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Dakota Kai


ABOUT
Dakota Kai

Full NameCheree Crowley

BornMay 6, 1988

Height5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)

NationalityNew Zealand

ABOUT

Cheree Georgina Crowley is a New Zealand professional wrestler signed with WWE. She is best known for her work on the independent circuits as Evie and WWE as Dakota Kai. She is a former two-time NXT Women's Tag Team Champion.


  1. Professional Wrestling Career
  2. Championships and Accomplishments


Professional Wrestling Career


Early Years (2007-2016)


In 2007, Crowley began her wrestling career and started working as Evie. She is a huge fan of Pokemon and applied it to her ring name. Crowley wrestled for several independent promotions in New Zealand and Australia before making her way to the American circuit.


In 2013, Crowley began wrestling for Shimmer. Over the coming years, she started working for Shine and Stardom wrestling. In 2016, she signed a deal with WWE.


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WWE (2016-Present)


In 2016, she signed with WWE and was renamed, Dakota Kai. She entered the inaugural Mae Young Classic but was eliminated by Kairi Sane in the quarterfinals. In 2017, she began wrestling on NXT and feuded with Shayna Baszler. She spent the next two years in singles and tag matches and formed a team with Tegan Nox called Team Kicks.


In 2019, she joined Team Ripley at WarGames. However, she attacked Tegan Nox and abandoned the team. She began her feud with Nox when she defeated her in a street fight at TakeOver Portland. She aligned herself with Raquel Gonzalez. The two went on to win several matches and rivalries. In 2021, Kai and Gonzalez won the inaugural Women's Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic.


In March, they became the inaugural WWE NXT Women's Tag Team Champions. However, they lost the title in an hour to Ember Moon and Shotzi Blackheart. In July, Kai turned on Gonzalez and challenged her for the title. After a few failed attempts, she attacked Gonzalez and cost her the championship to Mandy Rose. At WarGames, Team Gonzalez defeated Team Kai.


In 2022, Kai began teaming up with Wendy Cho. The duo entered the women's Dusty Rhodes Classic and lost in the finals. After the tournament, Kai reunited with Raquel Gonzalez. At Stand and Deliver, they won their second NXT Women's Tag Team Championship. On NXT after WrestleMania 38, they lost the titles back to Toxic Attraction.


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Championships and Accomplishments


ChampionshipNumber of Times
PWWA Championship1
PWWA Interim Championship1
IPW Women's Championship1
Shimmer Tag Team Championship1
Artist of Stardom Championship1
NXT Women's Tag Team Championship2
Women's Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic1
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