First up on our NXT UK spotlight is the hard-hitter from Lisbon, Portugal, Killer Kelly.
The striker has quickly made a name for herself since her debut for Wrestling Portugal in 2016. After picking up a few victories in the promotion, fans gave her the nickname “Killer” for how vicious she was in the ring.
Throughout 2017 Kelly would debut for promotions such as World Stars of Wrestling and Revolution Championship Wrestling, taking on the likes of Nina Samuels, Camille and Alpha Female.
At Femmes Fatales 2017, she made her Westside Extreme Wrestling debut in a losing effort to both Laura Di Matteo and Jinny. She had the honor of being the inaugural wXw Women’s Champion after defeating Melanie Grey at Westside’s 17th anniversary show. During her time there, she also wrestled Toni Storm, Veda Scott, LuFisto and Absolute Andy.
In 2018, Kelly debuted in Pro-Wrestling: EVE, Revolution Pro Wrestling and Progress Wrestling, going against Charlie Morgan, Viper, Bobbi Tyler and Storm.
She made her WWE debut in June 2018 as part of the United Kingdom Championship Tournament, losing in a triple threat match that determined the number one contender for the NXT Women’s Championship. The next night, she went one-on-one with Morgan in another losing effort. The NXT UK brand was announced during the tournament and she was signed to their women’s division.
In July, it was announced that Kelly would participate in the second annual Mae Young Classic. She is set to take on Japanese legend, Meiko Satomura, in the first round on Wednesday, Sept. 5 on the WWE Network.
With an MMA-heavy style in the ring, it’s easy to see why Kelly has lived up to her name. She can knock opponents out with her deadly punches and kicks, but she can also throw them around with an array of suplexes. Now that she’s under contract with WWE, she’ll be able to showcase her skills on a much larger stage than ever before.
Whether it’s in the MYC or on NXT UK, Kelly will definitely show why she’s a force to be reckoned with and should be feared when she steps in between the ropes.