Shawn Michaels Confirms WWE Has Signed Major International Star
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Shawn Michaels Confirms WWE Has Signed Major International Star

Shawn Michaels has confirmed speculation that a major international star is heading to WWE.

On July 10, CMLL and NJPW released a joint statement announcing the surprising news that Stephanie Vaquer had left both promotions and was stripped of her current championship titles. The news came less than two weeks after Vaquer caught the attention of North American audiences when she faced Mercedes Mone at Forbidden Door, leading to speculation that she might sign a contract elsewhere. The statement read:

“SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT FROM CMLL AND NJPW
Thank you for supporting Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL) and New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW).
Citing personal reasons, Stephanie Vaquer has chosen to leave the CMLL and NJPW rosters effective immediately.

As a result, Vaquer will not compete in her scheduled match against Lluvia at Fantasticamania on July 13 in San Jose. Additionally, CMLL hereby announces that Vaquer has been stripped of the CMLL World Women’s and World Women’s Tag Team Championships.
CMLL and NJPW would like to apologize to their fans around the world for this sudden announcement.

This Saturday at FantasticaMania USA, a new CMLL Women’s World Champion will be crowned in a three-way match: CMLL Women’s World Championship: Lluvia (CMLL) vs. Viva Van (NJPW) vs. Willow Nightingale (AEW)
We remain committed to ensuring the highest quality wrestling for our fans at FantasticaMania USA this Saturday and at all future events.

“Welcome to the WWE family, Stephanie Vaquer” – Shawn Michaels

Rumors have been swirling throughout the day that Vaquer is headed to WWE, and Shawn Michaels put all speculation to rest by revealing the news of his signing via social media. He wrote:

Welcome to the WWE family, @Steph_Vaquer. See you in Orlando!