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Meiko Satomura signs with WWE, will be player/coach in NXT UK


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It appears that Meiko Satomura will soon be showing up on NXT UK.

"It was revealed on the 28th that Meiko Satomura (41) of Sendai Girls' Pro Wrestling has signed a contract with WWE, the world's largest professional wrestling organization, as a coach and player," Nikkan Sports reported on Thursday. Dave Meltzer has also confirmed that Satomura has signed with WWE.

Nikkan Sports' report noted that Satomura is currently participating in NXT UK in London. The report stated that Satomura will continue to be the president of Sendai Girls' Pro Wrestling and will continue to participate in the promotion.

In a post-show interview uploaded after NXT UK Women's Champion Kay Lee Ray's title defense against Jinny on last week's NXT UK episode, KLR said she's beaten everyone who has been put in front of her. KLR said she wants to face "the best in the world."

Satomura took part in the 2018 Mae Young Classic, making it to the semifinals before losing to Toni Storm. She's also been a guest coach at the WWE Performance Center in the past.

In the United Kingdom, Satomura has previously held the PROGRESS Wrestling Women's Championship and the Fight Club: PRO Championship.

Tokyo Sports reported in October that it was expected that Satomura would be heading to the UK in November to participate in NXT UK as a player/coach. Satomura said that she would be missing Sendai Girls' November shows.