Thursday, May 23, 2024
Kairi Sane

Kairi Sane

Hikari, Yamaguchi, Japan
Kaori Hosako
Height & Weight:
115 Ib

Titles Won:

  • IWGP Women’s Championship
  • WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship (2 times) – with Asuka
  • NXT Women’s Championship
  • Mae Young Classic (2017)

From 2012 to 2017, she wrestled for the Japanese promotion World Wonder Ring Stardom under the ring name Kairi Hojo. Embodying a “Pirate Princess” persona,[12] she became a one-time World of Stardom Champion, a one-time Wonder of Stardom Champion, a three-time Goddess of Stardom Champion and a four-time Artist of Stardom Champion. She also won the 2015 5-Star GP and the 2016 Goddesses of Stardom Tag League.

In 2017, she signed with WWE, where she adopted the ring name Kairi Sane. She won the inaugural Mae Young Classic tournament the same year, and was then assigned to the NXT brand. She captured the NXT Women’s Championship in 2018 and subsequently won the 2018 NXT Year-End Awards for Female Competitor of the Year and for Overall Competitor of the Year.

In 2019, she debuted on WWE’s main roster, where she became a one-time and the longest reigning WWE Women’s Tag Team Champion, along with Asuka as part of The Kabuki Warriors. The team also received 2019 WWE Year-End Award for Women’s Tag Team of the Year. In 2020, she returned to Japan to join her husband, and worked as a WWE ambassador and trainer in her native country until December 2021 when her contract expired.

In 2022, Kairi became the inaugural IWGP Women’s Champion, and in 2023, made history by wrestling in the first women’s match at Wrestle Kingdom in the Tokyo Dome since 1994.

Other Notable Achievements

Artist of Stardom Championship (4 times) – with Kaori Yoneyama and Yuhi (1), Chelsea and Koguma (1), Io Shirai and Mayu Iwatani (1), and Hiromi Mimura and Konami (1)

Goddess of Stardom Championship (3 times) – with Natsumi Showzuki (1), Nanae Takahashi (1), and Yoko Bito (1)

Wonder of Stardom Championship

World of Stardom Championship

World of Stardom Championship tournament (2015)

5★Star GP (2015)

Goddesses of Stardom Tag League (2016) – with Yoko Bito

5★Star GP Best Match Award (2014) vs. Nanae Takahashi on August 24

Best Match Award (2014) with Nanae Takahashi vs. Risa Sera and Takumi Iroha on December 23

Best Tag Team Award (2014) with Nanae Takahashi

Best Tag Team Award (2016) with Yoko Bito

MVP Award (2015)

Outstanding Performance Award (2013)

Technique Award (2016)