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WWE officially announces five additions to NXT UK roster

WWE has confirmed five new additions to the NXT United Kingdom roster.

It was officially announced today that Ilja Rukober (Ilja Dragunov), Kay Lee Ray, Jazzy Gabert, "Primate" Jay Melrose, and Oliver Sauter (Oliver Carter) have signed with WWE for NXT UK. WWE.com noted that the five wrestlers are joining the company's UK Performance Center in North London.

Dragunov made his NXT UK debut in a dark match at last weekend's television tapings in Coventry, England. He's a standout wrestler for wXw and has also appeared for PWG and PROGRESS.

Kay Lee Ray and Gabert were introduced to NXT UK when they were shown in the front row at UK TakeOver: Blackpool last month. Both wrestlers were participants in WWE's first Mae Young Classic in 2017.

Kay Lee Ray made her NXT UK in-ring debut at last weekend's tapings, which also featured the debut of former Mae Young Classic entrant Piper Niven (Viper).

Gabert was set to sign with WWE after her appearance in the Mae Young Classic, but a neck injury "disqualified" her from being able to sign then. Gabert underwent neck surgery in January 2018.

Melrose has already wrestled on NXT UK episodes and is part of a team with "Wild Boar" Mike Hitchman.

Carter is from Switzerland and has wrestled for wXw.