Kairi Sane

Kairi Sane

Personal Information

Full Name Kaori Hosako
Date of Birth September 23, 1988
Nationality Japanese
Birth Place Hikari, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan
Height 5 ft 1 in
Weight 115 lb (52 kg)
Current Team(s)
Theme Song The Next Voyage
Debut January 7, 2012

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Kairi Sane: A Brief Biography

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Kairi Sane is a Japanese professional wrestler signed to WWE, where she was drafted to Friday Night SmackDown. She is a member of the Damage CTRL group alongside Iyo Sky, Bayley, Asuka, and Dakota Kai. Besides WWE, she is also known for her work in World Wonder Ring Stardom from 2011 to 2017. Born in 1988, her real name is Kaori Housako. She worked in Stardom under the name Kairi Hojo. In WWE, she is the inaugural Mae Young Classic winner, a former WWE Women's Tag Team Champion and a former NXT Women's Champion. She also won the Wonder of Stardom and the World of Stardom Championship once each besides winning the Artist of Stardom Championship on five occasions.



Kairi Sane Early Life


Kairi Sane's real name is Kaori Housako. She was born in Hikari, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan on September 23, 1988. She has an older sister, who is three years older than Sane. Housako had been quite interested in sports since a very young age. She has a background in yachting where she competed in intercollegiate and national competitions and dreamed of representing the nation in the Olympics. She graduated from Hosei University with a bachelor's degree in Japanese Literature. Following this, she began pursuing a career in acting.


During this phase, Sane also acted in theatres. During one of her plays, she played the role of a villain in professional wrestling. Fuka Kakimoto was also attending the show. She was the General Manager of World Wonder Ring Stardom. She liked the play of Housako and her role, so she invited her an event. Housako loved professional wrestling and decided to pursue a career here.


Professional Wrestling Career


Stardom (2011-2017) (2022-2023)


In 2011, she finished her professional wrestling training. By the next year, she made her wrestling debut. In 2013, she won the Goddess of Stardom Championship with Natsumi Showzuki. In 2015, she won the Artist of Stardom and Wonder of Stardom Championship. After a few years and unsuccessful attempts at the Wonder of Stardom Championship, she left the company. In 2022, she returned to Stardom as KAIRI.




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WWE (2017-2021)(2023-Present)


In 2017, she entered the Mae Young Classic. In September, she defeated Shayna Baszler to win the tournament. After signing with WWE, she began working for NXT, where she was renamed Kairi Sane. In 2018, she entered the inaugural Royal Rumble match and lost. At TakeOver Brooklyn 4, Sane defeated Baszler to win the NXT Women's Championship. At Evolution, she lost the title back to Baszler. In 2019, she received several rematches for the NXT Women's Championship but failed to win. After WrestleMania 35, she made her debut on the main roster and teamed up with Asuka to form The Kabuki Warriors. In October, they won the WWE Women's Tag Team Championship. The duo spent the rest of the year fighting with Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair.


At TLC, Sane and Asuka defeated Lynch and Flair in a TLC tag team match. During the match, Sane suffered a serious injury. At WrestleMania 36, Kabuki Warriors lost the titles to Bliss and Cross. Over the summer, she was involved in a storyline between Asuka and Boss n Hug Connection. During Asuka's title match, she was attacked by Bayley and written off television. Kairi worked as an ambassador for WWE in Japan. In 2021, she was released from her contract.




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In August 2023, it was reported that Kairi Sane had come to terms with WWE and in November that year, she made her official return to the company. At WWE Crown Jewel, her friend Iyo Sky defended her WWE Women's Championship against Bianca Belair. She was at the weak end before Sane came out to make the save and help Sky retain the title. The following SmackDown, Sane joined Damage CTRL and so did fellow Japanese wrestler Asuka. Sane joined the group despite the fact that Bayley was there as well, the star who injured her. She teamed up with the fellow members of the group at Survivor Series: WarGames in the titular match. However, the team came up short against Charlotte Flair, Bianca Belair, Becky Lynch and Shotzi.


Kairi Sane Net Worth


As per various reports, Kairi Sane has a net worth of about $5 Million in 2023. Further, the former WWE Women's Tag Team Champion draws an annual salary of at least $250,000 from WWE. When talking of her fellow Damage CTRL members, as per the publicly available info, Bayley and Asuka draw $350,000 each. Dakota Kai earns at least $200,000 for her work while the figures for Iyo Sky reach around half-a-million dollars. However, all these figures might be subject to some conditions or other terms which fans are not aware of.


Sane's net worth can mostly be credited to her earnings from professional wrestling. However, she also earns handsome amount from merchandising and sponsorship. She has been an ambassador for WWE in Japan.


Filmography


YearTypeName
2011TelevisionZenigata Kintaro
2012TelevisionWaratte Iitomo!
2012MovieSūpu~Umarekawari no Monogatari
2012TelevisionGachigase
2013TelevisionSekai Fushigi Hakken
2014TelevisionNakai Masahiro no Mininaru Toshokan
2015TelevisionNaruhodo! Haisukūru


Kairi Sane Husband


On February 22, 2020, Kairi Sane announced that she had got married. Thus, it is known to fans that she is married but the identity of her husband is not officially revealed. However, speculations have always been there and a few reports have claimed that she is the wife of a man named Johnny Sane. Further, her fans have also speculated that this man is Kenta Kobayashi, the man speculated to be her ex-boyfriend. Kobayashi is better known by just as KENTA or as Hideo Itami. However, these are just speculations and any detail of Kairi Sane's actual husband is not known to fans.


Kairi Sane Parents


Kairi Sane has not been very public regarding her personal life. No detail of her mother and father is known to the general public including their names. There have been reports that her father is a businessman and her mother a housemaker, but there is no surety to that as well.


Kairi Sane Award and Accomplishments


PromotionChampionships won
New Japan Pro-WrestlingIWGP Women's Championship (1 time)
IWGP Women's Championship Tournament (2022)
World Wonder Ring StardomArtist of Stardom Championship (5 times) – with Kaori Yoneyama and Yuhi (1), Chelsea and Koguma (1), Io Shirai and Mayu Iwatani (1), Hiromi Mimura and Konami (1), and Natsupoi and Saori Anou (1)
Goddess of Stardom Championship (3 times) – with Natsumi Showzuki (1), Nanae Takahashi (1), and Yoko Bito (1)
Wonder of Stardom Championship (1 time)
World of Stardom Championship (1 time)
Goddesses of Stardom Tag League (2016) – with Yoko Bito
World of Stardom Championship Tournament (2015)
5 Star GP (2015)
WWENXT Women's Championship (1 time)
WWE Women's Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Asuka
Mae Young Classic (2017)
NXT Year-End Award (2 times)
Female Competitor of the Year (2018)
Overall Competitor of the Year (2018)
WWE Year-End Award (1 time)
Women's Tag Team of the Year (2019) – with Asuka

FAQs

Kairi Sane is billed at 155 cm (5 ft 1 in) in WWE.

Yes, Kairi Sane is married. She shared the news with fans on social media on February 22, 2020.

While Kairi Sane revealed that she is married, she did not tell to whom. However, reports speculate that she is married to a man named Johnny Sane.

Born on September 23, 1988, Kairi Sane is currently 35 years old.

Kairi Sane's real name is Kaori Housako.

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