Immediately after wrestling her final NXT match at Full Sail University, Kairi Sane got emotional backstage discussing her impending call-up with best friend Xia Li.
The interaction was filmed for the WWE Performance Center YouTube channel and shows Kairi saying goodbye to Io Shirai before a tearful Xia approaches.
Li and Sane then hug it out with tears in their eyes as Xia promises to become NXT Women’s champ to show her friend she can do it.
The two wrestlers then go outside to talk about their friendship and how they bonded over being alone in a new country, even if they didn’t speak the same language.
Sane’s main roster call-up was made official this week when she debuted alongside Paige and Asuka.
Watch the emotional video below.