Io Shirai needs to be NXT Women's Champion Next. How do we get there?
After 2 crushing defeats to Shayna, Io turned heel and long story short, it's the best thing that could have happened to her. She is a star as a heel, as evidenced by her match tonight with Candice.
Shayna, while I've enjoyed her, her time needs to be done soon. And this isn't a knee jerk reaction to the awful Mia match. I put more of that on Mia. She's had a longer run than any NXT woman in history besides Asuka. You have a new star in Io. You need to run with her.
But how do you get there? Do you have heel Io beat heel Shayna? Seems kind of weird, though it could work. Do you throw another woman in there for a 3 Way just to eat a pin? Maybe. Or do you have some babyface finally beat Shayna and then have Io beat her?
In a perfect world, if she can get healthy, I have Dakota Kai come back and beat Shayna for the title which would be a nice conclusion to the story they told over a year ago where Shayna bullied Dakota. And then Io beats Dakota.
And yes, before I'm hit with a wave of negativity, I'm fully aware that Io may never hold that thing because for whatever reason it has to stay on Shayna. But in terms of what you would do, what do you want to see happen?