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Undoubtedly one of the most pointless call-ups ever. Five goddamn months and she's had about 15 minutes of ring time.

I'm just holding out hope that an NXT return is imminent. That division could use Kairi and it's not like main roster viewers would even notice. I'd be doubly pleased if Asuka goes too, although I suspect Vince wants to keep her around as Charlotte's personal jobber.
 

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Except it's not :angle
She comes to the ring dressed as a pirate holding a steering wheel to a boat even though there’s no boat. This gimmick would be god awful in the early 90’s, let alone 2019.
 

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She comes to the ring dressed as a pirate holding a steering wheel to a boat even though there’s no boat. This gimmick would be god awful in the early 90’s, let alone 2019.
She comes from a different place than your all-American mean muggin' tough guy realm or Stone Colds and Brock Lesnars, utvolzac.
 

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She comes from a different place than your all-American mean muggin' tough guy realm or Stone Colds and Brock Lesnars, utvolzac.
Really? Are there a lot of pirates walking around the streets of Japan.

Pretty sure someone pretending to be a pirate would be just as silly in other cultures as well, it’s not exclusive to Americans.
 

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lol !! I hope shes smart enough to don't resign.
 

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THE MAN has come around to collect her debts.
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It's a fucking shame. They can easily have Asuka turn on Kairi, let Kairi vs Asuka be a 2month bloody feud, let them put on a MOTYC, give Asuka the win and build her back up. In the meantime you have Kairi established, she can fight her way up again starting from the bottom, by that time Asuka is champion and Kairi can dethrone her.

Kairi is one of the best wrestlers in the company, male or female. She is now the best pure babyface in the company also. They could tell tons of stories with her and people will eat it up, she's ADORABLE. AND SHE'S AN INCREDIBLE WRESTLER.
It really is a shame. I love Kairi Sane. I don't understand why they can't just give Asuka an advocate and turn her heel if English is such a problem. Have her scream in Japanese like Io Shirai and have the advocate translate. They could have fun with it and play off of Japanese culture with her advocate being a type of samurai master or sensei who gets her head back in the game. Kill Bill style. You can even change her face paint. You then have her feud with Kairi Sane for a couple months as you said and re-establish her as one of the top women in the division. Have her destroy every woman outside of the 4HW. You then have her get her win back against Charlotte. Then when the time comes, give us the money feud in Becky vs Asuka. Done the right way this time. The story is already there after what went down at the Rumble.

In all this, Kairi Sane would be creeping her way back up the division as the adorable underdog and people would fall in love with her guaranteed. Eventually she then wins the women's main event gold. I mean I love the 4HW, but WWE puts WAY too much attention on them. They need to start building up other women. And I say that as someone who never wants Becky's push to end.
 

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It really is a shame. I love Kairi Sane. I don't understand why they can't just give Asuka an advocate and turn her heel if English is such a problem. Have her scream in Japanese like Io Shirai and have the advocate translate. They could have fun with it and play off of Japanese culture with her advocate being a type of samurai master or sensei. You can even change her face paint. You then have her feud with Kairi Sane for a couple months as you said and re-establish her as one of the top women in the division. Have her destroy every woman outside of the 4HW. You then have her get her win back against Charlotte. Then when the time comes, give us the money feud in Becky vs Asuka.

Kairi Sane will be creeping her way back up the division as the adorable underdog.
The simple answer is because they don't want to do it, and you can guess why. There's a very easy explanation why she's repeatedly denied opportunities in this company and it isn't her English. Brock Lesnar speaks fluent English and because he's not good at it, he never says a god damn word. Nothing. He might say one sentence per year. Asuka has gotten more mic time than he has, hilariously enough. Heyman does it all for him, so this is just them finding an excuse not to do it that sounds believable as a cover for the real reason.

It's a miracle she's even accomplished as much as she has in WWE. There isn't another wrestler alive that could have achieved even what she has, if they had the same circumstances as her. I am CONVINCED of it.
 

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The simple answer is because they don't want to do it, and you can guess why. There's a very easy explanation why she's repeatedly denied opportunities in this company and it isn't her English. Brock Lesnar speaks fluent English and because he's not good at it, he never says a god damn word. Nothing. He might say one sentence per year. Asuka has gotten more mic time than he has, hilariously enough. Heyman does it all for him, so this is just them finding an excuse not to do it that sounds believable as a cover for the real reason.

It's a miracle she's even accomplished as much as she has in WWE. There isn't another wrestler alive that could have achieved even what she has, if they had the same circumstances as her. I am CONVINCED of it.
They just refuse to do anything remotely creative in this company. If they booked Asuka in the way I just laid out, she would have a resurgence that would probably surpass Becky. Especially if they give her cinematic type Kill Bill vibed promos. Everyone loves cool samurai/ninja type shit, especially if it's coming from a woman as devastating in striking ability as Asuka is. It would be too perfect. People would appreciate the honoring of Japanese culture and see it as fresh. There are so many cool things that they can do with her. It must suck as an Asuka fan.

And it really is funny how Lesnar never speaks despite knowing perfect English. The discrimination in this company knows no end.
 

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Be thankful it's not the 90s, or even early 00s. Vince would have her out there in a kimono eating a bowl of rice on the way out to the ring.

'Well that's what those people do isn't it?' :vince :vince2 :vince3
 

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She should go back to NXT. With 2 hours a week to fill they'll need all the help they can get.
It be a lot better then what she's doing now, you can get that Io vs Kairi feud and she can be at least used to her potential. Even though her run in NXT wasn't that great either but at least she was used. Such a shame her main roster run has been such a flop, as I think Kairi has potential to be a top star. But I can't say I'm shocked at all. I'm surprised they haven't turned her into a comedy character by now.

You will have some on here that will defend WWE through thick and thin, but I say this nonetheless. Would the booking of Japanese stars in WWE not scare away potential new signings from there. If I was a Joshi star from say Stardom and see the way they gone about booking the likes of Kairi, if it's all about the money and not about creative then yeah I suppose it's a no brainer. But if it's about creative and getting better at their craft, WWE wouldn't be the place to go.

Look at how the Joshi stars are featured on AEW PPV's so far, at least they get featured in good spots.
 

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I hated seeing her called up because it was obvious this would happen and was even more frustrating because she still had plenty left to do in NXT. This has been a issue for years. They call up talent from NXT with no creative direction and it's killing them on arrival.
Even in NXT, I never got that they were that behind Kairi. I know they gave her the first MYC, but that was built around making Shayna look bad ass more then making Kairi. Even her title win in NXT was a afterthought and she lost it straight away and it was all about building Shayna again. Kairi's run in WWE has been such a afterthought, it's kind of like they know she's liked and I'm sure she's liked by the likes of HHH and stuff, who could hate Kairi. But I never got they fully believed in Kairi as a big star.

I'm sure for Kairi it's about making as much money as she can. Same as Asuka for me, a lot of her fan's get upset about her booking but she seems happy enough to do her own thing. It could be a case of like Finn Balor, their days in Japan were them doing their art and their WWE's run is about making the big bucks.
 

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Kairi is an incredible wrestler. Enjoyed a lot of her matches, even the ones against 'Crowd Killer' - Shayna.... It's a shame to see Kairi not being used on TV.

However.......I think they will build Kairi up towards the end of the year in time for the Wrestlemania run, where she will do something Piratey' during her entrance with that ship that is in the Stadium.

She'll be ok, It's Asuka's long term future I am concerned about.
 

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Hey look, another one of those NXT call ups who the company has no plans for. Or to push. Lost count of all the NXT stars this company is not pushing. Kairi is going nowhere on the main roster. Can't speak English therefore can't connect with the crowd. She is doomed to fail. Stop wishing for something good to happen to her. Same thing for Asuka.
 

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Hey look, another one of those NXT call ups who the company has no plans for. Or to push. Lost count of all the NXT stars this company is not pushing. Kairi is going nowhere on the main roster. Can't speak English therefore can't connect with the crowd. She is doomed to fail. Stop wishing for something good to happen to her. Same thing for Asuka.
I will never stop wishing for good to happen to either of those women because they need and deserve the support from their fans even when times are tough.

Actually, especially when times are tough for them.
 

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I will never stop wishing for good to happen to either of those women because they need and deserve the support from their fans even when times are tough.

Actually, especially when times are tough for them.
I just don't think any Joshi wrestler will ever get to the top of WWE as the top 3 female star. No matter how great they are in the ring or look. Even if they spoke great English. Becky was that one in a lifetime talent got over that WWE had to push, even though it was clear the morons in the back didn't like her accent or look. It could happen again, but they will always go for the blonde with a nice body.

Haters Don't throw Bayley or Sasha at me, they've been up and down the card it's not even funny.
 

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The way I see it, the WWE seem to cycle out talents for programs at a time. There ain't enough time to feature all of these talents. I would hope that they're saving her for some future storylines. Use the valuable talents when you have something for them.
 

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I just don't think any Joshi wrestler will ever get to the top of WWE as the top 3 female star. No matter how great they are in the ring or look. Even if they spoke great English. Becky was that one in a lifetime talent got over that WWE had to push, even though it was clear the morons in the back didn't like her accent or look. It could happen again, but they will always go for the blonde with a nice body.

Haters Don't throw Bayley or Sasha at me, they've been up and down the card it's not even funny.
At this point I'm not even asking for that. If they never became the most mass-marketed ladies on the roster, well then no surprise. I just want them on TV. Anything is better than doing nothing at all. You're not even going to put these ladies on TV so I can see them wrestle.

If you just got to throw them on Main Event with Dana Brooke for goodness sakes, at least I know they're still alive. Silence is death in this business.
 
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