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WWE Reportedly Writing Kairi Sane Out Of The Company

Post by Big Red Machine » Jul 5th, '20, 15:10

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By Marc Middleton | July 03, 2020


Kairi Sane is reportedly returning to Japan to be with her husband.

While Sane is returning to Japan soon, she is scheduled to return to RAW soon as she is listed for the tapings being held today at the WWE Performance Center, according to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter. These would be for the episodes that air on July 6 or July 13.

WWE has known about Sane returning to Japan since May, if not earlier. The move has been in the works for a while.

Sane has been out of action since suffering the cut on her head during the RAW match with Nia Jax, which aired on June 1 and was taped on May 26. This is why Sane has been off WWE TV but she has been cleared to compete since then. WWE made the decision at the time to not harp on the injury on TV, and pretty much ignore it publicly, which is why it was never played up and Sane hasn't been talked about since.

The idea before that last Sane vs. Jax match was to do a career-ending injury angle with Sane at a later time, before it was time for her to return to Japan. That angle would have set up a SummerSlam match between RAW Women's Champion Asuka and whoever they went with to put Sane out of action. The Observer noted that this has likely changed since Paul Heyman was dismissed from his role as RAW Executive Director. It's believed that this spot would have went to either Charlotte Flair, who may or may not be back in time for the SummerSlam build, or Shayna Baszler. Original plans did not call for Jax to be the one who ended Sane's WWE in-ring career.

There's no word yet on what WWE has planned for Sane after she returns to Japan, but the Observer reports that there had been talk that once her contract was up, she would wrestle for one more year in Japan and then retire from action.

The 31 year old Sane was married to her longtime partner back in February of this year.

Sane signed a three year WWE deal back in March 2017. She worked the Mae Young Classic in 2017, and won the tournament by defeating Baszler in the finals. She would go on to become a one-time NXT Women's Champion before debuting on WWE's main roster in April 2019 after WrestleMania 35. She has held the WWE Women's Tag Team Titles with Asuka on the main roster.

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter
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Re: WWE Reportedly Writing Kairi Sane Out Of The Company

Post by Big Red Machine » Jul 5th, '20, 15:11

I found an article on the same website from a few months ago that claimed that STARDOM was going to try to make a big-money play for Kairi and/or Io this year, so that could play out now, too.
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Re: WWE Reportedly Writing Kairi Sane Out Of The Company

Post by cero2k » Jul 5th, '20, 16:57

Big Red Machine wrote:
Jul 5th, '20, 15:11
I found an article on the same website from a few months ago that claimed that STARDOM was going to try to make a big-money play for Kairi and/or Io this year, so that could play out now, too.
There were a lot of circumstances that happened all really close to each other, Kairi getting married, Io getting engaged with EVIL, STARDOM joining Bushiroad, and both of them having pretty shitty pushes in WWE at the time, so the speculation was high. I'm sure (now more than ever), STARDOM will always have an open offer for either to come back.

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Re: WWE Reportedly Writing Kairi Sane Out Of The Company

Post by Big Red Machine » Jul 5th, '20, 17:56

cero2k wrote:
Jul 5th, '20, 16:57
Big Red Machine wrote:
Jul 5th, '20, 15:11
I found an article on the same website from a few months ago that claimed that STARDOM was going to try to make a big-money play for Kairi and/or Io this year, so that could play out now, too.
There were a lot of circumstances that happened all really close to each other, Kairi getting married, Io getting engaged with EVIL, STARDOM joining Bushiroad, and both of them having pretty shitty pushes in WWE at the time, so the speculation was high. I'm sure (now more than ever), STARDOM will always have an open offer for either to come back.
Right, but there is a difference between an "open offer" and "aggressively pursuing." Granted, if Kairi is going back to Japan anyway, this does kind of kill some of her leverage to get a better deal from them, but it does make the possibility of her returning to STARDOM seem a lot more real as well.
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