If recent reports are accurate, 20-year-old UK indie star Millie McKenzie has put pen to paper and pledged her future to WWE.
According to talkSPORT’s Alex McCarthy, McKenzie will be involved in the company’s NXT UK brand.
McKenzie has worked for WWE in the past, and competed in the tournament to determine the first ever NXT UK Women’s Champion back in 2018.
McKenzie played a big role in the #SpeakingOut movement when she accused Kiwi wrestler Travis Banks of abusive behavior. McKenzie accused Banks of being emotionally manipulative during a “secret one year relationship” when she was 17. Banks subsequently released a statement confirming they had a consensual relationship when she was a trainee of his and said he was sorry for any pain caused by it. Banks was later fired by WWE.
According to talkSPORT, it is believed that McKenzie had been hesitant to sign with WWE sooner due to Banks’s involvement with the company.
Despite her age, McKenzie has wrestled for numerous high profile independent promotions. She will feature on the upcoming relaunch of PROGRESS Wrestling, which will air on the WWE Network.
Following the reports of her signing, McKenzie’s former reluctant tag partner Pete Dunne took to Twitter to share his thoughts. The Bruiserweight simply quote-tweeted to story and captioned it with a vomiting emoji.
McKenzie replied with an image of herself and Dunne hugging. “True friends are never apart, maybe in distance but never in heart, “she captioned the picture.
— Millie Mckenzie ミリー・マッケンジー (@MillieMcKenzie0) February 16, 2021