Consider it the ripple effect. One of the biggest surprise stories of the year saw Becky Lynch vacate the Raw Women’s Title due to announcing her pregnancy. The announcement changed everything about the Raw women’s division at once, including giving us a new champion in the form of Asuka. That might make things a bit more complicated and it turns out that there is another change taking place.
Lynch has been the face of the women’s division and one of the faces of WWE for a long time now. As a result, her doing something is going to cause a lot of changes around her. That is the case with her this time around as well, as her departure seems to have turned Asuka face in the process. Asuka isn’t alone though, and it begs the question of what happens to her partner.
According to Wrestlingnews.co, Asuka’s Kabuki Warriors partner Kairi Sane has been turned face along with Asuka. WWE is not interested in splitting the team up and since Asuka was turned, Sane was turned as well. However, there is also the chance that the change could be reversed, as Sane is said to be a face until “Vince changes his mind.” There is no word on how often Sane and Asuka will team together now that Asuka is a singles champion.
Sane has quite the career of her own. Check out some of her great solo moments:
Opinion: This is something that they had to do as Asuka has gone from a pretty big name to the face of the division. Sane is going to get a boost by association, which is kind of a shame as she could be a big star on her own without Asuka. That seemed to be the case down in NXT where Sane won the Women’s Title with no help from Asuka whatsoever. I’m not sure if that is going to work on the main roster, but it is certainly a possibility.
What kind of a future does Sane have? Will she ever be Women’s Champion? Let us know in the comments below.
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