Taya Valkyrie Reportedly Signs With WWE
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Taya Valkyrie, the longest-reigning Knockouts Champion in IMPACT Wrestling history has reportedly signed with WWE.
Mike Johnson of PWInsider reported the news and stated that he confirmed it with multiple sources. He noted that she has been signed to the NXT brand.
“She is expected to be part of the next announced class of signings,” wrote Johnson. “Last week, Paul Levesque touted that the next class of signings will have the largest quotient of female talents to date. Taya was at this past Wednesday’s NXT TV taping.”
This move has been widely expected for some time now. IMPACT Wrestling wrote her off of programming last month when she got arrested for the on-screen attempted murder of John E. Bravo. On IMPACT Wrestling, Tommy Dreamer joked that she could serve hard time in “Jacksonville” or “Stanford,” clearly hinting that Valkyrie might be signing with AEW or WWE.
Even before that, Valkyrie has been connected to WWE for several months, especially after her husband, John Morrison, returned to the company at the end of 2019.