At NXT TakeOver: Vengeance Day, Dakota Kai and Raquel Gonzalez made history when they won the inaugural women’s Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic Tournament.
Speaking with Ryan Satin of FOX Sports, Dakota opened up about making history and why she would have preferred to have her match in front of a traditional NXT crowd.
She began, “I feel like it still hasn’t really sunk in yet. I’ve done a few interviews so far, but every time I say it, it just feels weird. I understand that it happened, but it just hasn’t really set in.
“I was talking to Raquel earlier today. At the end of that match, when we finally got to breathe a little bit because that whole day was crazy and stepping up onto the podium with Regal and the millions and millions of streamers — so much confetti — I feel like, at that point, it finally sort’ve sunk in. We had a moment where we looked at each other, and gosh, it was crazy. I think I’m still trying to absorb everything that happened, but [I’m] absolutely grateful and so, so thankful for that opportunity. Especially to work with Raquel to achieve that goal.”
Regarding where she would like to have the match take place, Dakota said WrestleMania would be the best place but there’s nothing like performing in front of a proper NXT crowd.
“Yeah, WrestleMania! You know I would never turn down a WrestleMania moment. I think that would be the absolute — that would be my number one pick. If I got to choose, having a match at WrestleMania would DEFINITELY be number one.
She concluded, “But then the more I think about it, if we still had that crazy NXT crowd, I think it would be super dope if they were brought to NXT and we did challenge for them there because that crowd would go nuts, and I do miss it. But I think WrestleMania would definitely be the top choice.”
As it was determined on last night’s NXT, Raquel and Dakota will not have to wait until WrestleMania as they will get the opportunity on the March 3 episode of NXT.
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