So much for that. With so many wrestlers on its roster, one of the best ways for WWE to present more of them is to pair them up. This can open doors for a variety of stories, with some of them being more interesting than others. One of the tried and true stories involving a team includes the eventual split, which is what we saw take place this week on television.

This week on NXT, Dakota Kai attacked NXT Champion Raquel Gonzalez, ending their partnership in the process. Gonzalez had been talking about how there was no one to challenge her for the title at Takeover 36 and how she was waiting for someone to come after her. As Gonzalez posed, Kai kicked her in the face to leave her laying. Kai then held the title belt over Gonzalez. No match has been officially announced as of yet.

This was a surprise. Check out the split, plus the two of them in action:

Dakota Kai shatters friendship with Raquel Gonzalez: WWE NXT, July 27, 2021

Kai & Gonzalez are the first-ever NXT Women’s Tag Team Champions: WWE NXT, March 10, 2021

Catanzaro & Carter vs. Kai & Gonzalez – Women’s Dusty Cup Semifinals: WWE NXT, Feb. 3, 2021

Opinion: I can’t say this was the biggest shocker, as there really is no one left to go after Gonzalez. At the end of the day, Kai vs. Gonzalez does have a bit of a history together and it would be nice to see what happens when they get in a fight. It would not shock me to see Gonzalez move up to the main roster sooner rather than later, so a title match would not be shocking.

Did you like the segment? Who will win their match? Let us know in the comments below.

Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 60,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 6,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.

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