March 9, 2017

Kairi Hojo Reportedly Signs With WWE

Dave Meltzer reports that WWE has signed Stardom's Kairi Hojo to a three-year contract.

It was previously rumored that Kairi, as well as fellow STARDOM star Io Shirai were both offered contracts to the WWE to start in 2017. The report also adds that Io Shirai was said to be reconsidering signing with the WWE.

Kairi Hojo is regarded as one of STARDOM’s biggest staple, having held multiple championships from the STARDOM promotion. In November of last year, Kairi, Io Shirai and Mayu Iwatani all made a one-time appearance on Lucha Underground, joining forces with Black Lotus during her feud with Pentagon Dark.

Meltzer noted that Shinsuke Nakamura had been pushing for her to join NXT for several months.