Janai Kai discusses wrestling for AEW and making the most of her opportunities.
Janai Kai is one of Thunder Rosa’s top prospects from Mission Pro Wrestling. That was the entire backstory leading into her match on Rampage against Jade Cargill. Although it was mostly a showcase for Jade Cargill, Janai knew that she had to make the most of our opportunities and maximize her minutes on television.
Speaking with Andrew Thompson of POST Wrestling, she explains that was her exact philosophy and it's something that she learned from Santana Garrett.
"Yeah [the AEW Rampage spot gave me more exposure] and this is actually another thing I learned from Santana [Garrett] is that when you know you’re not gonna get a lot of time, make the most of it and so, the way that I handled myself and did everything in the ring for that little time, that was all Santana in my head telling me, ‘Okay, make sure you pose well. Make sure you circle the ring how you usually circle the ring. At least circle your style in one way and that will get some sort of attention so that’s what I did and it honestly worked because if I had not did the pose or circled the ring, like how I usually [do] then I just would have been another random person to be honest, because when I go on Twitter, everyone was saying how cool I was. I was like, ‘I have like three seconds in the ring’ but they were just talking about everything else detail-wise. I was like, ‘Okay. So this is what Santana meant and this is how it actually does work out’ so, yeah. I think with that overall experience, you know, it is what it is but I’m so thankful that I knew how to handle it."
She is hopeful that she gets more opportunities with AEW, specifically as the promotion comes to Washington D.C., Kai’s local area. Kai does say, that's some in AEW Expressed a desire to have her back
"I really hope now [that] I do come back [to AEW] and really showcase what I’m all about because that was just of course like nothing man. That was nothing. So yeah, I really hope I do come back. I know there’s people that did express that too that wanna see more and yeah, it should be like — it should be super crazy to come back because I know they’re coming to D.C. soon so I hope that I’m part of that. So if you come to D.C. man, let me tell you, it’s gonna be on, it’s gonna be on."
You can check out the full interview embedded below:
Kai will also be a part of the debut of TERMINUS this Sunday, January 16. Learn more here.