Kairi Sane (Kaori Housako) is a Japanese professional wrestler and actress presently contracted to WWE as an ambassador and trainer in Japan.
She began professional wrestling in January 2012 for the World Wonder Ring Stardom company, where she was a one-time World of Stardom Champion for the following five years. In 2016, she became a WWE wrestler. Sane made her main roster debut in 2019 and went on to become the WWE Women’s Tag Team Champion for the first and longest time. She won the first Mae Young Classic tournament and the NXT Women’s Championship once in WWE.
Bliss and Cross were defeated in the Women’s Tag Team Championship by Saine and Asuka’s team, “The Kabuki Warriors.” She also created a reputation for herself in the Stardom company, where she established herself as one of the top female wrestlers in the world, earning a slew of titles and awards during her time there.
Kairi Sane’s Bio
On September 23, 1988, in Hikari, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan, Kairi Sane opened her eyes for the very first time. In a Christian religious household, she was given the name Kaori Housako when she was born. She is Japanese by birth and of Asian descent. Kairi is 32 years old, having turned 32 in 2020, and her zodiac sign is Libra, as determined by her birth date. As a result, she’s a white person. Her parents’ names have not yet been revealed, but she does have a three-year-old sibling. Kairi has a bachelor’s degree in Japanese literature from Hosei University.
Kairi Sane’s Career
Kairi Sane began her professional wrestling career by training with Stardom in 2011. She made her Stardom debut on January 7, 2012, under the ring name “Kairi Hojo,” losing to Yuzuki Aikawa, although she swiftly rose through the ranks of the Zenryoku Joshi stable, which is commanded by Aikawa. On April 29, 2013, she won her first championship at Ryogoku Cinderella, and on June 23, 2013, she paired with Kaori Yoneyama and Yuhi to win the vacant Artist of Stardom Championship from Christina Von Eerie, Hailey Hatred, and Kyoko Kimura. On the 4th of November, they were defeated by Kimura, Alpha Female, and The Female Predator “Amazon.”
In May of 2014, Hojo made her Mexican debut as a Stardom representative at the “DragonMania 9” and “Lucha Fan Fest 8” events. On August 10, she and Takahashi beat Alpha Female and Kyoko Kimura to reclaim the Goddess of Stardom Championship. She also won the World of Stardom Championship for the first time on March 29th by defeating Kyoko Kimura and then Io Shirai, but she lost the championship to Meiko Satomura on July 26th following a four-month reign. On September 23rd, she defeated Hudson Envy in the finals of Stardom’s biggest singles competition, the 5 Star GP. She was voted Stardom’s MVP for 2015 at the conclusion of the year.
On the 15th of May, she won her fourth Wonder of Stardom Championship, defeating Santana Garrett. Then, on the 8th of August, she made her debut for the Inoki Genome Federation (IGF), beating Jungle Kyona at a Shanghai tournament. In the 2016 5 Star GP, she also defeated Io Shirai on September 3rd to gain control of the Red Stars block. She had a concussion during the match, forcing her to withdraw from the rest of the competition. On November 11th, Hojo and Yoko Bito beat Io Shirai and Mayu Iwatani in the finals to win the 2016 Goddesses of Stardom Tag League, as well as Kagetsu and Kyoko Kimura on December 22nd to become the new Goddesses of Stardom Champions. However, they were defeated in their second defense on March 5, 2017 by Hiroyo Matsumoto and Jungle Kyona.
Hojo informed Stardom’s administration in March that she would be leaving the organization the following month for WWE. On March 20th, she attempted but failed to challenge Io Shirai for the World of Stardom Championship. The Artist of Stardom Championship was won on May 6th by Hojo, Hiromi Mimura, and Konami, who beat AZM, HZK, and Io Shirai. Following the bout, Hojo announced her planned exit from Stardom, although she did not suggest WWE directly. Hojo’s one-year reign as Wonder of Stardom Champion came to an end on May 14, when she was defeated in her ninth title defense by Mayu Iwatani. She wrestled her final matches for Stardom on June 4th, as well as an unannounced ten-match one-minute time limit series against members of the Stardom roster, which ended in three wins, six draws, and one loss after Hojo, Mimura, and Konami lost the Artist of Stardom Championship to AZM, HZK, and Shirai in their second defense.
Kairi was approached and given a WWE contract, which she accepted in March 2017, for a three-year deal of $60,000 per year, which was less than she was earning in Japan. On the 13th of July, she beat Tessa Blanchard in the first round of the tournament in her WWE debut match, then the next day, she defeated Bianca Belair in the second round, Dakota Kai in the quarterfinals, and Toni Storm in the semifinals to proceed to the tournament’s finals.
On the 12th of September, she beat Shayna Baszler in the tournament finals, earning a chance at the vacant NXT Women’s Championship at the next NXT TakeOver event. Sane made her NXT debut in October 2017, beating Aliyah, and she also participated in a fatal four-way match for the vacant NXT Women’s Championship at NXT TakeOver: WarGames in November, however she was defeated by Ember Moon.
On the 28th of January 2018, she competed in the inaugural women’s Royal Rumble match, as well as the WrestleMania Women’s Battle Royal at WrestleMania 34. Sane revived her feud with Shayna Baszler in July, as the two traded wins in the Mae Young Classic Finals and at NXT before facing off in a match at NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn IV on August 18th, where Sane defeated Bazsler to capture the NXT Women’s Championship for the first time in her career. She lost the championship to Baszler again on October 28th at the WWE Evolution pay-per-view, ending her reign at 71 days. She was given a rematch against Baszler in a two-out-of-three falls match at NXT TakeOver: WarGames, but she was unable to reclaim the title due to interference from Duke and Shafir once more.
On the 5th of April 2019, Sane participated in a fatal four-way match for the NXT Women’s Championship at NXT TakeOver: New York, however she was unable to retain the championship, as Baszler submitted Bianca Belair to retain the title. Sane lost a rematch against Baszler six days later on April 11th when Io Shirai assaulted Baszler, who was attempting to hurt Sane, and as a result of her defeat, she is no longer permitted to contend for the NXT Women’s Championship, thus writing her off the brand. Paige stated on the 16th edition of “SmackDown Live” that she will be managing a newly formed women’s tag team made up of Sane (who was recruited to the main roster as a consequence) and Asuka. The Kabuki Warriors, which included Sane and Asuka, were immediately pitted against The IIconics (Billie Kay and Peyton Royce) for the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship. The Kabuki Warriors won a championship opportunity after defeating The IIconics during WWE’s tour in Tokyo. The title match was held on SmackDown on July 16th, and The IIconics retained after being called out.
After Asuka utilized the green mist on Cross on October 6th at the Hell in a Cell pay-per-view, the Kabuki Warriors eventually won the Women’s Tag Team Championship from Bliss and Cross. Asuka and Kairi were both selected for the Raw brand in the 2019 Draft, which took place in mid-October. On the 30th edition of NXT, they returned to defend the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship against Team Kick, marking the first time the belts were contested on NXT and they retained. Kairi competed in a 5-on-5-on-5 elimination tag team match for Team Raw at Survivor Series, but was defeated by Sasha Banks.
On the 1st of December at Starrcade, the Kabuki Warriors successfully defended their tag team championships against Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair, Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross, and Bayley and Sasha Banks by submitting Cross. At TLC: Tables, Ladders, and Chairs, Kairi and Asuka challenged Lynch and Flair to a WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship contest, which they accepted. In a Tables, Ladders, and Chairs match, The Kabuki Warriors successfully defended their belts against Lynch and Flair. After losing by submission to Lynch on the 20th January edition of “Raw,” Sane returned to the ring on the 2nd March episode of “Raw,” but lost to Shayna Baszler.
On the first night of Wrestlemania 36, the Kabuki Warriors lost their Women’s Tag Team Championships to Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross, ending their 181-day reign as the longest in the history of the championships. Becky Lynch, the then-Raw Women’s Champion, surrendered her title on the 11th May 2020 broadcast of “Raw” in order to go on maternity leave, but she sustained a serious head cut on the 6th June episode of “Raw,” which was filmed in May and shown on tape delay. Sane then made her first broadcast appearance after her injury on the 6th of July edition of “Raw,” when she faced Sasha Banks in a bout that ended in a disqualification due to Bayley’s interference. The Kabuki Warriors challenged Banks and Bayley for the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship a few weeks later, but they were unsuccessful.
On the 20th edition of “Raw,” Kairi beat SmackDown Women’s Champion Bayley in a non-title match, and the following week on Raw, she was savagely abused by Bayley backstage during Asuka and Banks’ Raw Women’s Championship match. Sane announced her resignation from WWE on Twitter, saying she was returning to Japan to be with her husband, and this was done to write her out of the storylines. Sane’s departure was subsequently revealed on WWE’s website.
On July 29, 2020, WWE’s YouTube channel aired a video depicting Sane’s last week in WWE, in which she says her farewell to everyone in WWE as she prepares to return to Japan, with superstars including Asuka, Shinsuke Nakamura, and Akira Tozawa all wishing her well.
Kairi also stated on October 2, 2020 that she has begun working as an ambassador and trainer for WWE’s Japan office. She was a member of the Hell in a Cell pay-per-view commentary crew on October 15th.
Kairi Sane’s husband
Kairi Sane has a husband and a child. Her husband’s name has not been publicized, but they are officially married. Sane confessed that she married her long-distance boyfriend, with whom she had been in a long-distance relationship for quite some time, when questioned about her personal life. Despite the fact that the couple has yet to have a kid, they are a happy couple. Sane is straight in terms of her sexual orientation.
Kairi Sane’s Net Worth
Kairi Sane has a net worth of $10 million as of 2022. She also makes a good living, with a yearly income of roughly $250,000. She is presently employed as a WWE ambassador and a trainer in her home country, where she earns a comfortable living and continues to increase her net worth. Her wrestling and acting careers also provide a significant portion of her income.
Kairi Sane’s height
Kairi Sane stands at 5 ft 1 in (155 cm) and weighs 52 kg (114.5 lbs). Her flawless goddess-like physique and beautiful face proportions make her a man’s dream. Kairi’s dark brown hair and eyes complement her attractive looks. She also has an athletic body type.
Kairi represents Hikari, Yamaguchi, as an ambassador. Her three-year-old sister is her closest sibling. Her ring name is Kairi Sane, and her birth name is Kaori Housako. She is a member of WWE’s developmental division NXT. She is a consummate athlete with a long list of accomplishments in sports. Sane is a yachtsman who has participated in college, national, and global championship contests.