Taya Valkyre, then known as Franky Monet, was one of several WWE and NXT Superstars let go from the company in November 2021, having only signed with the sports entertainment giant the previous February. Her career never got off before she was cut from WWE, wrestling just six matches in the company.
Her final match under the WWE banner came on NXT 2.0’s October 5th, 2021 broadcast, losing to Cora Jade. Prior to this, ‘La Wera Loca’ had defeated Jacy Jayne, Elektra Lopez, and Jade, as well as unsuccessfully challenging Raquel Gonzalez for the NXT Women’s Championship.
In a new interview with Wrestling Inc.’s Nick Hausman, though, the now-IMPACT Wrestling star stated “never say never” with regards to a WWE return under Paul ‘Triple H’ Levesque:
“At first, it was just shocking, and I was upset, and I was mad, because I never felt – I still don’t feel like I got an opportunity to shine. And there were a lot of things that were completely out of my control, obviously, such as the pandemic.
“It really sucks because I didn’t get that chance to work one-on-one with Paul – Triple H – or Shawn Michaels on a regular basis. And I just wish that I’d gotten that opportunity as well. So, I definitely now would be like, ‘Never say never.’ You never know. But everything, the universe always has a plan.”
Taya Valkyrie’s Post-WWE Success
Taya Valkyrie has kept busy since departing WWE, wrestling for the likes of IMPACT Wrestling, Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide, and the National Wrestling Alliance. She’s in her fourth reign as AAA Reina de Reinas Champion and was also crowned the inaugural MLW Featherweight Champion.
Speaking during a virtual signing, Taya Valkyrie addressed whether she would ever sign with All Elite Wrestling:
“Of course I would go to AEW. I mean, they are doing something different, a lot of my peers and my best friends, my brothers [Rey] Fenix and Pentagon are over there so why not? So we’ll see what happens.”