Dakota Kai confirmed on Twitter that her hair being dyed pink for the NXT TakeOver: In Your House live special on the WWE Network this past weekend was, in fact, indeed a tribute to the late pro wrestling veteran Hana Kimura.
Check out her tweet, which includes a photo of her pink locks from Sunday’s special below.
H A N A pic.twitter.com/x63Z3CFR97
— ℭ (@DakotaKai_WWE) June 8, 2020
In another sign of respect among peers coming out of the NXT TakeOver: In Your House show, RAW Women’s Champion Asuka recorded a quick congratulatory video to Io Shirai after “The Genius of the Sky” defeated Rhea Ripley and Charlotte Flair in the triple-threat match at the TakeOver special to become the new NXT Women’s Champion.
“Congratulations, Io-chan,” said an excited Asuka in the video. “Yeah, you’re now a NXT Women’s Champion!”
Her quick video clip wrapped up with her telling Shirai to join her in her quest to strive for greatness as a champion.
“Let’s both strive for the best,” she concluded.
Check out the video below.
— WWE Japan (@WWEJapan) June 9, 2020
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