NXT star Dominik Dijakovic issued a statement on his social media today announcing that he is dedicating tonight’s NXT Takeover Portland title matchup against Keith Lee to the memory of the late Kobe and Gianna Bryant. Dijak states that he will be selling the gear he wears at tonight’s pay per view, with all proceeds going to the MambaOnThree Fund, which supports the families of the tragic helicopter crash that took place on January 26th.
Today is the biggest match of my career thus far, but some things are bigger than pro wrestling. Tonight I will be dedicating my match to the memory and legacy of Kobe and Gianna Bryant, and my entrance gear is designed in their honor as well. I will be selling the gear on eBay, and all of the proceeds will be donated to the MambaOnThree Fund which financially supports the families of the seven other tragedy victims. Kobe Bryant was a wonderful basketball player, but he was truly inspirational to me as a father. Rest In Peace Kobe and Gigi.
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— Dominik Dijakovic (@DijakovicWWE) February 16, 2020