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 claimed to be your ordinary girl next door for some time, 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.
Kai appeared primed to compete in the first-ever Women's WarGames Match, but she made jaws drop when she suddenly attacked her supposed best friend, Tegan Nox, savagely targeted her surgically repaired knee and sparked a heated new rivalry.
After forming a deadly partnership with Raquel Gonzalez, Kai became one of the first-ever NXT Women's Tag Team Champions. Perhaps growing jealous of her partner winning the NXT Women's Title, however, Kai proclaimed to Gonzalez that "you will be champion as long as I have your back." Seconds later, Kai blindsided her supposed friend with a vicious kick to the jaw, seemingly severing their friendship.
Now that she is once again flying solo, Kai looks to build upon her already-impressive resume, one kick at a time.