Meiko Satomura wins NXT UK Women's title

After holding the title for more than 600 days, Kay Lee Ray’s NXT UK Women’s Championship reign has come to an end.

In the main event of this week’s NXT UK, Meiko Satomura defeated KLR to win the NXT UK Women’s Championship. The final moments of the match saw Satomura hit a Death Valley Driver and then connect with her Scorpio Rising kick to win the title.

Streamers filled the ring as Satomura celebrated and posed with the NXT UK Women’s Championship belt before the show went off the air.

KLR had held the NXT UK Women’s Championship since winning the title from Toni Storm at NXT UK TakeOver: Cardiff in August 2019.

Satomura is the fourth wrestler to hold the NXT UK Women’s Championship since the title was introduced in 2018. Rhea Ripley, Storm, and KLR are the former champions.

This was the second time that Satomura challenged KLR for the NXT UK Women’s Championship. Satomura lost their first match this March, but she again became the number one contender to the NXT UK Women’s Championship by winning a gauntlet match on NXT UK last month.

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It was announced this January that the legendary Satomura had signed with WWE and would be joining NXT UK. Satomura also took part in WWE’s Mae Young Classic in 2018.

After going back and forth between Japan and the UK since arriving in NXT UK, Satomura told Tokyo Sports last month that she would be moving to the United Kingdom.