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Dakota Kai on WWE’s COVID-19 safety measures, what its like wrestling in an empty arena, more



Dakota Kai recently did an interview with Chuck Carroll of CBS Sports where she spoke about a wide range of topics. The following highlights were sent to us:

This whole situation is incredibly weird. Your schedule must be really off from what it typically is.

It’s insane. From going to just shooting on a closed set, just the fact that we’re not in front of an audience anymore really makes you appreciate them so much more than before… Everything’s just turned upside down, and I don’t like it. I want things to go back to how they were. I never thought I’d say this, but I miss fans.

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NXT TakeOver: Tampa didn’t get a chance to happen because of the pandemic. Would you be open to the idea of having a fan-less TakeOver, or is that something you feel like should be reserved for when you can get that packed arena again?

Honestly, it all depends on how much longer things will be the way that they are now. I’m not against it, obviously giving the fans at home forms of entertainment is key right now. I would obviously love, love, love for us to be able to do TakeOvers with the packed arenas again, but who knows how long this is going to be going on.

Let’s talk a little bit about some of the safety measures that have been put in place. Are you feeling comfortable when you’re taping the shows?

I feel so comfortable taping all the shows that there have been a lot of measures being taken during this time. All of us have to wear masks, aside from when we’re actually taping the matches. Before we do anything, we have to check in with medical to make sure that we’re able to perform. If anyone’s unable to, they get sent home. They can’t be involved or at the set at all.

Kai also talked about the changes she’s had to make in the ring because of performing in an empty arena, how her friendship with Tegan Nox benefits their on-screen feud, and her thoughts on their tag team run being cut short by the heel turn. You can read the full interview here.