According to PWInsider, WWE have officially signed former IMPACT Wrestling Knockouts Champion, Taya Valkyrie.
She holds the record of longest-reigning Impact Knockouts Champion in history at 377 days until her loss to Jordynne Grace last year. Debuting for the company in 2017, Valkyrie had been a major player in the Knockouts division before leaving IMPACT last month – having been written out of programming as the culprit in the shooting of John E. Bravo.
At the time of her departure, Tommy Dreamer quipped that she was headed to either Jacksonville or Stamford, the home bases of AEW and WWE respectively, whilst using rather unfavourable analogies to describe both locations.
— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) January 20, 2021
Alongside wrestling for IMPACT, Valkyrie has also featured heavily for AAA in Mexico alongside a lengthy spell in Lucha Underground as simply ‘Taya’ and latterly ‘Taya Mundo’. She will not be alone in WWE as John Morrison, her husband, is already with the company, meaning the two will be signed to the same promotion for the first time since his departure from IMPACT in 2019.
Taya Valkyrie is the latest in a long line of recruits to the Stamford-based promotion. She joins Rick Steiner,Parker Bordeaux and Anthony Henry among others who have recently signed to WWE. Per PWInsider.com, Triple H seemed to suggest that the next class of signings would have a high proportion of female talents joining compared to previous inductions.