Women of the 2021 PWI 500: #468 Janai Kai

Women of the 2021 PWI 500: #468 Janai Kai

To celebrate a historical year for women’s wrestling, in collaboration with Pro Wrestling Illustrated, Bell To Belles interviewed over 20 women who have ranked on this year’s PWI 500 ranking, creating the “Women of the 2021 PWI 500” Interview Series. To empower women in wrestling even more, some of the interviews were conducted by the talented women who make up wrestling media.


Janai Kai, who ranked #468 on the PWI 500, chats with Warren Hayes on UWFi Rules, coming out of the COVID stupor, tag team wrestling, and more!

During the interview, Warren asked Janai why she chose to pursue wrestling, when she has so many different accolades from various combat fighting fields.

“I’ve always wanted to do professional wrestling. I started watching wrestling and training at the same time, at the same age. I was 6 years old. I started doing both, where I was watching wrestling, but of course I can’t wrestle…I just thought, ‘I want to do any combat fighting thing.’ So, I got to Tae Kwon Do when I was 6 years old, but as I was watching wrestling growing up, I was like, ‘I [would] definitely like to see myself implementing what I’m doing right now into it.'”

Watch the entire interview with Janai Kai below!


Be sure to follow Janai Kai on Twitter @Janai_Kai, and Warren Hayes on Twitter @MrWarrenHayes.

Order the digital version, or pre-order the print edition, of the 2021 PWI 500 issue at pwi-online.com. Follow PWI on Twitter @OfficialPWI.

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When using this interview, please credit Warren Hayes of Bell To Belles. Credit quote transcription to Bell To Belles.

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