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Former WWE NXT wrestler Dakota Kai files trademark for 'King Kota'

Kai has filed a trademark for what may be her new in-ring name.
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The former Dakota Kai has filed a trademark for what may be her new in-ring name.

On May 9, Kai (real name Cheree Crowley) applied to trademark "King Kota." Kai also recently changed her Instagram handle to "imkingkota."

The full trademark filing is available below:

KING KOTA

Goods and Services IC 025. US 022 039. G & S: Hats; Shirts; Sweatshirts; Bandanas; Hooded sweatshirts

IC 041. US 100 101 107. G & S: 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

Kai was released by WWE during a set of NXT roster cuts on April 29. She was a two-time Women's Tag Team Champion while in NXT.

Prior to her release, Kai worked several main roster dark matches over the past year but was never called up.

Kai went by the in-ring name "Evie" before joining WWE in 2017. In a statement posted after her release, Kai indicated that she wouldn't be going back to using that name.

“I don’t know what’s next for me,” Kai wrote. "I chose ‘Evie’ at 17 years old. That chapter is shut...just know this; I am far from being done."