About Karen Q
|Place of Birth||:||Queens, New York USA|
|Also Known As||:||Karen Yu, Karen Q|
Karen Q is a Chinese-American professional wrestler currently signed with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), appearing on the NXT brand. Prior to signing with WWE, Karen Q worked in Ring of Honor and Impact Wrestling. Prior to her official signing with WWE, she made her debut as early as August 2018, competing in the second annual Mae Young Classic. Professional wrestling career Karen describes her inspirations growing up including watching matches and events featuring WWE's The Rock and Stone Cold Steve Austin. She also cited Chyna, Trish Stratus, and Lita as inspirational figures and influential leaders for the future women wrestlers. Victory Pro Wrestling (2014-2018) Karen made her professional in-ring debut in 2014 on September 6 at VPW September Salvation where she wrestled a Triple Threat match won by Nikki Addams against Q and Monique. She returned on December 6 at VPW December Devastation losing to Nikki Addams in a rematch. She returned the following year on April 11, 2015 at VPW 100 in a Triple Threat match won by Brittney Savage against Q and Nikki Addams. On June 6 at VPW Upper Limits 2015, Karen Q joined a Four Way Elimination Match for the vacant VPW Women's Championship won by Nikki Addams against Karen, Ashley America and Deonna Purrazzo. Karen's in-ring feud with Addams continued, enhanced with championship gold on the line in their following matches including Women's Championship match at VPW Carnage In Centereach X on July 25, in which Addams successfully defended the title against Karen. A championship rematch was held on September 12 at VPW Gold Rush Rumble 2015, during which Karen scored a victory by count-out, but did not win the Women's title. On October 24 at VPW Autumn Uproar, Karen teamed with Xander Page to win a tag match against Nikki Addams & Razzle Dazzle.