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WWE NXT's Io Shirai, Zoey Stark expected to return from injury 'relatively soon'

The former NXT Women's Tag Team Champions could be back in the near future.

Io Shirai and Zoey Stark are expected to return from injury "relatively soon."

Shirai hasn't wrestled since NXT Stand & Deliver on April 2. Speculation regarding her injury began when photos of her wearing a walking boot circulated later that month. The exact nature of her injury is unknown, however. 

Stark hasn't wrestled since NXT Halloween Havoc on October 26. She posted to social media on November 9 and revealed that she had surgery for a torn ACL and meniscus. In storyline, her injury was said to be due to an attack by Toxic Attraction. 

Our own Dave Meltzer reported in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that both wrestlers are expected back shortly. 

"Io Shirai and Zoey Stark, who have both been out with injuries, are expected to be back relatively soon," he wrote. 

Shirai and Stark won the NXT Tag Team Championships from The Way at The Great American Bash on July 6, 2021. They eventually dropped the belts to Gigi Dolin and Jacy Jane at Halloween Havoc.