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KAIRI returns to action at Stardom's World Climax The Best

The former Kairi Sane in WWE had her first match since July 2020.
KAIRI | Stardom

The former Kairi Sane in WWE -- now going by KAIRI -- returned to in-ring action for the first time since July 2020 at Stardom's World Climax The Best earlier today in Tokyo, Japan.

KAIRI and Mayu Iwatani picked up a tag team victory over Tam Nakano and Unagi Sayaka after a signature KAIRI elbow drop and an Iwatani moonsault.

She will have her first singles match tomorrow against Starlight Kid for Stardom.

This was KAIRI's first match for Stardom since 2017, a promotion where she had held multiple titles wrestling as Kairi Hojo. She was there from 2012 through 2017 before signing with WWE.

Her return to Stardom and new name was announced in mid-February after her contract expired last month.

She returned to Japan in July 2020 to be with her husband during the pandemic and worked for WWE as an ambassador. Prior to that, she was a standout in both NXT and the WWE main roster, holding the NXT Women's title and the then-WWE Women's Tag Team titles once with Asuka.