Last month, Iyo Sky became Ms. Money in the Bank at WWE Money in the Bank premium live event. Sky attempted to cash in her MITB contract multiple times, but each time others prevented her from cashing in. However, last night she was able to achieve her dream.
Asuka defended her WWE Women’s Championship against Bianca Belair and Charlotte Flair in a Triple Threat match at SummerSlam last night. Belair rolled up Asuka to win the title. However, a few minutes later, Iyo Sky came to the ring and cashed in her MITB contract. Sky delivered a Moonsault on Belair to become the new WWE Women’s Champion.
On Twitter, Iyo Sky issued a statement and thanked everyone who supported her. She tweeted in Japanese.
Here’s the translation.
“Wanting to become ‘the best in the world,’ she threw away the ‘best in Japan’ position she had at the time and flew to America. I crossed the sea thinking that I was mentally and physically stronger than anyone else, but the wall in the world was so high that I was knocked down in an instant by such arrogance.
I tried to say (or rather, said) ‘I can’t do it anymore,’ but each time I remembered the faces of everyone who cheered me on and managed to endure it.
I cling desperately and build up little by little, and in a foreign land, I finally reached number one in the world today.
‘Being number one in the world’ was my dream, but it is definitely thanks to everyone that I was able to make it come true,” SKY wrote. “Everyone in Japan, everyone in America, everyone in the world, thank you so much.”Iyo Sky
“世界一“になりたくて、当時持っていた“日本一“の座を投げ打ってまでアメリカに飛び立った。— IYO SKY (@Iyo_SkyWWE) August 6, 2023
Iyo Sky began her pro wrestling career in 2007. Sky joined WWE in 2017 after wrestling in numerous promotions. She made her main roster debut at SummerSlam last year, forming the Damage CTRL along with Bayley and Dakota Kai.
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