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Former WWE Superstar RETURNS at Crown Jewel 2023

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In a surprising turn of events at WWE Crown Jewel 2023, the wrestling world witnessed the unexpected return of a former WWE superstar.

The event, which took place in Riyadh, was already brimming with anticipation, but what transpired during the WWE Women’s Championship match added a layer of intrigue that few could have predicted.

Kairi Sane’s Shocking Return to WWE

During the intense championship match between IYO SKY and Bianca Belair, it appeared that Belair, the challenger, was on the verge of reclaiming her title. She had managed to resist interference from Damage CTRL’s Bayley, and many believed she was moments away from victory. However, in a twist that left fans and commentators alike in disbelief, Kairi Sane, the former NXT Women’s Champion and WWE Women’s Tag Team Champion, emerged from the crowd.

Prior to Crown Jewel, there were whispers that Sane had been added back to WWE’s internal roster. Speculation was rife that her television comeback might coincide with the Crown Jewel event. As it turned out, these rumours were spot on.

Sane made her presence felt by attacking Belair, propelling her into the ring post. This intervention paved the way for IYO SKY to execute her signature move, the Over-The-Moon-sault, ensuring she retained her title.

Post-match, Sane didn’t stop at just disrupting the match. She delivered her renowned flying elbow drop from the top rope onto Belair and subsequently raised SKY’s hand in a triumphant gesture. This act left many puzzled, including Bayley, who seemed completely unaware of Sane’s planned appearance. It’s worth noting that during Sane’s last appearance on WWE TV, she was assaulted by Bayley back in 2020.

The Aftermath and What’s Next

The return of Kairi Sane has undoubtedly shaken up the landscape of the #SmackDown Women’s Division. Fans and analysts will be keenly watching the developments on SmackDown on November 10, where further details on this storyline are expected to unfold.

Moreover, with Sane’s re-signing with WWE now confirmed, the wrestling community will be eager to see what’s next for her.

FAQ

  • Who returned at WWE Crown Jewel 2023?
    • Kairi Sane, the former NXT Women’s Champion and WWE Women’s Tag Team Champion, made a surprising return.
  • What did Kairi Sane do upon her return?
    • She interfered in the WWE Women’s Championship match between IYO SKY and Bianca Belair, attacking Belair and aiding SKY in retaining her title.
  • Was her return anticipated?
    • There were rumours prior to Crown Jewel that Sane had been added back to WWE’s internal roster and might make a comeback during the event.
  • What’s significant about Kairi Sane’s previous WWE appearance?
    • In her last WWE TV appearance, Kairi Sane was attacked by Bayley in 2020.
  • Where can fans expect more updates on this storyline?
    • Further developments are expected to be revealed on SmackDown on November 10.
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