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Io Shirai on a WrestleMania 37 match against Bayley: “I have not been told that yet—but never say never”

Io Shirai defends the NXT women’s championship on Wednesday night, seeking to extend her title reign in a match against Raquel González at NXT TakeOver: Stand & Deliver.

And if she wins, Shirai knows exactly what she wants next: a match at WrestleMania 37 against Bayley.

“I would love to compete against Bayley,” Shirai says through a translator.