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Dakota Kai says WWE SummerSlam return happened 'last minute'

Kai appeared on WWE's The Bump on Wednesday.
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Dakota Kai says her "whirlwind" return to WWE came together at the "last minute." 

After having been released from the company in April, Kai appeared alongside Bayley and IYO SKY at SummerSlam on Saturday. She commented on the experience during Wednesday's edition of WWE The Bump.    

"You thought you'd seen the last of me, huh?" Kai said after being introduced. 

"Honestly, it still feels like a whirlwind to me with everything that happened. It all happened so last minute too so to be talking with you guys right now is insane to me."  

She described her experience at SummerSlam as similar to "an out-of-body experience" due to how quickly things came together. 

"I had a very short window where I knew this was actually going to be a thing that would happen. So, I think I was still trying to accept that reality when I was walking down the ramp." 

Kai continued to say that she and Bayley have spoken for years about working together in such a way. 

"Bayley and I, we've kind of been talking about something like this for a long time. It hasn't been something that was just spurred overnight. This has been something we've wanted for, like, years at this point. So, the fact that it's actually happened and to be under her guidance is insane."

"Io and I, we've known each other a long time [since] I first went to Japan," Kai would say of IYO SKY. "She is literally one of the best in the world. So, to be alongside these two women is just a dream."

Shortly after Kai was released from WWE, Bayley posted a supportive message to her and said she is "jealous of whoever" gets to wrestle Kai in the future.  

Kai was asked what Bayley's message meant to her. 

"When she first sent that message out, obviously, that was a very emotional time," Kai responded. "But the fact that she did that and she also sent me a bunch of chocolates and flowers."

"Looking back on that tweet now, it's kind of crazy how everything she said even back then at a time where we were unsure about everything, it's a lot, it's overwhelming."