What’s the story?
Kairi Sane competed at NXT Takeover: WarGames and debuted a new theme song before her championship bout.
In case you didn’t know...
Sane spent most of her career working in Stardom under the name “Kairi Hojo.” She signed with WWE in 2016 and would go on to win the inaugural Mae Young Classic after defeating Shayna Baszler in the finals.
Sane winning the Mae Young Classic earned her the right to fight for the vacant NXT Women’s Championship in a fatal 4-way match between Nikki Cross, Peyton Royce and Ember Moon.
The heart of the matter
Sane used the “Last Voyage” music when she debuted during the Mae Young Classic. As the name suggests, it sounds similar to music you would hear in a movie or TV show about pirates with string and woodwind instruments dominating the song.
Her second theme was similar to her previous one and shared the emphasis on woodwind and string instruments, but was more upbeat and had a more “adventurous tone.” This was the song most fans recognized during the finals of the Mae Young Classic.
Her new song also featured mostly string and woodwind instruments but with a choir singing some of the melodies during what seemed like the chorus. It also fit her theme as The Pirate Princess and sounds similar to most pirate-esque music heard in movies and television.
Despite winning the Mae Young Classic months ago, Sane didn’t get continue her momentum and lost the vacant NXT Women’s Championship to Moon.
Whatever’s in store for Sane following her match at NXT Takeover: War Games will play out on NXT over the next two months as they build to NXT Takeover: Philadelphia next year.
Sane’s new theme song was similar to her old themes but different enough to stand out more than the others did. It might not get fans singing along like they did to Bobby Roode and Shinsuke Nakamura’s themes, but it sounds good.
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