Just because Raquel Gonzalez is the NXT Women's Champion doesn't mean she's done in the tag team division.
Before capturing the top prize in NXT, Raquel teamed with her friend Dakota Kai, winning the NXT Women's Tag Team Titles. According to Gonzalez, that's still something she wants to do.
"Definitely (I plan on still competing in the tag team division). My girl wants gold. We gotta finish wrapping Dakota (in gold). Personally, I'm loving making history as the first Dusty Classic winner and the first NXT Women's Tag Team Champion. Why not also be the first NXT double champion?," Gonzalez told Fightful in an exclusive interview.
What if Dakota Kai wants that gold to be the title that Raquel already has? We've seen some interesting glares shot Gonzalez's way from Kai.
"[Dakota's] look was more at Xia Li, she just stepped on her moment. Dakota and I haven't really discussed jealousy. Every time this topic or discussion comes up, I'm totally open about it. I will say, if Dakota wants an opportunity (at the NXT Women's Championship), I will gladly give it to her. Why not? She deserves it and has earned it. All she has to do is ask," Gonzales said.
When the tag titles were debuted, Gonzalez claims the two had no idea about it, and actually thought there were other plans for the duo.
"It was a legitimate surprise. We were pretty excited about it. Dakota and I were like, 'We didn't expect this at all.' We had just won the Dusty (Classic) and had the match with Shayna (Baszler) and Nia Jax (for the WWE Women's Tag Team Titles) and, of course, that's still up for question on how clean the finish was. We were actually thinking that we were going into another opportunity with them or another situation where we could confront them about what happened. Then, we realized, we became the first NXT Women's Tag Champions. This relationship [Dakota] and I have worked up and grown with over the past year has all come full circle to something that is absolutely amazing for the both of us, especially for me. I know that I wouldn't be in the position I am if it wasn't for Dakota Kai. That's why I say, if she ever want's an opportunity at the NXT Women's Title, I would gladly and openly welcome her into the ring with me. That's how much respect I have for her," she said.
Raquel Gonzalez was in action this past week on NXT against Xia Li. You can see our full interview at the top of the page.