Meiko Satomura ends Kay Lee Ray’s record-breaking 649 day reign as NXT UK Women’s Champion on tonight’s episode of NXT UK.
When Kay Lee Ray beat Toni Storm at NXT UK TakeOver: Cardiff she became the first British-born wrestler to win the NXT UK Women’s Championship. She went on to hold the title the longest of all it’s winners with a massive 649 day reign! A reign that finally came to an end today.
Kay Lee Ray was scheduled to defend her championship against veteran wrestler Meiko Satomura. The two went to hell and back with each other. At one point Kay Lee Ray even tried to leave the studio with her title.
— NXT UK (@NXTUK) June 10, 2021
In the end, Satomura finished the match with her Scorpio Rising finisher.
Meiko Satomura ends Kay Lee Ray’s 649 day reign as NXT UK Women’s Champion
Satomura made her NXT UK debut in February. She eventually went after Kay Lee Ray less than a month later but failed to prise the title from her. She was not gonna make the same mistake tonight. The veteran wrestler finally crowned herself the 4th ever NXT UK Women’s Champion after a gruelling battle.
— WWE (@WWE) June 10, 2021
It will be interesting to see where Kay Lee Ray goes from here. Both former NXT UK Women’s Champions eventually moved to NXT. In fact, one of them has gone on to become a champion in NXT and is currently the RAW Women’s Champion; Rhea Ripley.
Could Kay Lee Ray follow in her predecessor’s footsteps and make her way to NXT or even RAW and SmackDown?
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