Wendy Choo

Feb 28, 2021 - by Jamie Cruickshank

Real Name: Karen Yu
Height: 5’2″
Date of Birth: January 18, 1992
Hometown: Queens, New York
Pro Debut: September 6, 2014
Trained By: Johnny Rodz & Damian Adams
Finishing Move: Spring Roll


– In her childhood, Yu competed in gymnastics
– Yu received an NCAA scholarship for volleyball and went on to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education, following by a Master’s in teaching
– In her debut match, Yu (under her real name) competed in a Triple Threat match, in which Nikki Addams was victorious
– On September 12, 2015, Yu defeated VPW Womens Champion Nikki Addams by count out
– On April 30, 2016, Yu defeated Nikki Addams to win the VPW Womens Title
– On June 4, Yu defeated Nikki Addams & JL Coto to retain the VPW Womens Title
– In late 2016, Yu tweaked her ring name, becoming ‘Karen Q’
– Q reached the final of the 2016 ECWA Super 8 Chickfight Tournament, losing to Deonna Purrazzo
– On February 4, 2017, Q defeated Nodi to retain the VPW Womens Title
– Q competed in an ROH dark match in April 2017, defeating Kelly Klein
– On April 29, Q defeated Kris Statlander to retain the VPW Womens Title
– Q made her official ROH debut on June 24, 2017, defeating Deonna Purrazzo & Kelly Klein in a 3-Way Match
– On October 21, Q defeated Deonna Purrazzo & Santana Garrett to win the 2017 ECWA Super 8 Chickfight Tournament, and with it, the ECWA Womens Title
– On November 25, Q defeated Deonna Purrazzo to retain the ECWA Womens Title
– Q competed in the 2018 Mae Young Classic, losing to Xia Li in the first round
– At Global Wars 2018, Q defeated Kaitlin Diemond
– In February 2019, Q signed with WWE and would report to NXT at the end of the month
– Q wrestled her first WWE match at an NXT live event on February 28, 2019, teaming with Lacey Lane in a loss to Vanessa Borne & Aliyah
– In July 2019, Q suffered a broken ankle during a match at an NXT live event. She would be out of in-ring action for over two years
– In December 2020, Yu re-debuted as ‘Mei Ying’, the leader of NXT’s Tian Sha stable
– On August 24, 2021, Mei Ying defeated Virginia Ferry in her in-ring comeback
– In November 2021, the Mei Ying gimmick was dropped and Yu was eventually repackaged as ‘Wendy Choo’
– Choo & Dakota Kai entered the 2022 Womens Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic, but lost in the final to Io Shirai & Kay Lee Ray
– On the August 23, 2022 episode of NXT, Choo defeated Tiffany Stratton in a Lights Out Match

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