Kairi Sane (September 23, 1988) is a Japanese professional wrestler currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment, where she is assigned on its development territory NXT. Before WWE, she spent much of her career in Japan for World Wonder Ring Stardom, where she held the World Of Stardom Championship and Wonder Of Stardom Championship. In Stardom, she was also a three-time Goddesses Of Stardom Champion and a four-time Artist Of Stardom Champion.
Mae Young Classic
Sane debuted on July 13, participating in the 2017 Mae Young Classic, where she defeated Tessa Blanchard in the first round of the Classic. On July 14, she advanced in the semi-final after defeating Toni Storm. She defeated Bianca Belair during the second round. Sane went on to defeat Dakota Kai on July 14 during the quarter final. On September 12, Sane defeated Shayna Baszler in the finals to win the Mae Young Classic. For winning the tournament, she earned herself a shot at the vacant NXT Women's Championship at NXT TakeOver: Houston.
Sane made her NXT debut at a house show on August 10, 2017, where she teamed with Aliyah and Dakota Kai to defeat Billie Kay, Peyton Royce and Shayna Baszler in a six-woman tag team match, pinning Kay for the win. Sane's televised NXT debut came on the October 4 edition, where she defeated the villainous Aliyah.
- Finishing moves
- Insane Elbow (Diving elbow drop)
- Signature moves
- FKE (Superwoman punch)
- High-impact elbow smash, with theatrics
- Sliding D- adopted from Masato Tanaka
- Interceptor (Spear)
- "Pirate Princess"
Championships and accomplishments
- World Wonder Ring Stardom
- Goddesses Of Stardom Championship (3 times) 1 with Natsumi Showsuki, 1 with Nanae Takahashi and 1 with Yoko Bito
- Artist Of Stardom Championship (4 times) 1 with Kaori Yoneyama and Yuhi, 1 with Koguma and Chelsea Diamond, 1 with Io Shirai and Mayu Iwatani, 1 with Hiromi Mimura and Konami
- World Of Stardom Championship (1 time)
- Wonder Of Stardom Championship (1 time)
|WWE Mae Young Classic 2017 contestants|
Abbey Laith • Ayesha Ray • Bianca Belair • Candice LeRae • Dakota Kai • Jazzy Gabert • Kairi Sane • Kavita Devi • Kay Lee Ray • Lacey Evans • Marti Belle • Mercedes Martinez • Mia Yim • Miranda Salinas • Nicole Savoy • Piper Niven • Princesa Sugehit • Rachel Evers • Reina Gonzales • Renee Michelle • Rhea Ripley • Sage Beckett • Santana Garrett • Sarah Logan • Serena Deeb • Shayna Baszler • Taynara Conti • Tessa Blanchard • Toni Storm • Vanessa Borne • Xia Li • Zeda