After her contract expires, Japanese wrestler Sarray is reportedly leaving WWE NXT. Tokyo Sports broke the news first on Wednesday night. The pandemic postponed Sarray's official debut, despite her joining WWE in February 2020 and her announcement in February.
She made her TV debut in April 2021, but finding a consistent creative direction took months. The "beginning of the end" for Sarray, according to a report by Fightful Select, came in early 2022 when several of her biggest backers were fired, including William Regal.
By last spring, it had become clear that she would not be staying with the business long due to a lack of creative direction. Sarray participated in an NXT UK taping in June and seemed prepared for a Women's Championship match against Meiko Satomura.
However, those plans were abandoned due to the brand's closure. Sarray lost to Mandy Rose in her final match on the NXT episode airing on August 8. She hasn't been seen at the Performance Center in "ages" now, and anyone who has asked what's happened to her hasn't heard back.
Additionally, it was claimed that she received "outright bad" creative pitches, which undoubtedly contributed to her decision to leave. Saray was said to have taken great pride in helping Tiffany Stratton and thought highly of another up-and-coming talent despite their apparent falling out.
Sarray Booked for Tokyo Show After WWE NXT Exit
Additionally, according to Tokyo Sports, Sarray will make a comeback on May 16 at a "Saree-ISM" show at Shinjuku FACE in Tokyo after already booking performances elsewhere.
Next week, she'll likely attend a press conference to discuss her trip back to Japan. Sarray's departure from WWE comes amid other people leaving the company, including Bray Wyatt, Braun Strowman, and Aleister Black. The business reportedly cut back on live events and talent costs as it tightened its budget.
The company's women's division has suffered a significant loss with the departure of Sarray, who was regarded as a rising star. Sarray's departure from WWE NXT has been made official, and rumors suggest that it was brought on by a lack of creative direction and the release of her most ardent backers.
She played her last match in August 2021, and nobody has seen her at the Performance Center since then. However, she will return to the ring in May 2023, as she has already secured performances elsewhere.