NXT Superstar Dakota Kai Is Injured


Few things in wrestling are as disheartening as when a rising star suffers an injury that keeps them on the sidelines at a point in their career when they should be building momentum. Unfortunately, it’s a possibility that comes with the high-risk job, and sooner or later it happens to just about everybody. Most recently, Dakota Kai, babyface mainstay of both NXT and NXT UK, suffered an injury this weekend that may keep her out of the ring for a while.

As reported on TheChairShot.com, Kai hurt her leg in a match at an NXT live event in Green Bay on Friday December 7. She, Candice LeRae, and Kairi Sane were taking on Shayna Baszler, Jessamyn Duke, and Marina Shafir, when Kai was taken out of the match by the referee, with her partners continuing to a victory.

No official report has followed up on the injury, although Dave Meltzer at the Wrestling Observer reports that it may be an ACL injury, although that’s yet to be confirmed by the doctors. If it is her ACL that could keep her out of action for six to ten months, which would missing the Royal Rumble, WrestleMania, and of course the NXT Takeovers that will come alongside them.