Kaori Housako, better known by her ring name Kairi Saine, is a female Japanese professional wrestler, currently working with World Wrestling Entertainment on the Raw brand. She is currently the WWE Women’s Tag Team Champion with Asuka. She started her professional wrestling career in 2012 for the World Wonder Ring Stardom promotion, where she became a one-time World of Stardom Champion, three-time Goddess of Stardom Champion and a four-time Artist of Stardom Champion.
In WWE, Housako won the inaugural Mae Young Classic tournament and even bagged the NXT Women’s Championship once. The team of Saine and Asuka named “The Kabuki Warriors” won the Women’s Tag Team Championship from Bliss and Cross.
In 2016, Dave Meltzer and Wrestling Observer News Letter quoted Sane and her fellow Japanese workers Io Shirai and Mayu Iwatani as the “three of the best wrestlers in the world”.
Kaori Housako was born on September 23, 1988. She persuaded her graduation from Hosei University with a bachelor’s degree in Japanese literature. After graduation, she got involved in acting where she did some theater work. She later received her wrestling training from Fuka and joined World Wonder Ring Stardom.
Kaori Housako is unmarried and hasn’t revealed much about her personal things. She has a sister, who is elder to her.
Kaori Housako started her professional wrestling career in 2011 when she took her training with Stardom under the ring name Kairi Hujo. In 2012, Hujo started an alliance with Natsumi Showzuki, having two finishing seconds in the 2012 Goddesses of Stardom Tag League. Hujo bagged her first title by teaming up with Showzuki to win the Goddess of Stardom Championship.
Hujo devoted her six years from 2011 to 2017 to World Wonder Ring Stardom, where she became a one-time World of Stardom Champion, three-time Goddess of Stardom Champion and a four-time Artist of Stardom Champion. She has also won the 2015 5 Star GP and 2016 Goddesses of Stardom Tag League. Her contract was ended with Stardom in June 2017.
Housako signed a three-year contract with World Wrestling Entertainment in 2017 and changed her ring name from Hujo to Kairi Sane. Sane bagged the limelight after she won Mae Young Classic tournament and earned a shot at the vacant NXT Women’s Championship, however, she lost the match. In 2018, Sane defeated Bazsler to win the NXT Women’s Championship for the first time in her career. Sane lost the championship back to Baszler, ending her reign at 71 days.
Sane made WWE main roster debut in 2019 where Paige announced that she would be managing a newly formed women’s tag-team of Sane and Asuka named as “The Kabuki Warriors”. The duo won the Women’s Tag Team Championship from Bliss and Cross, and are current champions. As part of the 2019 Draft in mid-October, Asuka and Sane were both drafted to the Raw brand.
Ranked No. 10 of the top 50 female wrestlers in the PWI Female 50 in 2017 and 2018
Ranked No. 8 in the top 10 female wrestlers in 2018 — tied with Shayna Baszler
Sane is a four-time Artist of Stardom Champion with Kaori Yoneyama and Yuhi (1), Chelsea and Koguma (1), Io Shirai and Mayu Iwatani (1), and Hiromi Mimura and Konami (1)Sane is a three-time Goddess of Stardom Champion with Natsumi Showzuki (1), Nanae Takahashi (1), and Yoko Bito (1)
Sane is a one-time Wonder of Stardom Champion
Sane is a one-time World of Stardom Champion
Sane won World of Stardom Championship tournament (2015)
Sane won 5★Star GP (2015)
Sane won Goddesses of Stardom Tag League (2016) with Yoko Bito
Sane is a one-time NXT Women’s Champion
Sane is a one-time WWE Women’s Tag Team Champion ( current) with Asuka
Sane won Mae Young Classic (2017)
Sane won NXT Year-End Award (2 times)
Female Competitor of the Year (2018)
Overall Competitor of the Year (2018)
Sane won WWE Year-End Award for Women’s Tag Team of the Year (2019) with Asuka
HEIGHT: 155 cm
WEIGHT: 52 kg = 115 lbs
EYE COLOR: Dark Brown
HAIR COLOR: Blonde
Full Name: Kaori Hosako
Age: 31 years
Date of Birth: December 25, 1984
Hometown: Plovdiv, People’s Republic of Bulgaria
School: Hosei University
Favorite wrestler: Kharma and Trish Stratus
Favorite actor: Will Smith
Favorite actress: Angelina Jolie
Hobbies: Wrestling, gyming, watching movies, shopping
Favorite Food: Grilled Chicken, Steak
Dream Holiday Destination: Unknown
Favorite Color: Black and Red
$1 Million estimated
In 2019, WWE On FOX made a controversial comment on its Raw’s promotional photo posted on Twitter. They Made A Bad “People Of Color” Tweet On Kairi Sane in a response to a fan asking “Where are the people of color?”.
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