Former Impact Knockouts Champion Taya Valkyrie is now officially part of the WWE roster, following the company’s announcement earlier today.
WWE confirmed that their largest batch of new recruits ever had reported to the WWE Performance Center earlier today, with a class including the likes of Parker Boudreaux, Gigi Dolin (the former Priscilla Kelly) and Bronson Rechsteiner, the son of the legendary Rick Steiner.
Reacting to the news on social media, Valkyrie shared an emotional post in which she spoke on the sacrifices it had taken to reach the WWE:
For those that have been on this decade long journey with me, you know how badly I have wanted this. I’ve sacrificed and dedicated my life to this. Moved across continents, learned languages, immersed myself in new styles, cultures and experiences with the over all goal of making it one day to the WWE.
— Taya Valkyrie (@TheTayaValkyrie) February 24, 2021
Valkyrie’s post was met with great positivity among her peers, with names such as The Miz, Penelope Ford, Tenille Dashwood and others all making a point of congratulating the star.
Her husband, John Morrison, who himself re-signed with the company back in December 2019, also issued a congratulatory message via social media.
— John Morrison (@TheRealMorrison) February 24, 2021
Valkyrie was written out of Impact Wrestling storylines earlier in the year, when she was exposed as having been behind the shooting of John E. Bravo.
She remains the company’s longest reigning Knockouts Champion, having held the belt for 377 days.
At the time of her signing, Taya had been the AAA Reina de Reinas Champion and was in the midst of a 500+ day reign with the belt, prior to vacating due to her move to the WWE.