Kairi Sane’s current situation with WWE is a big matter of question. There was a report that Sane will be going back to Japan and her in-ring career is winding down. Then she returned to WWE.
Tokyo Sports ran an article that could clear up Kairi Sane’s situation. It is reported that Sane plans to move back to Japan after her recent marriage. She is reportedly hopeful to have some sort of relationship with WWE.
It doesn’t sound like Kairi Sane plans to leave WWE completely, but she cold be planning to compete for other companies in Japan. The report continues to state (as translated from Japanese):
In addition, she also communicated her intention to return to Japan to his neighbors, and she was whispered to return to Japan early this year. However, it is unlikely that they will completely leave WWE and participate in other groups in Japan. Most of the argument is that the base will be moved to Japan and WWE will continue to maintain friendly relations.
Although it is not clear what form to choose, it seems that there will be some announcement by the summer festival “Summer Slam” (August 23). WWE Japan said, “We have not received any information here.”
Some sort of announcement regarding Kairi Sane’s status is reportedly expected by SummerSlam. It was also reported that they reached out to WWE, but have not received any comment.
We’ll have to see what WWE and Kairi Sane can work out. It is unknown how much longer it could take to start an NXT Japan branch, especially with the current COVID-19 pandemic. Kairi Sane could certainly be useful for the company in other ways.