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WWE pulled NXT star from amateur kickboxing fight

WWE NXT star Xia Li was slated to make her amateur kickboxing debut last Saturday.

Li was supposed to fight Anna Housel under her real name, Zhao Xia, on the preliminary card of the Combat Night Orlando event. However, that didn’t happen.

Fightful Select reports that WWE found out about it just days before the fight was supposed to happen after word got out online. Thus, they pulled her from the event, which was said to have upset her.

It was stated that those they spoke to within the company did understand why WWE made the decision, but she was said to not understand why and that WWE “wasn’t giving her respect.”

Those in the company stated that Li grew frustrated from not being used much on NXT TV after years with the company. The report goes onto state that she went directly to Triple H to express that she felt ready for an opportunity.

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