Earlier today, PWInsider reported that Kairi Sane was “tentatively” scheduled for the 12/26 Madison Square Garden show. Sane was scheduled to team with Asuka and defend the Women’s Tag Team Championship in a steel cage match against Charlotte Flair and Becky Lynch.
Plans have changed. WWE sent word to the arenas that Sane will not be at any live events for the rest of the year because they want to be cautious instead of rushing her back into the ring.
As previously noted, Sane was knocked out at the WWE TLC pay-per-view on Sunday night and although WWE is not commenting on her medical status, the word going around backstage at Raw was that she suffered a concussion. Some people believe it was a minor concussion but she has a history of concussions so it makes more sense to take extra caution.
Either way, even if she is able to wrestle on 12/26, she will not be wrestling on any shows for the rest of 2019. I’m told that Sane was getting tons of praise backstage at Raw for her toughness and if there was any heat, it was being placed on the referees and people backstage for not pulling her out of the match sooner. Lynch was being praised for communicating with Sane and calling audibles to keep Sane from taking more bumps.
I am told that steps will be taken to make sure nothing like what happened on Sunday night will ever happen again.