Dakota Kai – Bio, Facts, Age, Career, Personal Life, Net Worth

Evie is a professional New Zealander wrestler whom we knew with her ring name Dakota Kai. She is currently performing as an evil character in WWE. Under the ring name Dakota Kai, she started competing internationally for the American promotions Shimmer Women Athletes, Shine Wrestling, and also for Pro Wrestling Alliance in Sydney, Australia, where she has already won PWWA Championship. With her wrestling prowess, she has achieved IPW Women’s Championship three times in Impact Pro Wrestling in New Zealand.


Full Name Cheree Crowley
Ring Name  Kai Dakota
Date of Birth  May 6, 1988
Marital Status  Single
Birthplace  Auckland, New Zealand
Relationship Status  Single
Profession  Wrestler
Nationality  Kiwis
Net Worth  N/A
Height  5 ft 6 inches
Weight  60 kg
Horoscope Taurus
Dakota Kai Wrestler
Dakota Kai

Early Life and Childhood

Born on May 6, 1988, Auckland, New Zealand, Cheree Crowley had a normal childhood with her family. While growing up with her sister Nyrene and brother Earl Jr. they would often participate in sports events and cross country events.

Crowley’s mother, Alailevao Crowley, comes from Samoan ethnicity and belongs to the village of Lepea on the remote island of Upolu in Samoa. Her grandfather Pat Crowley is a member of the All Blacks, which is New Zealand’s national rugby team. As a flanker, he represented the team in 1949 tour of South Africa and all four tests of 1950 against the British Lions. Among her two siblings, Nyrene is a mixed martial artist. She used to work as a graphic designer before joining wrestling.

Age, Height, Weight, Net Worth of Dakota Kai

The salary and income of the wrestler depend on their league, experience, and success. And looking at the career inclination, Dakota Kai must be earning a very handsome amount of salary. Even though her net worth and salary are yet to be disclosed in public, we can assume her net worth to be in millions.

Standing at the height of 5 feet and 6 inches, Crowley weighs about 60 kg. Dakota Kai is 31 years old with a promising career ahead.


Her WWE debut came on October 14, 2015 episode of NXT in a losing effort against Nia Jax. In 2016, she adopted her ring name, Dakota Kai, and made her debut using the very name in the inaugural Mae Young Classic in 2017. where Dakota Kai reached the quarterfinals before being defeated by eventual winner Kairi Sane. Dakota kept on participating in NXT regularly but ended up being a sideline in early 2019 due to an ACL injury.

After her recovery, Evie returned in the ring in September and defeated Taynara Conti. Following the match, she formed a tag team with Tegan Nox, which failed in winning the Women’s Tag Team Championship. During November, Dakota was chosen by team captain Rhea Ripley as part of the NXT invasion angle for Survivor Series.

On the WarGames pre-show on November 23, Mia got attacked backstage, and later in the program, Rhea replaced Mia with Dakota as her team member. During the match, Kai attacked her tag team partner, Tegan Nox, turning heel for the first time in her WWE career. Upon her return, in December, Mia revealed that her attacker on the backstage was non-other than Kai, which led to the grudge match between the two. Dakota won the game, portraying an evil character in the ring.

Dakota Kai Champion
Dakota Kai Champion

Personal Life of Dakota Kai

There were lots of rumors spreading regards to dating her fellow wrestling partner Nixon Newell. The two best buddies were seen hanging out and visiting places whenever they got an opportunity. Their Instagram pictures with the caption bae furthermore add up the confusion, which inflicted the fake rumors in the first place.

For now, she seems to be not dating anyone and enjoying her single life full gracefully. As in 2019’s Valentine’s Day, she wished everyone a happy valentine’s day and posted a picture of her injured leg, strapped with a leg brace on twitter.

Crowley enjoys spending quality time with her family according to the photograph of the whole family celebrating Christmas together that her sister uploaded on Instagram.

During an interview with wwe.com in May 2018, Dakota stated that her brother was the one who encouraged her to pursue her career in wrestling and got her into WWE.

Other Media

Dakota Kai starred in the music video of Sweet December by Auckland band These Four Walls in September 2009. Her story aired on April 2013, 20/20, which led up to her first tour in the United States. Following summer, she was profiled on the sports show called Code of Maori Television. Crowley has also made an appearance on video games like WWE 2K19 and 2K20 as a downloadable character.

Major Accomplishments

Pro Wrestling Women’s Alliance

  • Pro Wrestling Women’s Alliance Interim Title Tournament (2012)
  • PWWA Championship (1 time)
  • PWWA Interim Championship (1 time)

Impact Pro Wrestling

  • IPW Women’s Championship (3 times)

Pro Wrestling Illustrated

  • Dakota Kai was Ranked 21 of the top 50 female wrestlers in the PWI Female 50 in 2016

Shimmer Women Athletes

  • Shimmer Tag Team Championship (1 time) – wit Heidi Lovelace

World Wonder Ring Stardom

  • Artist of Stardom Championship (1 time) – with Hiroyo Matsumoto and Kellie Skater


  • NXT Women’s Championship Invitational (2018)

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Social Media Presence of Dakota Kai

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