-

KAIRI becomes the inaugural IWGP Women’s champion

KAIRI, the former WWE star known as Kairi Sane, became the first IWGP Women’s champion after she defeated Mayu Iwantani in the main event of NJPW x STARDOM: Historic X-Over show held at the Ariake Arena in Tokyo, Japan.

The pirate princess won the match with her Insane Elbow finishing move after a 25-minute match. The match was the final of a tournament which started on October 2.

KAIRI, who received a first-round bye, defeated Jazzy Gabert in the semi final match while Iwatani went through Mono Watanabe in the first round and Utami Hayashishita in the semi final.

The former NXT Women’s champion left WWE in 2020 and assumed an ambassadorial role for WWE in Japan after she wanted to return home. Her contract with WWE expired late last year and in February of this year, she returned to STARDOM.


Discover more from Wrestling-Online.com

Subscribe to get the latest posts sent to your email.

Colin Vassallo
Colin Vassallohttps://www.wrestling-online.com
Colin Vassallo has been editor of Wrestling-Online since 1996. He is born and raised in Malta, follows professional wrestling and MMA, loves to travel, and is a big Apple fan!

Stories you might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you

LATEST NEWS

Natalya signs new multi-year deal with WWE

PWInsider.com is reporting that Natalya has signed a new multi-year deal with WWE as she came mighty close to...

FTR return on AEW TV after a month out

FTR returned to AEW television last night during Collision, coming to the aid of Tommy Billington, the nephew of...

Willow Nightingale wins the CMLL Women’s title at Fantastica Mania

Former TBS champion Willow Nightingale has another title to carry after yesterday she won the vacant CMLL Women's title...

Discover more from Wrestling-Online.com

Subscribe now to keep reading and get access to the full archive.

Continue reading