Daily News Update, 16/5/17

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By Phil Dean @HeadlockDive

Daily News Update – Top Japanese Star Signs For WWE, NJPW Unveil Plans For US Territory

Io Shirai has signed for WWE, Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer has reported. Io Shirai is known to be one of the top women’s wrestlers in the world, and this is a blow to the Japanese promotion Stardom, who she was a big star of. She is expected to start at the WWE Performance Center shortly.

Takaaki Kidani, the chairman of NJPW, has unveiled plans for the NJPW US expansion at today’s NJPW press conference ahead of the Best Of The Super Juniors tournament. He has said NJPW will find new stars, create a dojo, and establish a territory in the United States.

Dave Meltzer reported on Wrestling Observer Radio that 205 Live is struggling for viewership on the WWE Network. He has said that while the Cruiserweight Classic did great numbers, 205 Live is struggling to make it into the top 20 most watched weekly on the WWE Network.

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