Killer Kelly Discusses Environment In NXT UK, wXw Having Better Production

Killer Kelly made her NXT UK debut during the 2018 NXT UK United Kingdom Championship Tournament shows, competing in a three way bout against Toni Storm and Isla Dawn.

She would go on to compete in the 2018 Mae Young Classic before joining NXT UK. Kelly would wrestle a handful of times on NXT UK before leaving the promotion in January 2020.

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Speaking to Cultaholic, Kelly reflected on the vibe at the NXT UK tapings.

"I love the BT Sport Studio. It gives it such a professional look, but I also love the venues. All the venues, being able to visit all these places around the UK. I loved it. It gave it such an old school feeling. Then again, it was, British venue, very cool, then you have something that is trying to be American. It's weird. Another thing, I never fully, 100% felt like I was in WWE because the roster was everyone from the Indies. I was like, 'This is an Indie show.'

"It was so weird, but cool in entering the WWE environment, but being a familiar environment, but seeing everyone kind of walking on eggshells. I'm like, 'Dude, I saw you the other weekend and you were drunk off your ass and now you're in a suit and being all proper. What the fuck is going on?' It was so weird. We were taping WWE and the next weekend, we were doing Independents again. I didn't know where I was sometimes. It was never fully WWE," she said.

Kelly said getting to WWE was her dream and while she loved her time in NXT UK, she also hated it because she was overthinking about things and exhausting her brain. Kelly previously revealed that she suffers from severe anxiety and depression along with imposter syndrome.

Before signing with NXT UK, Kelly made her name at Westside Xtreme Wrestling in Germany, a company she praised in the interview.

"One thing, I don't know if I've said this to many people, but once I started doing NXT UK, I was like, 'Oh, I think wXw has better production than this.' [laughs]. I was very spoiled at wXw. They have a production level beyond everything I dreamed of. They are so good. I was just comparing it. Every time I went to tapings, I was comparing NXT UK to wXw and was like, 'Yeah, wXw is a little bit better. I know this WWE but...'" she said.

Kelly took time away from wrestling at the end of 2021, but it set to return to IMPACT, where she has been under contract since 2020, in the near future.

You can learn more about Kelly remaining under contract to IMPACT despite stepping away from wrestling by clicking here.

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