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WWE NXT reportedly changes names of five performers

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WWE NXT has changed the names of several performers, according to a report.

The former Karen Q, most recently known as Mei Ying, will now be called Wendy Choo, according to PWInsider. Choo made her WWE debut during the 2018 Mae Young Classic. Her signing was officially announced in February 2019. She was repackaged as part of the Tian Sha group with Xia Li and Boa in late 2020, with the group making their debut as a trio in January 2021. Li has since been called up to WWE's main roster. 

PWInsider also reports that the former Kellie Morga has been renamed Mila Malani. Malani, 24, was signed following WWE's Las Vegas tryouts during SummerSlam week in August 2021. She has previously worked for the I Believe in Wrestling promotion in Florida. 

Three NXT referees have also reportedly been given new on-screen names. Aja Smith has been renamed Daphne Lashaunn, DA Brewer will be called Dallas Irvin, plus Tom Castor will now be known as Derek Sanders.