn’t wrestle, but she knows someone who does. Shirai’s music hit before she rushed the ring to take out the “Poisoned Pixie” with a flurry of offence and the Tiger Feint Kick.

The attack sent LeRae scurrying as Poppy and Shirai hugged in the ring.

Shirai and Poppy have past connections. “The Genius of the Sky” adopted Poppy’s song ‘Scary Mask’ with the music star playing Shirai to ring.

“The Genius of the Sky” hasn’t been in action since she lost the title to Raquel Gonzalez at NXT TakeOver: Stand & Deliver in April. It seems that the two still have unfinished business when they bumped into each other backstage.

Gonzalez takes on Ember Moon at NXT TakeOver: In Your House this Sunday and no doubt Shirai will be watching closely.