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WWE NXT UK Champion calls Shawn Michaels the dad of the brand

Since WWE transitioned NXT from being a television show on Syfy to an actual developmental brand, Triple H has been considered the father of NXT as it was his idea to have an in-house training facility instead of outsourcing it to the likes of OVW or FCW.

NXT UK Women’s Champion Kay Lee Ray did an interview with TalkSport to discuss a wide range of topics.

This is where she was asked about Triple H and Shawn Michaels. According to Ray, she thinks Michaels is the father of NXT UK just like Triple H serves that same role to NXT in America.

“It still sounds weird when you say it back to me [that Triple H and Shawn Michaels are fans of her]. At the tapings, Shawn was the voice of god with his voice over the monitor. For a moment, you forgot like oh my god, they’re watching us. But then you do something and you hear them [laughs]. To be trusted and be put in the position I am is incredible.

It still doesn’t really hit home that Shawn Michaels is the dad of NXT UK really. It means a lot. When I first started watching wrestling, how could I not get drawn in by DX and everything they did? Shawn Michaels was one of my favorites from the very beginning so now that I have him say ‘you did a good job’ it’s still a bit unbelievable.”

Ray also talked about appearing at War Games, Survivor Series, and Worlds Collide as well as Bayley and Sasha Banks. Check out the full interview here. 

On Saturday, it was reported that NXT UK is looking to expand its roster and is close to signing several independent wrestlers. 

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