The winner of the “Mae Young Classic,” Kairi Sane, recently spoke with Bleacher Report and discussed a number of topics. Among them was the language barrier that she has in the United States, competing at “NXT Takeove: Houston” and more.

Below are some highlights from the interview:

On competing in the “Mae Young Classic:”

“I was the smallest among those 32 competitors,” she said. “But I learned what’s important is to believe in myself. And challenges are always accepted.

“If you don’t give up your dreams, everyone has a chance. Always.”

Kairi Sane vs. Shayna Baszler - Tournament Final: Mae Young Classic Finale, Sept. 12, 2017

On the language barrier in the United States:

“Carrying on conversations is very difficult,” she said. “I can’t convey what I want to in English very well. It’s hard to understand what’s being said to me.”

“In wrestling, I find that feelings are more important than words,” Sane explained. “What is important is what’s in your heart and I can convey that in wrestling. I felt that throughout the Mae Young tournament. It’s the spirit I have felt.”

On competing for the NXT Women’s Championship:

“After the tournament, I was told of this chance to go to Houston,” Sane said. “It was a surprise. It was such a nice surprise. I have to reset my mind now. One thing is over, and I have to focus on training for the next.”

They also discuss her future in the company and more.

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