“A True Champion” – WWE NXT UK Women’s Champion Meiko Satomura Praises Rival Kay Lee Ray

Published 06/13/2021, 8:00 AM EDT


As she became the new NXT UK Women’s Champion, Meiko Satomura ended the record-setting 649 days title reign of Kay Lee Ray. However, in true sportsmanship, Satomura did not hesitate to give credit where it’s due.

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Both women fought tooth and nail in the title match. Seeing her imminent loss, KLR tried to walk out of the arena with the title but was stopped, In the end, Satomura pinned her with the Scorpio Rising finisher.

By doing so, Satomura became the first Japanese and non-British female wrestler to hold the women’s title. She is also the fourth overall champion to hold the title.

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In the latest tweet, Satomura acknowledged Kay Lee Ray’s monster 649-day reign and her contributions to making the title rise to prominence. Satomura wrote, “A true rival, a true champion. Kay Lee Ray.”

Follwoing the title loss, KLR also praised Satomura for being the “better woman,”, She said, “You can not tell me that every single one of you was not hungry since I became champion. Tonight, that championship lost me, not the other way around”

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What is next for Meiko Satomura?

Satomura initially signed up with WWE as a coach after years of wrestling all over the world. But now that she is a champion, Satomura needs to defend the title as well as represent the brand.

When asked which opponent was on her mind next, she said,‘First, I want to beat Kay Lee Ray,’ she said, shortly before doing just that. ‘But next, Io Shirai, Sasha Banks and Charlotte [Flair].’”

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Ahead of their clash, KLR heaped some massive praise upon Satomura,“‘Meiko Satomura is one of the best wrestlers – the best wrestler, in my opinion – in the world today,’ she told Metro. ‘she’s a phenomenal person, and I’ve seen the way girls react to her. There’s a buzz about that locker room just now.’”

Satomura is very grateful for the opportunity and the gold. She has been traveling with her new title in the UK and celebrating her win. She might come to the US after the covid related travel restrictions are lifted. Till then, we have to be happy with her in NXT UK.

Do you want Satomura to come to WWE in the US? Let us know in the comments below.

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Angana Roy is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports, having published more than 800 professional wrestling articles. She is currently pursuing higher studies in English language and literature from the University of Calcutta and has over three years of experience in journalism. As a life-long fan of the sports entertainment brand of pro-wrestling, her work consists of live coverage of weekly shows, PPVs, speculating the future course of storylines and everything in between.

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