Impact Wrestling Buries Star After Leaving
It’s often said that companies look to bury talent after they leave but Impact Wrestling appears to have done that in the most literal sense.
Taya Valkyrie has had a very successful career over the last decade. She has won championships in multiple promotions including Impact Wrestling where she was the longest reigning Knockouts Champion for a record 377 days. Valkyrie is also a two-time and current Knockouts Tag Team Champion.
In February 2021, Valkyrie signed with WWE using the name Franky Monet on the NXT brand. She only wrestled a hand full of times on the brand however before she was released in November of the same year.
Reports had suggested that Valkyrie was either in line for a return to WWE or to turn up in AEW where many have speculated she could be the surprise Canadian challenger for Jade Cargill and the TBS Championship on Dynamite but instead Valkyrie appeared after Cargill had quickly disposed of Nicole Matthews and made a statement by taking out Leila Grey.
However, after Taya Valkyrie made her AEW debut, she still had some appearances to make in Impact Wrestling given that those shows were taped. The first of those saw Valkyrie and Rosemary lose the Impact Knockouts Tag Team Championship to The Coven team of KiLynn King and Taylor Wilde. However, on the 24th of March edition of Impact, Taya Valkyrie was seen trapped in a casket with the lid firmly shut.
This isn’t the only wild way Impact has written off some of its top stars with Eric Young apparently stabbed by his former Violent By Design partner, Deaner.