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Dakota Kai: Bio
If you’ve seen a woman kick her opponent so hard that chirping cartoon birds pop out at any point over the last 10 years, there’s a good chance it was New Zealand’s Dakota Kai doing the kicking.
A former high school track-and-field standout, Kai claims to be your ordinary girl next door, but we’ve yet to live next to someone who can jack jaws the way Kai does. The kick-happy Kiwi perfected her striking ability on the international independent scene for years, competing from Australasia to Japan, before joining the WWE Performance Center in 2017.
Kai’s introduction to the WWE Universe came months later, during the inaugural Mae Young Classic, where The Captain of Team Kick stomped her way to the Quarterfinals before being ousted by eventual tournament winner Kairi Sane. Now a member of the NXT roster, Kai looks to build upon her already-impressive resume, one kick at a time.