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NXT UK Referee Artemis Confirms Departure


NXT UK Referee Artemis has revealed that she is no longer with WWE and is available for bookings worldwide.

Artemis Ortygie has been refereeing matches for NXT UK since signing with WWE back in January 2020 after taking part in tryouts in 2019, including taking part in TV tapings in Glasgow. She was the first French woman to sign with the company.

Before joining WWE’s UK developmental brand, the veteran referee worked for promotions such as Pro-Wrestling: EVE, IPWUK, BEW, and Ring of Pakistan as well as French companies French Professional Wrestling Federation and the International Catch Wrestling Alliance.

Announcing the news on social media, Artemis said she is available for bookings worldwide with “no restrictions”.

“Art is back. Available worldwide, no restrictions, where do you want to see me referee?”

Fellow referee Joey Tofino reacted to the news on Twitter, telling her “Go get it, sista,” and sharing a picture of the NXT UK referees backstage.

“One of my oldest mates in the business. Go get it, sista.”

Current NXT UK Superstar Xia Brookside praised Artemis as being “super talented”.

“If you need a ref, hit her up! Sheโ€™s super talented”

While Artemis has not announced where she will appear next, the reaction to her departure on social media indicates that she will not be gone from the pro wrestling world for long.