Impact Wrestling and Lucha Underground star Taya Valkyrie recently spoke with Scott Fishman of Channel Guide Magazine, and below are some interview highlights:
On her Impact Wrestling goals:
“Right now, the wrestling business has changed so much, especially even in the last three years, to be able to do what I’m doing right now. To have Johnny Mundo, Johnny Impact do what he’s doing right now. To have what Brian Cage is doing right now. To have this freedom to be creative and work for both companies and have fun doing this amazing job we have, which is creating art and entertaining everyone is awesome.
“2018 has already been very interesting and will continue to be. 2017 had its ups and downs for me obviously, but this year is going to be crazy. I’m getting married. There are all sorts of fun stuff going on. As far as wrestling is concerned, it’s going to be insane.
On the women’s revolution in wrestling:
“…There is so much being said about the women’s revolution. From WWE to what we do on Impact and Lucha Underground, everything is just so different. I think we just have to keep pumping out really great matches and show the world women are just as talented as the men, if not more. That we can draw. That people are interested in our storylines. That we can talk on camera. That we have something to say. And we can prove it all in that ring. I think that we have the capacity to do that here at Impact. With the women that we have here, I know we are going to rattle some cages and make some noise and really get people talking about what the knockout’s division can bring to the table.”
On her role in Lucha Underground:
“There is the Impact universe and Lucha Underground universe. From the way I carry myself to my moves to my finisher to my entrance. I’m not associated with a group here. I’m on my own for the first time. Taya here is a killer here. She is a bad ass. She takes nothing and knows she is the best. I feel like Taya on Lucha Underground is a different type of heel where Taya from Impact doesn’t run from a fight. She will stare it in the face and rip the person’s head off.