Mei Ying, who appears on NXT 2.0, has landed a new name and character after her previous gimmick was scrapped according to a new report.
Mei Ying who appeared as the mysterious leader of Tian Sha alongside Xia Lia and Boa is seemingly no more according to a report from PWInsider.
The report says that the mysterious Mei Ying character was “quietly dropped” by the company ahead of Xia Li moving to SmackDown as part of the 2021 WWE Draft. Li had last competed on the NXT brand in July in a losing effort against then NXT Women’s Champion Raquel Gonzalez. Since then the Chinese star has competed in dark matches at SmackDown shows but is yet to appear on the blue brand.
Mei Ying had competed in two matches on NXT television, most recently losing to former NXT Women’s Tag Team Champion Indi Hartwell in October. Ying was formerly known as Karen Q and had competed under that name on NXT live shows and in the 2018 Mae Young Classic.
Karen Q had wrestled for several promotions including Shimmer and Ring Of Honor as well as on the independent scene before joining WWE.
The report on the change in gimmick also lists Mei Ying’s new ring name as Wendy Choo and that is the name she is expected to use on NXT 2.0 going forward.