Dakota Kai Discusses NXT’s Competition With AEW And Her Heel Turn
Photo Credit: WrestleZone, Dakota Kai at NXT ‘Takeover: Chicago’ 2018
Dakota Kai recently spoke with Steven Muehlhausen of Sporting News and Muehlhausen shared the following highlight with WrestleZone, in which Kai shares her thoughts on how NXT’s competition with AEW Dynamite benefits wrestling overall.
Kai: “One hundred percent. That’s the essence of competition. If there is something else out there that’s also bringing a great product, you want to elevate your own. That’s just how it would work. So honestly, I think it’s so good for the wrestling business. I wish a lot of people online would see that. The online community is small compared to those that watch it at home. I really wish that people would just be happy with both and not get into such heated debates about either. Wrestling is for everyone. It’s great for wrestling in general that there is competition out there; otherwise , how is anything going to be elevated in general? I love it. I just wish that people online would also see it that way and not take it so personal.”
In the interview, Kai also discussed the benefits of her heel turn. “‘It’s been a challenge, and it’s been such a cool creative outlet, and even with the addition of Raquel, it’s taken my character in the development of both of us really to a whole new level because she’s so fun to play off of,” said Kai via Muehlhausen. “‘It’s just been creatively freeing to be able to experiment with the look and how I should be and my in-ring style. It’s been creatively fulfilling.'”
The full interview is available at this link.