Former WWE Superstar Kairi Sane has revealed that Vince McMahon told her she can return to the company “anytime”.
Kairi Sane signed a deal with WWE in the spring of 2017 and debuted for the company that summer, going on to win the inaugural Mae Young Classic tournament. From there The Pirate Princess became a popular fixture on NXT, capturing the NXT Women’s Championship from Shayna Baszler at NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn 4 in August 2018.
In April 2019, Sane joined the main roster of WWE where she formed The Kabuki Warriors tag team with compatriot Asuka. Together the pair won the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship at Hell In A Cell 2019, holding the gold until WrestleMania 36 in 2020.
In July 2020, WWE announced that Kairi Sane was to return to Japan but she remained an ambassador for the company and even did some Japanese language commentary. Sane left the company when her contract expired in December 2021
During an interview with Entamenext, Sane revealed that, despite departing from the company, WWE Chairman Vince McMahon has told her she is welcome to return anytime.
“I think he is very unusual. Vince also smiled and said, ‘If you want to come back, come back to America anytime.’ Vince is very enthusiastic about his work and is still at the forefront of the field. He always gave me and Asuka-san a kind voice, although he sometimes gave strict guidance and training to the players and staff in some games.”
Since leaving WWE, Kairi Sane has returned to Stardom where she competes as KAIRI. Most recently, she teamed up with Tam Nakano to defeat the Queen’s Quest duo of Miyu Amasaki and Utami Hayashishita at Stardom Flashing Champions on May 28th.
H/T to Wrestling Inc. for the above transcription.