Dakota Kai has discussed the unusual spot in the last woman standing match between Raquel Gonzalez and Rhea Ripley where Ripley trapped Kai in a locker.
The match in question took place on the New Year’s Evil edition of NXT on the 6th of January 2021. With the match being no disqualification Kai took every opportunity to help her ally, Gonzalez. Ripley took matters into her own hands when she stuffed Kai into a locker and trapped her inside with a crate.
Speaking to Fightful, Dakota Kai details who came up with the unique spot:
“Ok, so, this is a weird story. They were talking about how they were going to do this bit. Rhea, for some reason, knew that I could fit in this locker because she fit in that locker. I was like, ‘What are you doing putting yourself in a locker?’ I don’t know. She’s just fooling around, maybe? Maybe just trying to hide from someone and play a prank. I don’t know how she knew, but she knew I could fit in there. Like, okay? But, I did it and I fit, so. She’s a contortionist, I guess. She can really—I don’t know. I don’t know how that works. I was looking at her, like, ‘These lockers aren’t big, but I’m smaller, so… I guess we could try.’ Yeah, she shoved me in there and I fit, so. So weird.”
The ploy by Ripley was not successful however as Gonzalez would defeat her in the brawl. Dakota Kai and Raquel Gonzalez won the first-ever women’s Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic in February 2021.