Iyo Sky

Jan 28, 2019 - by Jamie Cruickshank

Real name: Masami Odate
Height: 5’1 1/2″
Weight: 119 lbs.
Date on birth: May 8, 1990
Hometown: Kamakura, Kanagawa, Japan
Pro debut: March 4, 2007
Trained by: Takashi Sasaki & Tomohiko Hashimoto
Finishing move: Moonsault

Biography

– Odate began her career as ‘Io Shirai’, working as a freelancer for various Japanese independent promotions. She wrestled her first professional match at 16 years old
– In her early career, Shirai often wrestled alongside or against her older sister Mio
– On April 29, 2009, Io & Mio Shirai defeated Moeka Haruhi & Tomoka Nakagawa in the final of a tournament to become the first TLW Young Womens Tag Team Champions
– On October 25, Io & Mio defeated Hamuko Hoshi & Kazumi Shimouma to retain the TLW Young Womens Tag Team Titles
– In June 2010, The Shirai sisters formed the Triple Tails stable alongside Kana
– In late 2010, Shirai travelled to Mexico to work a few dates for AAA and IWRG
– On May 15, 2011, Shirai & Nosawa defeated Mike Segura & Chica Tormenta to win the vacant Americas World Mixed Tag Team Titles
– In July 2011, Shirai announced that she would be leaving the Triple Tails group to pursue a singles career. She officially left the faction in September, following a Triple Tails self-branded event in Tokyo
– On January 3, 2012, Shirai & Nosawa defeated Mio Shirai & Ken Ohka to retain the Americas World Mixed Tag Team Titles
– On April 29, 2013, Shirai defeated Alpha Female to win the World Of Stardom Title
– On June 2, Shirai defeated Yoshiko to retain the World Of Stardom Title
– On August 17, Shirai defeated Kyoko Kimura to retain the World Of Stardom Title
– On November 4, Shirai defeated Nanae Takahashi to retain the World Of Stardom Title
– On December 29, Shirai fought JWP Openweight Champion Arisa Nakajima to a time-limit draw
– On January 26, 2014, Shirai defeated Natsuki Taiyo to retain the World Of Stardom Title
– On March 16, Shirai defeated Cheerleader Melissa to retain the World Of Stardom Title
– On April 29, Shirai defeated Alpha Female to retain the World Of Stardom Title
– On May 6, Shirai defeated Natsuki Taiyo to win the Stardom High Speed Title
– On May 17, Shirai defeated Star Fire to retain the World Of Stardom Title
– On June 1, Shirai defeated Takumi Iroha to retain the World Of Stardom Title
– On July 10, Shirai defeated Meiko Satomura to retain the World Of Stardom Title
– Shirai won the 2014 Stardom 5STAR Grand Prix, defeating Yoshiko in the final
– On December 7, Heisei-gun (Shirai, Mayu Iwatani & Takumi Iroha) defeated Hatsuhinode Kamen, Kaori Yoneyama & Tsubasa Kuragaki to win the Artist Of Stardom Titles
– On January 18, 2015, Shirai defeated Kaori Yoneyama to retain the Stardom High Speed Title
– On February 8, Heisei-gun (Shirai, Mayu Iwatani & Takumi Iroha) defeated Oedo Tai (Heidi Lovelace, Hudson Envy & Dragonita) to retain the Artist Of Stardom Titles
– On May 6, Shirai & Mayu Iwatani defeated Candy Crush (Kairi Hojo & Chelsea) in the final of a tournament to win the vacant Goddesses Of Stardom Titles
– On May 17, Shirai defeated Nikki Storm to win the vacant Wonder Of Stardom Title
– On June 14, Shirai & Mayu Iwatani defeated Oedo Tai (Nikki Storm & Star Fire) to retain the Goddesses Of Stardom Titles
– On June 20, Shirai defeated Star Fire to retain the Wonder Of Stardom Title
– On July 11, Shirai & Mayu Iwatani defeated Melissa & Chelsea to retain the Goddesses Of Stardom Titles
– On July 19, Shirai defeated Nikki Storm to retain the Wonder Of Stardom Title
– On September 5, Shirai & Mayu Iwatani defeated Oedo Tai (Hudson Envy & La Rosa Negra) to retain the Goddesses Of Stardom Titles
– On September 9, Shirai defeated Queen Maya to retain the Wonder Of Stardom Title
– On September 23, Shirai & Mayu Iwatani defeated The Jumonji Sisters (DASH Chisako & Sendai Sachiko) to retain the Goddesses Of Stardom Titles
– On October 4, Shirai defeated Hudson Envy to retain the Wonder Of Stardom Title
– On October 11, Shirai defeated Dark Angel to retain the Wonder Of Stardom Title
– On October 16, Shirai defeated Mia Yim to retain the Wonder Of Stardom Title
– On October 18, Shirai & Mayu Iwatani defeated Kellie Skater & Hiroyo Matsumoto to retain the Goddesses Of Stardom Titles
– On November 8, Shirai & Iwatani won the 2015 Goddesses Of Stardom Tag League, defeating Santana Garrett & Hiroyo Matsumoto in the final
– On November 15, Shirai defeated Sendai Sachiko to retain the Wonder Of Stardom Title
– On December 23, Shirai defeated Meiko Satomura to win the Wonder Of Stardom Title
– On January 10, 2016, Shirai & Mayu Iwatani defeated JKGreeeeN (Jungle Kyona & Momo Watanabe) to retain the Goddesses Of Stardom Titles
– On January 17, Shirai defeated Kairi Hojo to retain the World Of Stardom Title
– On February 12, Shirai & Mayu Iwatani defeated Oedo Tai (Kaitlin Diemond & Viper) to retain the Goddesses Of Stardom Titles
– On February 21, Shirai defeated Viper to retain the World Of Stardom Title
– On February 28, Shirai, Kairi Hojo & Mayu Iwatani defeated Hyper Destroyers (Kellie Skater, Hiroyo Matsumoto & Evie) to win the Artist Of Stardom Titles
– On March 21, Shirai & Mayu Iwatani defeated Kairi Hojo & Meiko Satomura to retain the Goddesses Of Stardom Titles
– On March 26, Shirai defeated Alpha Female to retain the World Of Stardom Title
– On April 2, Shirai & Mayu Iwatani defeated Hiroyo Matsumoto & Kagetsu to retain the Goddesses Of Stardom Titles
– On April 10, Shirai (as Hitokiri) defeated Pentagon Dark in the final match of a Gauntlet on Lucha Underground
– The next day, Shirai & Mayu Iwatani fought Kairi Hojo & Cheerleader Melissa to a time-limit draw to retain the Goddesses Of Stardom Titles
– On April 17, Shirai, Iwatani & Kairi Hojo defeated Hiromi Mimura, Momo Watanabe & Jungle Kyona to retain the Artist Of Stardom Titles
– On May 15, Shirai defeated Mayu Iwatani to retain the World Of Stardom Title
– On May 20, Shirai defeated Kasey Owens to retain the World Of Stardom Title
– The next day, Shirai defeated Toni Storm in the final of a tournament to become the first SWA Undisputed Womens Champion
– On May 22, Shirai defeated Kay Lee Ray to retain the SWA Undisputed Womens Title
– On June 4, Shirai defeated Shanna to retain the SWA Undisputed Womens Title
– On June 11, Shirai, Mayu Iwatani & Kairi Hojo defeated Oedo Tai (Kyoko Kimura, Diosa Atenea & Kagetsu) to retain the Artist Of Stardom Titles
– On September 22, Shirai defeated Kay Lee Ray to retain the World Of Stardom Title
– On October 30, Shirai defeated Yoko Bito to retain the World Of Stardom Title
– On November 23, Shirai defeated Taya Valkyrie to retain the World Of Stardom Title
– On December 22, Shirai defeated Mayu Iwatani to retain the World Of Stardom Title
– On January 7, 2017, Queen’s Quest (Shirai, HZK & Momo Watanabe) defeated Oedo Tai (Kyoko Kimura, Kagetsu & Viper) to win the Artist Of Stardom Titles
– On January 15, Shirai defeated Viper to retain the World Of Stardom Title
– On February 23, Shirai defeated Shayna Baszler to retain the World Of Stardom Title
– On March 5, Shirai defeated Kagetsu to retain the World Of Stardom Title
– On March 20, Shirai defeated Kairi Hojo to retain the World Of Stardom Title
– Later that month, Shirai took part in a WWE tryout at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida. WWE offered her a contract, but the company rescinded their offer upon learning of a neck injury that would delay Shirai’s WWE debut
– On April 15, Queen’s Quest (Shirai, AZM & HZK) defeated Oedo Tai (La Rosa Negra, Hana Kimura & Kagetsu) in the final of a tournament to win the vacant Artist Of Stardom Titles
– On May 15, Shirai fought Toni Storm to a time-limit draw to retain the World Of Stardom Title
– On June 4, Queen’s Quest (Shirai, AZM & HZK) defeated Hiromi Mimura, Kairi Hojo & Konami to regain the Artist Of Stardom Titles
– On August 13, Queen’s Quest (Shirai, HZK & Viper) defeated Team Jungle (Jungle Kyona, Kaori Yoneyama & Hiroyo Matsumoto) to regain the Artist Of Stardom Titles once again
– On September 24, Queen’s Quest (Shirai, HZK & Viper) defeated Oedo Tai (Kris Wolf, Tam Nakano & Kagetsu) to retain the Artist Of Stardom Titles
– On November 19, Shirai defeated Yoko Bito to win the Wonder Of Stardom Title
– On November 26, Shirai defeated Chardonnay to retain the Wonder Of Stardom Title
– On December 10, Shirai defeated Kelly Klein to retain the Wonder Of Stardom Title
– On December 24, Shirai defeated HZK to retain the Wonder Of Stardom Title
– On January 13, 2018, Shirai defeated Rachael Ellering to retain the Wonder Of Stardom Title
– On January 28, Queen’s Quest (Shirai, HZK & Viper) defeated Oedo Tai (Hana Kimura, Natsu Sumire & Kagetsu) to retain the Artist Of Stardom Titles
– On February 4, Shirai defeated Nicole Savoy to retain the Wonder Of Stardom Title
– On February 18, Shirai defeated Momo Watanabe to retain the Wonder Of Stardom Title
– On March 25, Queen’s Quest (Shirai, HZK & Viper) defeated Toni Storm, Bea Priestley & Xia Brookside to retain the Artist Of Stardom Titles
– On March 31, Shirai defeated Bea Priestley to retain the Wonder Of Stardom Title
– On April 14, Shirai defeated Mary Apache to retain the Wonder Of Stardom Title
– On April 21, Shirai defeated Martina to retain the Wonder Of Stardom Title
– On May 5, Shirai defeated Kagetsu to retain the Wonder Of Stardom Title
– Shirai signed a WWE contract at an NXT live event in Tokyo on June 30, 2018
– Shirai’s first WWE action came in the 2018 Mae Young Classic, eventually finishing as runner-up to Toni Storm
– Shirai made her NXT debut at Takeover: War Games, saving Kairi Sane from an attack by Shayna Baszler
– Shirai competed in the 2019 Royal Rumble
– At Takeover: Toronto 2019, Shirai defeated Candice LeRae
– Shirai was a member of the victorious Team NXT at Survivor Series 2019
– At Takeover: In Your House, Shirai defeated Charlotte Flair & Rhea Ripley to win the NXT Womens Title
– On the July 15, 2020 episode of NXT, Shirai defeated Tegan Nox to retain the NXT Womens Title
– At Takeover: XXX, Shirai defeated Dakota Kai to retain the NXT Womens Title
– At Takeover 31, Shirai defeated Candice LeRae to retain the NXT Womens Title
– At Halloween Havoc 2020, Shirai defeated Candice LeRae in a TLC Match to retain the NXT Womens Title
– On the November 18 episode of NXT, Shirai defeated Rhea Ripley to retain the NXT Womens Title
– At Takeover: Vengeance Day, Shirai defeated Mercedes Martinez & Toni Storm to retain the NXT Womens Title
– On the March 10, 2021 episode of NXT, Shirai defeated Toni Storm to retain the NXT Womens Title
– At The Great American Bash 2021, Shirai & Zoey Stark defeated The Way (Candice LeRae & Indi Hartwell) to win the NXT Womens Tag Team Titles
– On the August 24, 2021 episode of NXT, Shirai & Stark defeated Kacy Catanzaro & Kayden Carter to retain the NXT Womens Tag Team Titles
– On the September 28 episode, Shirai & Stark defeated Toxic Attraction (Gigi Dolin & Jacy Jayne) to retain the NXT Womens Tag Team Titles
– At WarGames 2021, Shirai, Kay Lee Ray, Raquel Gonzalez & Cora Jade defeated Dakota Kai & Toxic Attraction (Mandy Rose, Gigi Dolin & Jacy Jayne) in the titular match
– Shirai wrestled a pair of Smackdown dark matches in early 2022
– Shirai & Kay Lee Ray won the 2022 Womens Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic, defeating Dakota Kai & Wendy Choo in the final
– After an injury layoff, Shirai re-debuted at Summerslam 2022 as ‘IYO SKY’, aligning herself with Dakota Kai and Bayley. The trio would become known as Damage CTRL and were assigned to the Raw roster
– At Clash At The Castle 2022, Damage CTRL (SKY, Bayley & Dakota Kai) defeated Bianca Belair, Alexa Bliss & Asuka
– On the September 12, 2022 episode of Raw, Damage CTRL (SKY & Dakota Kai) defeated Raquel Rodriguez & Aliyah to win the WWE Womens Tag Team Titles
– On the October 21 episode of Smackdown, Damage CTRL defeated Raquel Rodriguez & Shotzi to retain the WWE Womens Tag Team Titles
– At Crown Jewel 2022, Damage CTRL defeated Alexa Bliss & Asuka to regain the WWE Womens Tag Team Titles, having lost them on Raw a week earlier
– On the December 16 Smackdown, Damage CTRL defeated Liv Morgan & Tegan Nox to retain the WWE Womens Tag Team Titles
– SKY won the 2023 Money In The Bank Ladder Match
– At Summerslam 2023, SKY cashed in her Money In The Bank and defeated Bianca Belair to win the WWE Womens Title
– On the August 25 Smackdown, Sky defeated Zelina Vega to retain the WWE Womens Title
– On the September 22 Smackdown, Sky defeated Asuka to retain the WWE Womens Title
– At Fastlane 2023, Sky defeated Charlotte Flair & Asuka to retain the WWE Womens Title
– On the October 20 Smackdown, Sky defeated Charlotte Flair to retain the WWE Womens Title
– At Crown Jewel 2023, Sky defeated Bianca Belair to retain the WWE Womens Title
– On the January 5, 2024 Smackdown, Sky defeated Michin to retain the WWE Womens Title
– All four members of Damage CTRL were moved to the Raw brand in the 2024 Draft

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