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Taya Valkyrie Hits Back At Criticism Of New Ring Name

Taya Valkyrie

Taya Valkyrie has hit back at criticism of her new ring name after making her NXT debut under a new alias.

Valkyrie, now appearing as Franky Monet, made her debut on the April 13th episode of the show confronting new NXT Women’s Champion Raquel Gonzalez.

However, some fans have voiced their dissatisfaction with the former IMPACT star’s new name, but Valkyrie herself has now hit back.

Posting on Twitter Valkyrie told fans to stop complaining, adding that she had chosen her new name herself.

Hey guys, I LOVE MY NAME…..maybe since I picked it. Go figure! I could be called Sunshine Tuna and I would make it work!!! So take a breath, stop complaining and enjoy this evolution and ride with me. Thanks.

It was initially reported that Taya Valkyrie signed with WWE back in February. While in recent weeks, vignettes teasing her arrival have appeared during episodes of the back and gold brand.

Aside from Valkyrie’s debut, the most recent episode of NXT saw the shock returns of Bianca Belair and Rhea Ripley, while Kushida upset Santos Escobar to win the NXT Cruiserweight Championship.

Meanwhile, the first round of ratings since NXT moved to Tuesday nights have also been revealed. As reported by ShowBuzzDaily 805,000 viewers tuned in to the latest episode. With the show achieving a 0.22 rating in the key 18-49 year-old demographic.

For full results from the first episode of NXT on its new home of Tuesday night, click here.