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Meiko Satomura Claims NXT UK Women’s Championship

Meiko Satomura

Japanese legend Meiko Satomura has won the NXT UK Women’s Championship defeating long-reigning champion Kay Lee Ray.

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.

Meiko Satomura initially challenged for the belt back in March, ultimately coming up short. However, the Japanese star was not to be denied a second time.

Both women put everything on the line in what has been described as a match of the year contender. While Ray refused to stay down, Satomura took control late in the contest as her strikes began to overpower the champion. The finale came with Ray near defenceless, as Satomura hit Scorpio Rising to win the championship in stunning style.

During a recent conversation with with Inside The Ropes‘ Lead Writer Gary Cassidy, Ray had praised her adversary saying that she has everything. Adding that the other woman in the locker room are in awe of the Japanese legend.

Elsewhere in the interview, Kay Lee Ray discussed her future prospects in WWE. Ray 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.