Katie Lea’s real name is Katarina Waters, and she was born November 10, 1980 in Germany but raised in England, where she began wrestling professionally. She is currently signed by World Wrestling Entertainment, for which she is working on to the Raw brand under the ring name Katie Lea Burchill. Waters has also performed under the names Nikita and Lady K.
Waters began wrestling in the 2000s. She has won several wrestling championships, including the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) Trans-Atlantic Wrestling Challenge Women’s Championship Cup, among others. Before joining the WWE, she also won France's Queens of Chaos Women's Champion, which earned her the nickname "Queen of Chaos". She was also well known in Germany, where she wrestled Sherri Martel at an NAWA Show. Waters then became known for wrestling for Frontier Wrestling Alliance (FWA) in 2002, but left in 2004.
In 2006, Waters tried out and got signed to a developmental contract with World Wrestling Entertainment. Katrine left her home in the UK for the United States shortly after. Waters debuted on WWE Raw as Katie Lea Burchill or simply Katie Lea, the playing the sister of fellow wrestler Paul Burchill. She soon became one of the lumberjacks in the Playboy BunnyMania Match at WrestleMania XXIV, and later made her in-ring debut at a couple of RAW live events. Her final appearance on RAW was on December of 2008, where she successfully competed in a battle royal to determine the Women’s Championship number 1 contender. Later on, she was moved to the ECW brand, accompanying Paul Burchill. In January 2009, she made her in-ring debut by defeating Alicia Fox.
Waters’s stage name Nikita came from the television program La Femme Nikita. Katie Lea is a common favorite among wrestling fans, and has listed her favorite wrestling moves as the Samoan Drop, Insiguri, and Backbreakers.