Dakota Kai On Her Pairing With Raquel Gonzalez: 'Shawn Michaels Compared Us To Himself And Diesel'

Dakota Kai receives quite a comparison from HBK.

At NXT TakeOver: WarGames, Dakota Kai officially turned heel on Tegan Nox. At NXT TakeOver: Portland, she added to her new persona with the muscle of Raquel Gonzalez. Now, she is talking about their relationship and what WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels thinks of the pairing.

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“With the addition of Raquel [Gonzalez], it took it to a whole new level. We get to play with a lot of really cool ideas. Shawn Michaels literally compared us to himself and Diesel and you know, I'm going to take that and run with it,” Dakota said.

She continued, “[Raquel's] a beast. She was at NXT at the Performance Center even before I got there so a lot of us were wondering when she was going to get her shot because she's such a hard worker. She's so strong and talented. When is this girl going to get her big break? Little did I know it was going to be with me. A lot of us were so happy for her.

“On a creative level, it gave me a whole new thing to play with. She gave me a muscle out there. I did find that I was getting a bit bored and stagnant with what I was doing before I had her. I can't just be an angry person. Why am I angry, you know? With the addition of Raquel, it took it to a whole new level in-ring and creatively. We have so much more to play with and she's obviously so nice and easy to work with. She deserves all of it.”

Currently, the pair can be seen every Wednesday on NXT at 8 p.m. Eastern on the USA Network.

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