May 16, 2017

WWE Signs Io Shirai and Women's Wrestler As A Referee, Fan Buys Watch For Naomi (Photo)

- WWE has signed indie women's wrestler Kennadi Brink to work as a referee.

Brink first began training in 2010 at Gillberg's wrestling school in Maryland and has competed for promotions such as SHIMMER, SHINE, Ring of Honor and Maryland Championship Wrestling, among others. Brink also made a few appearances as a referee at WWE NXT live events in Florida earlier this year.

- F4WOnline.com is reporting that Io Shirai has accepted an offer with WWE and is expected to start at the WWE Performance Center soon, although there is currently no start date set.

Shirai, who is one of the top women's wrestling stars in Japan, was at the WWE tryouts in March. WWE had originally reported on Shirai being at the tryouts, however they later removed all mentions of her from their story.

- A fan by the name of Dave Anderson, who calls himself The Business Bully, received some attention on social media after tweeting a photo of a Benson watch he purchased for SmackDown Women's Champion Naomi. It appears Anderson plans to present Naomi with the gift at the Wizard World Philadelphia event on Friday, June 2nd but she is not listed for the event on their official website. Check out his tweet below, which was re-tweeted by Naomi:




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