Raquel Rodriguez grateful for role as Dakota Kai’s heavy, it brought her a lot of confidence

Photo Courtesy: WWE

Rodriguez looks back on her time with Dakota Kai. 

At NXT TakeOver: Portland in 2020, Raquel Rodriguez aligned herself with Dakota Kai which would be the start of a partnership, feud and eventual reunion between the two. They held the NXT Women’s Tag Team Championships together on two occasions. 

Raquel looks back fondly on that period of her career and told ESPR | Wrestling Podcast that being Kai’s heavy instilled a lot of confidence in her. 

I’m very, very grateful for that role (as Dakota Kai’s heavy) because that was my in, that was my debut and it was awesome to be partnered with someone like Dakota Kai who has so much experience and knowledge and she was so willing to share that with me as well as help me in my role and find my place in the squared circle and so, I feel like that position itself really brought a lot of confidence to myself.

Kai is currently sidelined after undergoing ACL surgery. She is still appearing on-screen alongside fellow members of Damage CTRL; Bayley and WWE Women’s Champion IYO SKY. 

If the quote in this article is used, please credit ESPR | Wrestling Podcast with an H/T to POST Wrestling for the transcription.

About Andrew Thompson 8465 Articles
A Washington D.C. native and graduate of Norfolk State University, Andrew Thompson has been covering wrestling since 2017.