WWE has officially confirmed that Meiko Satomura is coming to NXT UK.
During Thursday's NXT UK episode, a video aired with Satomura announcing that she's now in NXT UK. Satomura said to be prepared.
The announcement was preceded by clips from Kay Lee Ray's NXT UK Women's Championship reign and KLR saying in a post-show interview last week that she wants to face "the best in the world." KLR, who has been NXT UK Women's Champion since August 2019, retained her title against Jinny in the main event of last week's NXT UK.
"@satomurameiko’s presence will be an absolute game changer for the #NXTUK women’s division," Paul "Triple H" Levesque tweeted. "@Kay_Lee_Ray wanted some more competition, one of the best in the world is coming... #WeAreNXTUK #BePrepared"
Nikkan Sports reported earlier on Thursday that Satomura has signed with WWE as a player/coach and will be participating in NXT UK. Dave Meltzer also confirmed that Satomura has signed with WWE.
Nikkan Sports noted that Satomura will continue to be the president of Sendai Girls' Pro Wrestling and will continue to participate in the promotion.
Satomura took part in the 2018 Mae Young Classic and has also guest coached at the WWE Performance Center in the past. She made it to the Mae Young Classic semifinals before losing to Toni Storm.
Satomura has made frequent appearances for wrestling promotions in the United Kingdom, including formerly holding the PROGRESS Wrestling Women's Championship and Fight Club: PRO Championship.