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Dakota Kai on Initially Being Rejected by WWE in 2014, The Best Advice She Received From Triple H

August 15, 2020 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris
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Wide World of Sports recently interviewed NXT Superstar Dakota Kai, who revealed advice she received from Triple H. Below are some highlights.

Dakota Kai on being rejected by WWE in 2014: “You can’t fake passion for something like that and when you have the passion, it isn’t hard to pursue a goal like that. I did my try out for the WWE in 2014. I wasn’t successful initially. They said, ‘We don’t don’t have anything for you now, but keep doing what you’re doing and stay in touch because we might have something for you in the future.’ There was a window there for a time where it wasn’t that I was unsuccessful and needed to stop, but I had been doing this for nine years, I [thought I] should probably venture into something else and take a little bit more of the focus off wrestling,” she said. “But I never really stopped. I kept wrestling, which was a good thing. I’m lucky I didn’t stop.”

On learning from Triple H and Shawn Michaels: “It’s crazy, it’s very weird [working with them], because being someone who used to watch them growing up, it’s very strange to have them now be your bosses, and to try and act normally around them. I’ve learned so much from Triple H and Shawn Michaels. To have them around NXT every week, they will constantly give you feedback on your matches. And the process it takes to put anything like that together they will have a big hand in.”

Dakota Kai on Triple’s best advice to her: “‘You can’t always be at the top.’ … Especially coming from someone like him who’s been through a lot, it’s such a rollercoaster of a journey. [He said] to appreciate the highs when they’re happening because who knows when it will happen again. There could be a moment in your career where it could be a little quiet, but that’s only the journey to whatever the next big opportunity is. That only makes moments so much better when they’re bookmarked or surrounded by moments that aren’t as high.”

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