Several talents, including Mae Young Classic standout Jazzy Gabert, made an appearance at this afternoon’s NXT TakeOver: Blackpool event.
Luke Menzies was shown in the crowd first. He’s a former rugby player from West Yorkshire who first began training for pro wrestling in 2016. He was signed to WWE in May of last year and has worked for the US NXT brand, losing to Keith Lee in his televised debut.
Kay Lee Ray and Jazzy Gabert were later also shown in the front row. Ray has been wrestling since 2009 on the British indy circuit, competing in the second TNA British Boot camp in 2014. She was also a participant in the 2017 Mae Young Classic, where she was eliminated in the first round by Princesa Sugehit. Dave Meltzer reported in this week’s Observer that she was expected to sign with WWE.
Jazzy Gabert was also a participant in the 2017 Mae Young Classic, losing to Abbey Laith in the first round. She was a part of Impact at one point with a storyline involving her and Chris Sabin.
She was set to be signed to WWE following the 2017 Mae Young Classic, but WWE passed after it was revealed during medicals that she had three herniated discs in her neck. She underwent surgery to repair the damaged discs in March of last year.