Dakota Kai Comments On Her “Scary Heel Turn”, Missing The Fans


NXT Superstar Dakota Kai had an interview with STUFF magazine where she talked about her “scary heel turn” and how much she misses the fans (in attendance).


What her friends back at home think of her character:

“I find it hard to think of myself in that light. Even my friends from back home, it’s very, very strange to see their perspective of me. Just being like, ‘Wow, that’s crazy you do that. I remember going to high school with you’. I get a lot of those.”

Why she felt her heel turn was scary:

“It was scary because it’s something out of my comfort zone. But I really love challenges. I love being offered something different. And it was such a breath of fresh air from what I was doing in NXT, too. So I love it. I do still get a bit nervous in terms of whether or not I’m doing things right with my character, but I love it because it offers so many cool new challenges for me.”

How the COVID-19 pandemic changed the way WWE does live events:

“It’s obviously such a change of pace to what we were doing before. To give you a blueprint of how we used to run events, we would film TV live every Wednesday. And then every second weekend we would travel out of state to do four live shows each night, four nights in a row. Obviously, we’re not doing that right now. So it’s very, very weird. So we’re filming two episodes every second Wednesday. And that’s pretty much all we’re doing.”

On missing the fans during events:

“It is so weird and it really makes you realize how much you miss that environment and how much the fans really are a part of everything we do. Because the fans and their reactions, they make the moments for us in the ring. I really miss having fans. But we still have our TV audience. We have hundreds of thousands of people watching us so, at the end of the day, they are our priority.”

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