Emilia McKenzie has returned to NXT UK for the first time in almost two and a half years to confront NXT UK Women’s Champion Kay Lee Ray.
As Kay Lee Ray boasted about her successful title defence against Meiko Satomura, McKenzie interrupted to put herself on the champion’s radar!
“I’ve been travelling, I’ve been training and I’ve been waiting for the perfect time to return. Now, I’m here because I want to beat the best.”, said McKenzie as she was approached by the champion.
As Ray seemingly laid down a challenge, her compatriot Isla Dawn attacked McKenzie from behind before Meiko Satomura ran to the scene to even the odds.
It was later announced that Emilia McKenzie and Meiko Satomura will face Kay Lee Ray and Isla Dawn in tag team action at NXT UK: Prelude.
The 20-year-old last appeared for NXT UK in November 2018 where she partnered with Xia Brookside, under her former name of Millie McKenzie, to take on Charlie Morgan and Killer Kelly. She was also a part of the inaugural NXT UK Women’s Championship Tournament, where she lost in the first round to eventual semi-finalist Jinny.
McKenzie is not NXT UK’s only fresh face, however, as new signee Stevie Turner (formerly known as Bobbi Tyler) made her in-ring debut against Aoife Valkyrie in the same episode. Elsewhere, Pretty Deadly successfully defended their NXT UK Tag Team Championship against Kenny Williams and Amir Jordan after Williams betrayed his tag partner.
For the full results breakdown from the April 1st edition of NXT UK, click here.