Kairi Sane reportedly suffered a concussion after taking several bad bumps during the Women’s Tag Team Championship match this past Sunday at WWE TLC. Becky Lynch had rolled The Pirate Princess under the ring to protect her from action for the remaining part of the title defense.
Sane accompanied Asuka to the stage but didn’t walk down to the ring for her partner’s singles match against debutant Deonna Purrazzo.
PWInsider reports that WWE deliberately kept Sane out of the ring as a precautionary measure.
“Although Kairi Sane stated she was fine yesterday at the Raw taping, WWE chose to hold her out as a precaution due to concussion concerns”
WWE recorded the December 23rd episode of RAW this week in Des Moines, Iowa, and Sane didn’t wrestle on the pre-Christmas show either.
Let’s hope Sane will be able to compete on the final RAW of the decade on December 30th.
Besides Purrazzo, another NXT star debuted during the pre-Christmas edition of RAW – she’s none other than ex-TNA talent Chelsea Green.
Both Purrazzo and Green lost to Asuka and Charlotte Flair respectively. Neither match made sense and were nothing but fillers. It is to be noted that the debutants shared the same theme, hinting at a potential tag team alliance down the line.
On Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer noted that none of the NXT stars were actually called-up; in fact, WWE simply needed wrestlers who could lose to The Empress and The Queen.
“My impression is that this is not a call-up that they just needed people to lose. You know just to give people wins. That’s just what it is.”
Hopefully, WWE will announce a couple of surprise main roster call-ups early next month to hype the build for the first big pay-per of the new year, Royal Rumble.