One former NXT UK star surprisingly thinks an independent promotion has better production value than NXT UK!
“I love the BT Sport Studio. It gives it such a professional look, but I also love the venues. All the venues, being able to visit all these places around the UK. I loved it. It gave it such an old school feeling. Then again, it was, British venue, very cool, then you have something that is trying to be American. It’s weird. Another thing, I never fully, 100% felt like I was in WWE because the roster was everyone from the Indies. I was like, ‘This is an Indie show.’
“It was so weird, but cool in entering the WWE environment, but being a familiar environment, but seeing everyone kind of walking on eggshells. I’m like, ‘Dude, I saw you the other weekend and you were drunk off your ass and now you’re in a suit and being all proper. What the fuck is going on?’ It was so weird. We were taping WWE and the next weekend, we were doing Independents again. I didn’t know where I was sometimes. It was never fully WWE.”
The star also compared her time in NXT UK to working for the German promotion wXw, saying that the independent promotion surprisingly had better production.
“One thing, I don’t know if I’ve said this to many people, but once I started doing NXT UK, I was like, ‘Oh, I think wXw has better production than this.’ [laughs] I was very spoiled at wXw. They have a production level beyond everything I dreamed of. They are so good. I was just comparing it. Every time I went to tapings, I was comparing NXT UK to wXw and was like, ‘Yeah, wXw is a little bit better. I know this WWE but…'”
After making her WWE debut in 2018 as part of the WWE United Kingdom Championship Tournament tapings, Killer Kelly went on to compete in the 2018 Mae Young Classic, losing in the first round to Meiko Satomura. She remained part of NXT UK until her release from the company in January of 2020.