Dakota Kai ‘Feels 100% Safe’ In WWE Amid Positive COVID Tests
Photo Credit: WrestleZone, Dakota Kai at NXT ‘Takeover: Chicago’ 2018
Speaking with Newsweek, Dakota Kai recently chatted about her new attitude and how it has afforded her a rise up the NXT ladder. Even though Dakota thinks it was predictable, it still worked to her advantage and got her name out there.
A lot of people saw it coming. They were like, “oh heel turn incoming!” but the way that it happened and the way we went about it was a shock to a lot of people. So you guys can call that, but how it happens is its own work of art.
When asked where her dark side comes from considering her sweet personality, Dakota recalls her time before NXT.
Maybe I did a bit of heel work on a couple of shows for MCW in Melbourne, but when they put forth the idea I knew it wasn’t in my element and it was going to be a challenge. I kinda rose to that, and I love that. I love when things are fresh and I have new things to play with. When it happened it was cool and I rode that for a bit, but with the addition of Raquel [Gonzalez] it took it to a whole new level. And we get to play with a lot of really cool ideas. Shawn Michaels literally compared us to himself and Diesel. And you know, I’m going to take that and run with it.
Newsweek also asked Dakota if she felt safe working in WWE despite their practices surrounding COVID-19 and the global pandemic. She said she had faith in her employer:
I feel safe. The situation has evolved right now. All the talent and personnel on-site needed for the tapings are tested before each round. With that and social distancing and cleaning the ring after every performance, I feel 100 percent safe.