Former NXT star Sareee, also known as Sarray, departed from WWE back in March despite arriving with a lot of promise and fanfare. The 27-year-old wrestler wasn’t featured much on TV during her time in the company, with her last match being against former NXT Women’s Champion Mandy Rose in August 2022.

In a recent interview with Web Sportiva, Sareee revealed that WWE did try to keep her in the company, but she ultimately decided to return to her homeland and pursue wrestling that she believed in.

“I didn’t fight on the main roster, but I felt that I had learned enough in WWE. I was able to absorb the spirit of entertainment that I had been missing. There was talk of renewing the contract, but I wanted to do wrestling that I believed in, and at 27 years old, I was at my most physically active, so I thought, I will regret it if I don’t do the wrestling I have wanted to do for a long time now,” said Sareee.

Despite reports suggesting that the departure of William Regal from WWE in January 2022 was a turning point for the Japanese star, Sareee spoke positively about her experience in the States following her exit.


“I think I have absorbed many things in my own way in WWE, and no matter what anyone says, I have no regrets about going to America. I think that everything I have learned in the past two years has been positive, and I want to show everyone a new, more powerful Sareee,” added Sareee.

Sareee’s departure from WWE comes as a surprise, as she was seen as a promising star and had been signed to the company in February 2020 after making a name for herself in Japan. She had also been featured in the Mae Young Classic in 2018, impressing fans with her skills and athleticism.

It remains to be seen what Sareee’s next move will be in the world of professional wrestling, but she has expressed a desire to pursue wrestling that she believes in and to show the world a more powerful version of herself.

What do you think about Sareee’s decision to leave WWE and pursue wrestling that she believes in? Leave a comment.

Steve Carrier

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