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Raquel Gonzalez To Defend NXT Women’s Championship Against Dakota Kai At NXT TakeOver 36, Updated Card

Raquel Gonzalez will defend the NXT Women’s Championship against her former friend and partner, Dakota Kai at WWE NXT TakeOver 36.

Just month ago, the duo held the NXT Women’s Tag Team Championship together after they won the inaugural Women’s Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic. But Kai has betrayed Gonzalez because she wants her title, so the stage is now set for a deeply personal clash.

The official announcement from WWE’s website is as follows:

The NXT Universe is still shaking from Dakota Kai’s kick heard ‘round the world to Raquel Gonzalez.

Now, the former friends will go to battle for the NXT Women’s Title at NXT TakeOver 36. Big Mami Cool had proven unstoppable with Kai by her side, as even her former teammate admitted that she’d always be champion as long as they continued to have each other’s backs. Moments later, Kai launched her shocking attack to lead the two down the path to a championship showdown.

Who will be holding the gold after the two formerly inseparable teammates square off in the ring?

Don’t miss the NXT Women’s Championship showdown at NXT TakeOver 36 at 8 ET/5 PT on Sunday, Aug. 22, streaming exclusively on Peacock in the United States and WWE Network everywhere else.

The updated card is as follows:

NXT United Kingdom Championship: WALTER vs  Ilja Dragunov

NXT Championship: Karrion Kross (c) vs. Samoa Joe

NXT Women’s Championship: Raquel Gonzalez (c) vs. Dakota Kai