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Former NXT UK champion Kay Lee Ray appears at TakeOver 36

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Former NXT UK Women's Champion Kay Lee Ray has arrived stateside in NXT.

KLR appeared at NXT TakeOver 36 on Sunday night, coming out to the stage to have a staredown with NXT Women's Champion Raquel Gonzalez after Gonzalez's title defense against Dakota Kai. Gonzalez retained her title against Kai after hitting a Chingona Bomb off the middle rope.

Before losing the title earlier this year, KLR's reign as NXT UK Women's Champion lasted for nearly two years. She won the title from Toni Storm in August 2019 and lost it to Meiko Satomura this June.

In 2019, KLR took part in the women's WarGames match at NXT TakeOver: WarGames. She was part of Team Baszler for their loss against Team Ripley in WarGames.

Gonzalez vs. Kai at TakeOver 36 was a matchup of former tag team partners. Kai turned against Gonzalez earlier this month and dropped her with a kick.

Kai has worked two dark matches at main roster shows in recent weeks and also made an appearance on Main Event this month.