Kay Lee Ray has arrived in NXT and she has her sights set on NXT Women’s Champion Raquel Gonzalez!
AT NXT TakeOver: 36, Gonzalez met her former best friend Dakota Kai in a highly anticipated grudge match. Throughout the bout Kai did her best to wear down the champion with a series of arm based submissions.
With the champion reeling, Kai landed a Yakuza kick knocking Gonzalez out of the ring to the floor. However, the frighteningly powerful champion fought back, throwing around the challenger at will.
Gonzalez finally picked up the win capitalising on a small error from her adversary. With the champion perched on the top turnbuckle, Kai went for another Yakuza kick but she was caught by Gonzalez who powered her up for a second-rope Chignona bomb to claim victory.
As Gonzalez celebrated her win, Kay Lee Ray made her big appearance at the top of the ramp staring down the champion.
— WWE (@WWE) August 23, 2021
Kay Lee Ray’s appearance comes after it was reported that she was spotted in Florida at the Performance Center earlier this month.
Kay Lee Ray hadn’t been seen on WWE television since losing her NXT UK Women’s Championship to Meiko Satomura on the June 10th episode of NXT UK. The Scottish Superstar had been champion for 649 days prior to being pinned by Satomura. Kay Lee Ray beat NXT star Toni Storm to claim the belt in August 2019.
Speaking with Inside The Ropes‘ Lead Writer Gary Cassidy back in May, the Scottish Daredevil said that it would be a dream to go to the United States. The now former champion also discussed a potential showdown with the Four Horsewomen.