Dakota Kai: William Regal Wanted Me To Punch Him In The Face At NXT WarGames 2019

Dakota Kai reflects on NXT WarGames 2019.

Dakoa Kai was scheduled to compete in the first-ever women's WarGames match at NXT TakeOver: WarGames 2019, but she turned against her team, attacking Tegan Nox and then exiting the ringside area.

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On her Twitch stream, Kai reflected on her turn and William Regal asking her to punch him.

"They asked me to do [push Regal], and I'm like, 'It's literally William Regal, legend, I don't want to get in trouble and do something too far. Too much.' He pulls me aside backstage and is like, 'I want you to hit me in the face. I want you to punch me in the face. It needs to look like...I need you to punch me.' Coach Sara Amato, legend, overheard this conversation and him telling me this and me standing there, scared shitless, 'Yup, I'm going to punch you in the face.' He left, she pulled me aside and was like, 'Don't punch him in the face.' After every match, he's always backstage giving us critiques. He wants legitimacy in this, which is great, we need that. She immediately was like, 'don't punch him in the face. Don't do that.' I was like, 'No, never, I was never going to punch him in the face.' I actually wasn't. We did the shove that we did, which still worked. It worked for what we wanted. It was like a forearm shove, but I put some sauce behind the shove. He didn't need to have me do that, but that was cool. The look he gave me after I did that was very, 'Oh, I messed up,'" she said with a laugh.

Kai said when she got backstage initially, she was told to go back out and continue the attack on Nox, which she did.

Kai won't be involved in the women's WarGames match at Survivor Series 2023, but her running mates in Damage CTRL will be part of the bout as Bayley, Asuka, IYO SKY, & Kairi Sane take on Charlotte Flair, Becky Lynch, Bianca Belair, & Shotzi.

Fans can check out the lineup for Survivor Series 2023 by clicking here.

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