Kairi Sane is still under contract with WWE for at least a little bit longer.
In the latest edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Meltzer reported that Sane's contract with WWE is set to expire in February. Meltzer had written last month that Sane's deal already expired.
"Kairi Sane publicly gave the impression she was not going to renew her WWE deal. She had stopped wrestling for WWE because she wanted to move back to Japan. She remained under contract with the promotion to work as an ambassador in the Japanese market, which also kept her from wrestling. If you recall [last year] Stardom attempted to work with WWE to get her to work the Budokan Hall show but WWE wouldn’t allow it," Meltzer wrote.
"Her deal expires next month. She could if she wanted to wrestle in Japan and if the travel situation improves she could work for AEW where she’d be a great fit coming in for specific shows and times while still living in Japan."
The 33-year-old Sane hasn't wrestled since facing Bayley on an episode of Raw in July 2020. Sane, who had gotten married in February 2020, then returned to Japan.
Sane recently opened a fitness gym in Japan.