Kairi Sane was one of the best female pro wrestlers that WWE ever had at one point in time. She had a solid run in NXT where she ended up winning the NXT Women’s Championship. Her main roster run saw her teaming up with Asuka, as they were known as the Kabuki Warriors and saw moderate success.

She left the company’s weekly television programs and moved back to Japan. She also earned her degree while in Japan. Many believed her contract with WWE expired and that was the case as her contract expired earlier this year.

World Wonder Ring Stardom has announced that Kairi Sane, who is now known as just KAIRI, has been pulled from the upcoming Stardom x Stardom pay-per-view event.

She was set to face off against Saya Kamitani at the event for the Wonder Of Stardom Championship. She was pulled due to “poor physical condition.”


“KAIRI will miss this weekend’s Stardom x Stardom ppv event due to poor physical condition. We apologize for changes to the card, and thank you for understanding.”

Kairi Sane herself then took to Twitter and revealed that she had tested positive for COVID-19 and will be taking time off to recover. The message has been translated from Japanese.

“This time, when I had a high fever of 39 degrees, I was tested and was diagnosed as positive for the new coronavirus.

So far, the chase for the title match on August 21st. Intensive training, condition adjustment, meal management, etc. I have prepared meticulously. Infected vs I was very careful about the measures as much as possible. I am shocked and full of regret. We apologize for the great concern and inconvenience for all concerned. I apologize from the bottom of my heart. And [for the fans], who were looking forward to the match, dear fans, I’m so sorry. Now, as soon as possible, I will deliver a healthy figure to everyone while keeping in touch with the public health center so that I would concentrate on recuperating at home. Please take care of yourself.”

We wish Kairi Sane a speedy recovery and hope she returns as soon as possible. It also remains to be seen whether Sane will ever return to WWE or not in the future.

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