WWE‘s Head of Creative Triple H made a statement on Saturday by introducing IYO Sky (Io Shirai), Bayley, and Dakota Kai.
After the opening fight, Becky Lynch is still the Raw Women’s Champion.
Vince McMahon, who was still in charge of creative at the time, originally rejected this pitched idea. Other pitched ideas included Raquel Rodriguez and Kay Lee Ray.
Kai had spent six years with WWE before being released in April. At the time, she told the company that she did not want to renew her contract and wanted to leave.
“You thought you’d seen the last of me, huh? It still feels like a whirlwind to me with everything that happened. It all happened so quickly too. To be talking with you guys right now is exciting. I can’t even express in words how much has happened since Saturday, it’s been insane and crazy.
A year’s worth of work, waiting and anticipation have come to fruition. Kai is excited to collaborate with Bayley and Sky.
WWE Star: Dakota Kai Released her new look
Besides confirming her new ring name to be King Kota, which she filed to trademark on May 9, Kai shared a few pics of her new look via Twitter. The former two-time NXT Women’s Tag Team Champion is now sporting a hairdo with a blend of pink, gray and black streaks, as opposed to the all-pink style she was last seen with.
Many wrestlers, fans and industry professionals have advocated for AEW to sign Kai as a wrestler to its women’s division. DDP believes Kai would be an asset to A’s roster, and so many other people share this opinion.
Kai was released from the WWE after reports of her contract expiring in April 2023. Another report suggests that the WWE no longer views her as a main roster talent after she tried out for dark matches in January.
On April 29, Stokely Hathaway debuted at the Double or Nothing pay-per-view, Steph De Lander will be appearing at a few indie events in the future and Parker Boudreaux is setting out to prove himself wrong. Others like Raelyn Divine, Draco Anthony, Vish Kanya and Blair Baldwin have not announced their future plans yet.
Dakota kai Husband and Partner released by WWE
With the release of a rumored text message between two professional wrestlers, #Nakamura had fans buzzing about her possible relationship with fellow wrestler, Nix Newmark.
The accomplice-in-crime was seen hanging around and visiting places whenever they got the opportunity, which sparked the claim that the crime was actually staged.
Dakota Kai, Malcolm Bivens, Harland (Parker Boudreaux), Persia Pirotta (Stephanie De Landre), Referee Blair Baldwin (Chloe Christmas), Vish Kanya (Sanjana George), Draco Anthony (Reginald Chase Crews), Kellie Morga (Mila Malani), and Jaylen Williams (Raelyn Divine) were among those let go.
Asuka became a fixture on NXT TV after destroying Rhea Ripley and Kavita Devi in the first round, before she was eliminated from the tournament at the semi-finals by eventual winner Kairi Sane. A few years later, Kai made the jump to being a heel.