On 16 February at NXT Takeover: Portland, Kai defeated Nox in a street fight after interference from the debuting Raquel González. On 4 March episode of NXT, Kai defeated Nox in a steel cage match after interference from González. On 7 June at NXT TakeOver: In Your House, Kai teamed up with González and Candice LeRae in a losing effort against Nox, Mia Yim and Shotzi Blackheart in a six-woman tag team match. On 1 July episode of NXT The Great American Bash, Kai, LeRae and Yim lost to Nox in a number one contender's fatal four-way elimination match for the NXT Women's Championship. Two weeks later on 15 July episode of NXT, Kai attacked Io Shirai, after Shirai had successfully defended her title match against Nox. On 5 August episode of NXT, Kai defeated Ripley to become number one contender for Shirai's title at NXT TakeOver XXX. On 22 August at the aforementioned event, Kai was defeated by Shirai. In November, Kai began a feuding with the returning Ember Moon, and resulting in a match on 4 November episode of NXT, which Kai won after interference from González. Afterwards, Kai and González aligned with LeRae and Toni Storm, resulting in a WarGames match against Blackheart, Moon, Shirai, and Ripley at NXT TakeOver: Wargames on 6 December, where Kai's team won after González pinned Shirai. Kai and González were recently announced as competitors in the first ever Women's Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic. They would go on to win the tournament by defeating Shotzi Blackheart and Ember Moon in the final at NXT TakeOver: Vengeance Day. Kai and González defeated Shotzi Blackheart and Ember Moon in a Women's Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic finals match. With this win, Kai and González earned a shot at WWE Women's Tag Team Champions Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler, a match that would end in controversy on 3 March 2021 episode of NXT, after Kai was submitted by Baszler despite not being the legal competitor in the match. The following week, Kai and Gonzalez were awarded the newly created NXT Women's Tag Team Championships by General Manager William Regal, marking Kai's first championship in the WWE. They would however lose the Championship on the same night to Shotzi Blackheart and Ember Moon.
Championships and accomplishments