Masami Odate aka Iyo Sky, is a well-known Japanese professional wrestler who currently holds the coveted title of WWE Women’s Champion.
The 33-year-old, who often competes on WWE’s SmackDown, is currently in the spotlight after being shockingly asked if she was interested in battling Taylor Swift during a press conference following her Saturday, October 7, bout, and her reaction was quite remarkable.
Read on to learn more about Iyo Sky.
Iyo Sky Hails From Japan
Iyo Sky was born in Kamakura, Kanagawa, Japan. Her date of birth is May 8, 1990. Her sister’s name is Mio Shirai. She made her pro-wrestling debut at an early age when she began wrestling professionally alongside her older sister in 2007, under the ring names Io and Mio Shirai
Shirai means Purple Thunder in Japanese. Sky would go on to rise through the ranks as Io Shirai until her name was changed to Iyo Sky in 2022 when she was promoted up to the WWE main roster.
How Did Iyo Sky Rise to Fame?
Iyo Shirai, better known as Iyo Sky, began her professional wrestling career alongside her sister on the indie circuit in 2007. They wrestled in numerous promotions and won tag team championships. They created Triple Tails with Kana in 2010, but Shirai eventually sought a solo career.
She rose to popularity in Mexico and Stardom, becoming a six-time Stardom champion and the World of Stardom’s second-longest reigning champion.
Shirai joined WWE in 2018, although her debut was delayed due to injuries and Stardom commitments. She debuted in NXT and feuded with Shayna Baszler and Candice LeRae before winning the NXT Women’s Championship. She later won the NXT Women’s Tag Team Championship alongside Zoey Stark.
She and Kay Lee Ray won the Dusty Rhodes Women’s Classic in 2022 but did not win the NXT Women’s Championship. She took a break after that.
Shirai made her main roster debut in 2022 as Iyo Sky, with Bayley and Dakota Kai. They won the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championships before losing them. Sky was also involved in feuds and battles on RAW and SmackDown, including a run at the RAW Women’s Championship.
Sky was drafted to SmackDown in 2023 and qualified for the Women’s Money in the Bank ladder match, confirming her extended WWE career.
What Is Iyo Sky’s Net Worth?
According to several sources, WWE Superstar Iyo Sky’s net worth in 2023 will be around USD 4 million.
Who Is Iyo Sky’s Boyfriend?
Iyo Sky was formerly married to fellow wrestler Kazushige Nosawa. They shared a home in Koto, Tokyo, Japan.
Will Iyo Sky Ever Fight On Ring With Taylor Swift?
Iyo Sky successfully defended her WWE Women’s Championship at Fastlane, defeating Charlotte Flair and Asuka in a triple-threat match.
Sky and Bayley, along with Damage CTRL member Dakota Kai, attended WWE’s official Fastlane press conference.
The champion, on the other hand, was caught off guard by the first question, which, instead of grilling her about the recent title defense, posed an unexpected inquiry regarding Taylor Swift.
He asked Sky if she would be willing to defend her WWE Women’s Championship against pop superstar Swift at WrestleMania 40, which will be held in Swift’s home state of Pennsylvania next year.
The question naturally perplexed the WWE star, as well as practically everyone else attending the news conference. She gave the reporter another glance before saying frankly, “Are you crazy?” while Kai and Bayley laughed.
Sky then added, “If she wants, I’m ready for Taylor Swift.”