Dakota Kai is getting ready to make her return to the wrestling world. The recently-released WWE superstar has already changed her social media moniker. Kai switched her Instagram username to “imkingkota” shortly after being let go.

Kai is now making the change official. Paperwork filed with the United States Patent & Trademark Office indicates that on May 3, 2022, Dakota filed to protect the name “King Kota.” The legalese reads like a standard pro wrestling trademark document.

“Entertainment in the nature of wrestling contests; Entertainment services, namely, wrestling exhibits and performances by a professional wrestler and entertainer; Entertainment services, namely, live appearances by a professional wrestling and sports entertainment personality; Entertainment services, namely, personal appearances by a professional wrestling and sports entertainment personality; Entertainment services, namely, televised appearances by a professional wrestling and sports entertainment personality; Providing wrestling news and information via a global computer network; Providing online interviews featuring professional wrestling and sports entertainment personality in the field of professional wrestling and sports entertainment for entertainment purposes”

As always, famed “Gimmick Attorney” Michael E. Dockins handled the legal side of things. Dakota Kai now has her new ring name. Fans are waiting to see what her next move will be.

Kota enjoyed seven years during her time with WWE. Kai won the NXT Women’s Tag Team titles twice with Raquel Gonzalez. The team also won the 2021 Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic. Now, she is preparing for the next step in her journey.

There are a lot of options for King Kota outside of WWE. AEW is always searching for new women’s talent. Impact Wrestling has one of the strongest women’s divisions out there. Dakota Kai may be gone, but King Kota should have no problem standing out wherever she winds up.

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Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a news contributor for Ringside News and Thirsty for News. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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