She won the title for the first and only time thus far in her career when she beat Charlotte Flair and Rhea Ripley in a triple threat match at the TakeOver: In Your House last June in Winter Park, FL.
Shirai has reached an impressive milestone as she has now held the championship for 300 days. She’s had the fourth-longest reign just behind Flair at 321 days, Asuka at 522 days, and Shayna Baszler at 548 days.
Shirai will make her next title defense against Raquel Gonzalez at NXT TakeOver: Stand & Deliver on April 7th, which airs on the USA Network and Peacock from Orlando, Florida at the Capitol Wrestling Center.
In the weeks leading up to this match, the challenger has gotten the better of the dominant champion. As a result, it has caused fans to think there will be a title change on this night.