Kay Lee Ray

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Kay Lee Ray
Birth nameKayleigh Rae
Born (1992-08-11) 11 August 1992 (age 29)[1][2]
Paisley, Scotland, United Kingdom[3]
Lives inJohnstone, Scotland
Spouse(s)
Stevie Boy Xavier (m. 2021)
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Kay Lee Ray[4]
Alba Fyre[5]
Billed height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)[4]
Billed fromJohnstone, Scotland[4]
Trained byKid Fite[1]
Debut30 May 2009[6]

Kayleigh Rae (born 11 August 1992) is a Scottish professional wrestler. She is best known by her ring name Kay Lee Ray. Rae works for the WWE on the NXT brand She was the longest reigning NXT UK Women's Champion. She is also a former three-time ICW Women's Champion.

Professional wrestling career[change | change source]

Independent circuit (2009–2019)[change | change source]

Kay Lee Ray began wrestling at SWA Battlezone on 30 May 2009. She lost a match to be the number one contender for the NWA Scottish Heavyweight Championship.[3] Her first singles match was a loss to Viper on 26 March 2010. On 9 August 2014, Ray beat Martin Kirby to become the SWE Speed King Championship. On 28 February 2015, she defeated Candice LeRae, Nixon Newell and Saraya Knight to win the SWE Queen of Southside Championship. On 24 October 2015, Ray lost the championship to Newell. That match was a tag team match where Newell's partner, Jimmy Havoc, defended his Speed King Championship against Ray's partner, El Ligero. On 7 August 2016, Ray won the Queen of Southside Championship in a tmatch against Alex Windsor and Jade. She lost the title two months later to Melina. On 16 June 2017, Ray won the WCPW Women's Championship from Viper.[7]

Insane Championship Wrestling (2011–present)[change | change source]

Ray fought in her first Insane Championship Wrestling match on 6 February 2011. She beat Carmel.[8] On 4 May 2013, she defeated Viper to win the Fierce Females Championship. This was, her first championship.[9] On 29 May 2015, she lost the Fierce Females Championship to Viper in a 20-Woman match. This ended Ray's time as champion at 755 days.[10] On 15 November 2015, Ray faced Nikki Storm and Viper to become the first ICW Women's Champion. The match was won by Viper.[11] On 20 November 2016, Ray won the ICW Women's Championship. She beat Viper and champion Carmel Jacob.[12] On 29 July 2017 , Ray lost the ICW Women's Championship to Kasey Owens in 37 seconds.[13] She won it back on 1 October 2017.[14] She lost the title the next month to Owens on 19 November in a steel cage match that also involving Viper.[15] On 2 December 2018, Ray won the Women's Championship from Viper.[16]

Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (2014–2015)[change | change source]

Ray appeared for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) in 2014. She was on the second season of TNA British Boot Camp. Her first match was taped on 16 August. She lost in a match against Nikki Storm. Kasey Owens and Leah Owens. Storm won that match[17] Her second match was taped on 6 September. In it, she lost in an eight-person tag team match. The match included her, Al Snow, Grado, and Mark Andrews against Angelina Love, Dave Mastiff, Rampage Brown, and Noam Dar.[18] In her final match , she learned that she was on of the top three competitors. She faced Gail Kim but lost.[19] Andrews won the show and the TNA contract.[20] Ray was on two episodes of TNA Xplosion. In the first episode, she teamed with Noam Dar and beat Gail Kim and Rampage Brown.[21] In the second episode, Ray. Andrews, Dar and Crazzy Steve beat Brown, Dave Mastiff, Madison Rayne, and Samuel Shaw.[22]

World of Sport (2018–2019)[change | change source]

On 5 May 2018, Ray won the World of Sport Wrestling Women's Championship in a match against Bea Priestley and Viper.[23] She defended the title in a battle royal[24] and a singles match against Viper.[25] On 19 January 2019, Ray lost the title to Viper.

WWE[change | change source]

WWE debut and Mae Young Classic (2015,2017)[change | change source]

Ray made her first appearance in the WWE at the 8 October 2015 tapings of NXT. She lost to Nia Jax.[26] THe next time she worked for WWE was in 2017. She was one of 32 people in the first Mae Young Classic,[27] She lost to Princesa Sugehit in the first round.[28] The next night, she was in a six-woman tag team match as part of the WWE Mae Young Classic – Road To The Finals event. She teamed with Jazzy Gabert and Tessa Blanchard to beat Marti Belle, Santana Garrett, and Sarah Logan.[29]

NXT UK (2019–2021)[change | change source]

At NXT UK TakeOver: Blackpool on 12 January 2019, Ray and Jazzy Gabert appeared at ringside.[30] It was later confirmed that the two had signed with WWE, marking Ray's first contract with WWE.[31] Her first match on NXT UK was on 13 March. Ray beat Candy Floss in a singles match. On the June 19 episode of NXT UK, Ray won a battle royal. With the win, she got a chance to fight NXT UK Women's Champion Toni Storm at a time of her choice.[32] On 3 July, Ray said she will face Storm at NXT UK TakeOver: Cardiff. At TakeOver: Cardiff, Ray defeated Storm and became the NXT UK Women's Championship. She was the first British-born wrestler to hold the title.[33]

On 13 November episode of NXT, Ray interfered in a ladder match between Io Shirai and Mia Yim. Ray helped Shirai win the match. It was soon learned that Ray was the fourth member of shayna baszler along with Shirai. Their team would later face Yim and the rest of Rhea Ripley's team at the first female War Games[34] Ripley's team beat Baszler's team at NXT TakeOver: WarGames.[35] On the 8 January 2021 episode of NXT, Ray teamed with Bianca Belair and Io Shirai. They lost against Storm, Ripley and Candice LeRae.[36]

On the 12 December episode of NXT UK, it was said that Ray would defend the NXT UK Women's Championship against Storm and Piper Niven in a triple threat match at NXT UK TakeOver: Blackpool II.[37] Ray won the match at TakeOver: Blackpool II.[38] On 27 February, she beat Storm in a match for the title. Because Storm lost, she could no longer for the title as long as Ray was champion. After the match, Ray started a feud with Niven..[39] On the 2 April episode of NXT UK, Ray and Jinny defeated Niven and Dani Luna.[40]

On the 24 September episode of NXT UK, Ray beat Nevin and kept her title.[41] On the 5 November episode, Ray and Niven's feud continued after Ray insulted Niven. Niven came out and attacked Ray in the ring and backstage.[42] On the 19 November episode, Ray faced Niven again for the title. Ray won after Jinny interfered in the match.[43] Over the next few weeks, Ray defended the title against Jinny and Meiko Satomura.[44][45] On the 10 June 2021 episode, She lost the title to Satomura. This ended her record-setting time as champion at 649 days.[46]

NXT (2021–present)[change | change source]

On 22 August 2021, Ray became a member if NXT roster. she made her first appearance at the end of the NXT Womens Championship match between Raquel González and Dakota Kai. On the 23 November episode Ray distracted Mandy Rose during her match against Cora Jade. This caused Rose to lose the match. Later that night, She joined Io Shirai's team at NXT WarGames. This was the first time while working for the WWE that she was a face.[47] At WarGames, her team was won. During the match, Ray teased turning on her team. She moved near an injured Cora Jade with a kendo stick but turned and attacked Kai instead. [48] On the 7 December episode of NXT, Kay Lee Ray was a part of a segment witj Cora Jade and Raquel González. On the February 8 episode of NXT, Ray fought Mandy Rose for the NXT Women's Championship, but lost.

Personal life[change | change source]

In July 2021, Rae married her boyfriend Stephen Kerr better known by his ring name Stevie Boy Xavier.[3][49][50]

Championships and accomplishments[change | change source]

Notes[change | change source]

  1. What Culture Pro Wrestling was renamed to Defiant Wrestling during Ray's reign, thus the title was renamed to reflect the change.
  2. The championship was renamed to the Scottish Women's Championship during Ray's reign.

References[change | change source]

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