Kayleigh Rae is a 28-year-old Scottish professional wrestler from Scotland. She’s currently signed to the WWE’S NXT UK brand and is the current and longest reigning NXT UK Women’s Champion. Her ring name is Kay Lee Ray.
Kayleigh Rae’s made her professional wrestling debut in May 2009 losing a Battlezone Rumble for SWA Battlezone that would determine the number one contender for the NWA Scottish Heavyweight Championship.
Kayleigh Rae’s Early Wrestling Career
Rae’s first singles match was on March 26, 2010, where she lost to Vyper. She then began working the independent circuit winning the SWE Speed King Championship, SWE Queen of Southside Championship and the WCPW Women’s Championship.
Rae made her Insane Championship Wrestling debut on February 6, 2011, defeating Carmel. She has wrestled for ICW ever since and has won the ICW Women’s Championship title three times as well as the Fierce Females/Scottish Women’s Championship once.
Rae also wrestled for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling and World of Sport Wrestling before signing with the WWE in 2019. She did wrestle for WWE in one match against Nia Jax in 2015 and two years later, she competed in the 2017 Mae Young Classic tournament.
Kayleigh Rae’s WWE NXT UK Debut
Kay Lee Ray made her in-ring debut with WWE NXT UK in March 2019 in a winning effort against Candy Floss. In June, Ray won a battle royal to earn the opportunity to face the NXT UK Women’s Champion, Toni Storm. At NXT TakeOver: Cardiff, Ray defeated Storm to win the NXT UK Women’s Championship and became the first British-born wrestler to hold the title.
Career Championships and Accomplishments
- What Culture Pro Wrestling/Defiant Wrestling
- What Culture Pro Wrestling/Defiant Women’s Championship (1 time)
- Insane Championship Wrestling
- Fierce Females/Scottish Women’s Championship (1 time, first)
- ICW Women’s Championship (3 times)
- Pro-Wrestling: EVE
- Pro-Wrestling: EVE Championship (1 time)
- Shimmer Women Athletes
- ChickFight Tournament (2015)
- Southside Wrestling Entertainment
- Queen of Southside Championship (3 times)
- SWE Speed King Championship (1 time)
- World of Sport Wrestling
- WOS Women’s Championship (1 time, first)
- World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
- NXT UK Women’s Championship (1 time, current)