Part of the ten NXT stars released by WWE this past Friday, Dakota Kai and Persia Pirotta have made their first public comments since departing Vince McMahon's sports entertainment giant.
For Kai, the Captain of Team Kick thanked all of those who have reached out to her, said how thankful she was for getting to meet and work with "so many beautiful people", and stated how she very much is "far from being done" with the wrestling business.
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Tldr: i love u, see u soon x pic.twitter.com/9009IwhILc— 𝖈𝖍𝖆𝖗𝖑𝖎𝖊𝖌𝖎𝖗𝖑 🎮 (@DakotaKai_WWE) April 30, 2022
As for Persia Pirotta, she's opted to choose "gratitude" following her release. Much like Kai, the Australian detailed how she made some great friends during her time under the WWE banner. She also added how she had the opportunity to use her grandparents' name on a major stage.
email@example.com pic.twitter.com/tBlBbFW0F0— Steph De Lander (@persiawwe) April 30, 2022
For those who may have missed it, Friday saw WWE release Kai, Pirotta, Malcolm Bivens, Dexter Lumis, Harland, Draco Anthony, Raelyn Divine, Vish Kanya, Mila Malani and Blair Baldwin. Both Dakota and Bivens had made it clear that they had no intention to re-sign with the company when their deals expired in the first half of next year.
Since those releases, Dave Meltzer on Wrestling Observer Radio said he's heard "rumblings" that main roster cuts will be happening soon.