NXT Star Kiana James Celebrates Her Birthday Sipping Cocktails At The Beach

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Former NXT Women’s Tag Team Championship Kiana James just celebrated her 25th birthday in style while sipping tropical cocktails in sapphire blue water at the beach.

Kiana, real name Kayla Klingensmith, is still a relative newcomer to the WWE world after making her NXT debut in February 2022, but she has made an impact on the wrestling world since.

The first real breakout match for Kiana James came earlier this year. During the 3rd annual NXT: New Year’s Evil, Kiana competed in a 20-woman battle royal before she was eliminated by Lyra Valkyria.

Her next big shot would come soon. On February 5th, Kiana and Fallon Henley teamed up. They beat Kayden Carter and Katana Chance to claim the NXT Women’s Tag Team Championship, the first title belt of Kiana’s wrestling career.

Just a little over three months later, Kiana James is celebrating her 25th birthday while drinking tropical cocktails in a bikini at the beach.

Kiana’s caption reads “Can’t have a Birthday without cake” while showing off her fun in the sun. Her 42K+ Instagram followers flooded her comments with ‘happy birthday’ messages.

James loves to travel between NXT events. She was on a cruise ship to Honduras earlier in the month of May:

That picture was shared by Kiana James just 4 days before her match against Valkyria.

She lost in Round 1 of the NXT Women’s Championship Tournament but remains undeterred in the pursuit of another title down the line.

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