Dakota Kai Talks About NXT Takeover: Vengence Day, Post-Match Conversation With Triple H

“The Captain of Team Kick” Dakota Kai recently interviewed with WrestlingInc.Com, and spoke about her current NXT run, alongside Raquel Gonzalez. Kai and Gonzalez recently won the first ever Women’s Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic, defeating the teams of Aliyah and Jessa Kamea, Kayden Carter and Kacey Catanzero, and finallly, Shotzi Blackheart with Ember Moon. Dakota spoke about the tournament, saying:

“I think anyone involved in that tournament was super grateful and overwhelmed. It was such an emotional thing when it was announced for us. It’s another check in the box for the women’s evolution movement that happened. It meant a lot to everyone involved. I know a lot of the girls in the locker room right now weren’t necessarily involved with Dusty because unfortunately he passed before we could interact with them. But we only hear positive things. His spirit is very much kept alive.”

Dakota also talked about a few words she received from the head man of NXT, Triple H, after the match at NXT Takeover: Vengeance Day. Kai gave some insight into what “The King of Kings” had to say, stating:

“They told us we set the pace for the whole show, which means a lot. [Triple H] also pulled Raquel and I aside after the match was finished and told us something that meant a lot to both of us. He told us, ‘Dusty would have been proud of us tonight.’ That was very heart-warming and meant a lot to us that he said that.”

Kai also took time to talk up her current tag team partner, Raquel Gonzalez, who she joined forces with at last years NXT Takeover: Portland. When speaking about the combination the pair brings to the table, Dakota told Wrestling Inc:

“Everything came full circle. Her and my dynamic is also what sets us apart from other teams. You have her the ultimate powerhouse. And me who uses my strikes and speed. We really compliment each other well. That juxtaposition of styles has only worked in our favor. I think over the past year while we’ve had each other’s back and been there for each other with our storylines and goals like when I went after Io [Shirai], War Games and her last [woman] standing match with Rhea, which was awesome. We’ve both been there for each other.”

(H/T and transcribed by 411 Mania)