Report: WWE Deny Kairi Sane Permission To Work Stardom 10th Anniversary

The Pirate Princess left WWE's main roster in July 2020

Kairi Sane has reportedly been denied permission by WWE to work Stardom's upcoming Budokan Hall show on 3 March.

Sane departed WWE's main roster in July 2020 to return to her homeland, Japan, where she now works as a trainer and ambassador for Vince McMahon's promotion. 

Stardom had wanted one of their biggest former stars to return on a one-off to commemorate what will be the biggest event in the company's history, but Dave Meltzer is reporting that the Japanese promotion could not get permission. 

Writing in the newest edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Meltzer notes that Stardom had wanted Sane to appear in a big singles match on the Stardom 10th Anniversary show, but also pitched the idea of the former NXT Women's Champion featuring in a legends battle-royal match instead. It seems, however, that both suggestions were turned down in WWE.

Sane's last showing for Stardom came in June 2017, prior to her signing with WWE, performing under the name Kairi Hojo. After a run in NXT, Sane was moved to the WWE main roster in 2019 and formed The Kabuki Warriors with Asuka. 

The former 'Pirate Princess' decided to move back to Japan shortly after getting married, having been in a long-distance relationship for the duration of her run in WWE.

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