Kay Lee Ray on being champion for 600 days

Apr 22, 2021 - by Marc Middleton

WWE NXT UK Women’s Champion Kay Lee Ray is celebrating a big milestone in her title reign.

Today marks day 600 of KLR’s reign as champion. She took to Twitter to mark the milestone.

“600 days. Wanna fight about it? #FOREVERCHAMPION #NXTUK #WWE #WWEUK @WWE #NXT #WWENXT,” she wrote.

KLR became the fourth NXT UK Women’s Champion in history back on August 31, 2019 after defeating Toni Storm at the “Takeover: Cardiff” event.

Ray’s last title defense came on March 4 when she retained over Meiko Satomura. Before that she retained over Jinny on January 21, over Isla Dawn on December 17, over Piper Niven in a Falls Count Anywhere match on November 19, over Niven in a regular match on September 24, which was her first defense after NXT UK re-started from the six month hiatus they were forced to take due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

There’s no word yet on who KLR will defend against next, but she has potential challengers in Dawn, Jinny, Emilia McKenzie, Dani Luna, and even Niven again. Satomura is now feuding with Aoife Valkyrie, but they could also end up challenging KLR.

Stay tuned for more on Ray and her title reign. You can see her full tweet below:

2 Responses

  1. Olivia says:

    Actually, KLR is the third NXT UK Women’s Champion. WWE.com has a confusing title history, where there appear to be four. However, the 3 from 2010-2019 are Rhea Ripley, Toni Storm, and Kay Lee Ray. The one for 2020-Present is a continuation of Kay Lee Ray’s reign.

  2. Mark says:

    While I can’t see KLR retaining the NXT UK Women’s Championship for as long as Moolah held the WWF Women Championship (3651 days or 27 years and 8 months) when it (the WWF Women Championship) was originally known as the NWA World Women’s Championship. I can however see KLR realisticly being able to definitely beat Mischif’s (818 days – 2nd reign) and Jazz’s (948 days – 1st reign) NWA World Women’s Championship reigns length wise when the retaining the NXT UK Women’s Championship if KLR keeps being successful.

    Yes I am aware NWA World Women’s Championship, WWF Women Championship and the NXT UK Women’s Championship are different titles but when comes to long singles title reigns for women one has to look outside the WWE for modern day milestones.

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