In a recent interview with Tokyo Sports, WWE RAW superstar IYO SKY discussed several topics, including the injury that kept her off WWE television, her name change on the main roster and more.
On her recent injury: “When I flew in a moonsault outside the ring against Kay Lee Ray, I hit my foot on the announcer’s table and broke my right ankle and had to have surgery. I was referred to a master ankle surgeon in Alabama, who is a WWE official. Now, I have one bolt in to hold the bone in place. I was unable to put any weight on my right leg for about a month and I had to use a crutch and a wheelchair. It took me about three months to be able to put my full weight on it.”
On her recent WWE name change from Io Shirai to IYO SKY: “I think the image of the previous Shirai can be conveyed in Kanji to Japanese people, but that is not the case in the United States. I think it is a good name, because the sky in it conveys the image. The first letter of Io was capitalized and the second letter was lower case, Io, so it looked like a lowercase L and O, or like a number and some people misread it. Now, it’s all capitalized, IYO, which I think makes it easier to understand.”
The full interview is available at this link.