Kiana James

May 16, 2022 - by Jamie Cruickshank

Photo Credit: WWE

Real name: Kayla Inlay Klink
Height: ???
Weight: ???
Date of birth: ???
From: Sioux City, Iowa
Pro debut: September 2021
Trained by: Flatbacks Wrestling School
Finishing move: Slingblade DDT


– Klink trained under Shawn Spears and Tyler Breeze at the Flatbacks Wrestling School in Florida
– Klink began her professional career under the name ‘Xtina Kay’
– Kay wrestled her first professional match on September 11, 2021, losing to The Bunny on AEW Dark
– In early 2022, Kay signed with WWE and joined the NXT roster
– Klink (as Kayla Inlay) debuted for NXT on February 1, 2022, losing to Sarray
– In March 2022, Klink became Kiana James
– James earned her first NXT win on the June 8, 2022 episode of Level Up, defeating Brooklyn Barrow
– In a dark match prior to Halloween Havoc 2022, James defeated Valentina Feroz
– At Vengeance Day 2023, James & Fallon Henley defeated Kayden Carter & Katana Chance to win the NXT Womens Tag Team Titles

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