It was reported earlier this week that Kairi Sane has a pretty complicated status in WWE. She’s been on the sidelines after her head injury in May when she suffered a huge cut after being thrown into the steel steps by Nia Jax
Per the report, there were plans in May for Sane to go to Japan and work as an ambassador for WWE there. There is no word on how that would have impacted her career inside of the ring.
In an update, Dave Meltzer reported in the latest edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that Sane is returning to Japan soon, but before she does, she’s slated to return to Raw as she is listed for the tapings being held today at the WWE Performance Center.
WWE has known about Sane returning to Japan since May. The idea before that last Sane vs. Nia Jax match, which is where Sane got thrown headfirst into the steel steps, was to do a career-ending injury angle with Sane at a later time before it was time for her to return to Japan.
That angle would have set up a SummerSlam match between Raw Women’s Champion Asuka and whoever they went with to put Sane out of action. Original plans did not call for Jax to be the one who ended Sane’s WWE in-ring career.
Observer reports that there had been talk that once her contract was up, which is soon, she would wrestle for one more year in Japan and then retire from action. Sane signed a three year WWE deal back in March 2017.