In significant WWE news, Stardom talent Kairi, formerly known as Kairi Sane, appears to be on the brink of a major comeback to WWE. The pro-wrestling community has been buzzing since reliable source, WrestleVotes, revealed that Sane’s name was recently spotted on the internal talent roster, setting her return to the company in motion.
Kairi had unfortunately concluded her tenure with WWE in October but was speculated to have inked a new contract by August, creating the possibility of her exciting early return. Though rumors had surrounded her status for months, the definitive proof that Kairi Sane is on WWE’s roster sparked further anticipation for her imminent in-ring comeback.
In other WWE-related news, FOX CEO Lachlan Murdoch disclosed the reasons why FOX chose not to renew their TV deal for WWE’s SmackDown during a recent earnings call. According to Murdoch, their decision was based on failing to meet advertising targets in line with WWE’s audience. This discrepancy made the return on investment fall below the acceptable level, leading FOX to part ways with WWE.
While it was a difficult decision to make, Murdoch admitted the retransmission revenue didn’t justify continuing their partnership and congratulated WWE as they signed a new contract with NBC Universal for SmackDown’s return to the USA Network in 2024.
On the injury front, Liv Morgan, who has been absent from WWE due to a right shoulder injury since July, is reportedly heading back to Birmingham, Alabama, for a further medical assessment. Affirmations came from the well-respected wrestling journalist Mike Johnson of PWInsider. Johnson’s WWE source revealed that although Morgan is gradually healing, there is currently no return date established for her in-ring comeback.
This flurry of updates surrounding WWE roster, broadcast deals and injury statuses add to the unfolding drama of professional wrestling, keeping fans and enthusiasts on their toes. As these stories progress, wrestling enthusiasts around the globe wait with bated breath, eager to see how they shape the future of the business.