Kairi Sane was one of the best female pro wrestlers that WWE had at one point in time. She had a solid run in NXT, where she ended up winning the NXT Women’s Championship. She is set to make her WWE return this year and it appears there is a good reason why Kairi is returning to WWE.

Sane left WWE’s weekly television programs and moved back to Japan. She earned her degree while there and maintained an ambassador gig with WWE. Many believed her contract with WWE expired, and that was the case as her contract ran out last year.

Kairi Sane went on to compete in STARDOM as well as NJPW on numerous occasions. However, she is currently a free agent and then reports have also suggested that the Pirate Princess is making her way back to WWE.

Kairi Sane then confirmed her hiatus amid rumors of her return. According to Dave Meltzer in the latest edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Sane wanted to work more dates than Bushiroad wanted her to. WWE’s treatment of Iyo Sky and Triple H being the head of WWE Creative were also major factors in her decision to return to WWE.


“Regarding the return of Kairi Sane, the basic issue is that she was and still is very close to Rossy Ogawa. Bushiroad wanted her exclusive.

She wanted to work more dates but Bushiroad wanted exclusivity regarding the more dates which would also mean more money.“Other things also came up as mentioned last week. She then talked about returning to WWE and had thoughts about returning, particularly with the success Sky has had there.

She talked with those close to her who supported her leaving with the idea that if she doesn’t, she later in life would always have questions or regrets about it. She also felt things for her would be better with Levesque (Triple H) in charge of creative.”

Kairi Sane is expected to return at the end of the year and not earlier than that. We will have to wait and see what WWE will have planned for The Pirate Princess once she returns to the company.

What’s your view on this story? Are you excited for Kairi Sane’s WWE return? Share your thoughts in the comments!

Subhojeet Mukherjee

Subhojeet, a professional wrestling fan for over 20+ years, found his passion during the Monday Night Wars. With expertise honed over decades and a broad spectrum of interests including TV, movies, anime, novels, and music, he offers insightful analysis and coverage. Respected in the industry, Subhojeet keeps fans informed and engaged with his knowledge and perspective.

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