Dude. You post this comment everywhere. I assume you are spamming this same comment on reddit and on wwe's youtube video of Io's turn, since I've seen this same exact post in a million other places over the past few hours. Io has to take a backseat for now. Chill the fuck out. She's already being better received as a heel than a babyface.
Did I want Io to dethrone Shayna? Yeah. But she didn't. But she got a heel turn in exchange. Babyfaces getting frustrated and turning heel isn't a new trope, and its pretty reliable at that. WWE isn't even trying to hide the fact that Shayna got LUCKY in her cage match with Io.
As for the Candice stuff, they need to give Io more credibility as a heel. I'll post it again, just so you understand. Io turning soon after winning the title was a bad idea logistically. Because then her current character would have made no sense. And yes, Io has to take a backseat FOR NOW.
She'll very likely be right back into the title picture if someone like Mia Yim wins the title, because outside of Shayna, there is a severe lack of actual credible heels in the women's division on NXT. The only other heels besides Shayna are Io Shirai and Bianca (and Mia already has Bianca's number). But you could possibly pass off Bianca as a tweener at times. Hell, you already have Mia talking trash to Io on social media.
Also don't pull the OH IO SHOULD HAVE WON BECAUSE KAIRI situation. Io already addressed that in a promo uploaded to the Japanese WWE twitter account. Where she outright admitted that Kairi was weak and needs friends to survive, hence her "abandoning" Io and running off to be friends with Asuka instead. In terms of kayfabe, Io only wants the title for herself. Not for the other women. But herself.
e: Also Io's heel promo is the most viewed NXT video across all platforms from yesterday's episode. By a very wide margin.
-Io's been taking a backseat for close to a year. You act like this just happened, but it's been a long time now. She hasn't won ONE single's match on TV since the MYC. For arguably the best women wrestler on the planet, that's pathetic. WTF are they waiting for. Forgive me if I'm not excited for Io to potentially wallow in the midcard for months and months (especially when Shayna vs. Mia is the title program instead). Since they've spent almost a year doing nothing with her already.
-So how did Shayna "get lucky" by making Io tap like a bitch at Takeover XXV after Io look like an idiot beforehand?
-How does beating Candice "establish her?" I like Candice, but Candice has accomplished NOTHING in NXT. For most of her time, she's been "Mrs. Gargano" and she's won NO matches of note. Beating her means nothing.
-How is Io winning the title from Mia supposed to be more impressive than winning it from Shayna? Please explain that to me? Shayna has been booked so far above everyone else that there is no bigger rub possible than being the one to beat her, and they squandered that potential with Io.
-Oh I WILL bring up the Kairi thing. I don't give a fuck about Io's promo. Kairi was utterly humiliated booking-wise in her last night in NXT. Beating half to death and run out of NXT by Shayna and co, for NO payoff. Don't embarrass her like that, if Io isn't going to be the one to beat Shayna, because you embarrassed her for no good reason in the end. I mean it fits with how they used her in NXT, namely not to nearly her full potential, but still.
Look I LOVE the idea of Io vs. Candice, but I don't know why I should care? Explain how one loser (in-kayfabe) fighting another one in a midcard feud is BETTER than the best women's wrestler in the company being booked as a top performer like she should be? Why is this not the title feud? I'm really supposed to care more about Shayna vs. Mia instead?
And if this match isn't even on the main Takeover card, then THAT will be super-telling. Sorry, but I ain't backing down on this.