IMPACT superstar Taya Valkyrie recently appeared on Spencer Love’s Conversations With Love podcast to talk all things pro-wrestling, including her record breaking Knockouts championship reign, and the addition of former NXT star Deonna Purrazzo to IMPACT. Highlights are below.
Her Knockouts title reign:
I mean, it’s crazy. I remember when everything was starting to happen, (it’s) like ‘you’re like only a few days away from breaking this record’, and I just kept going in, and I was just like – I watched TNA and I looked up to so many people, and that generation of Knockouts in early TNA, like was so inspirational to me in becoming a wrestler. I remember just being like ‘these girls get a lot of time,’ and they (got) to show so much more than the girls were getting in WWE at the time. I mean, obviously, things have changed and evolved, and women as a whole are just getting a lot more respect and opportunities than we ever have, and it’s because of women like that, the women that started at all in TNA. I am so blessed to even be working for this company that I looked up, you know, wanted to be part of for so many years, and also to be put in a category with some of the top women and men in professional wrestling as the longest-reigning champion in Impact Wrestling history. So, I take that with – I am very proud of that, and I hope that everybody from those older generations is proud of me and hoping that I represent him as well as I can.
Her thoughts on Deonna Purrazzo joining the Knockouts Division:
I mean, let me say this – and I said this already in another interview – I’m just waiting to see exactly what Deonna’s gonna do. I have never wrestled her, ever, and she’s literally just got – she’s just got there. She’s literally been there not even long enough to have a cup of coffee and you know, and get me one, too. I’m still – I am just waiting. I am the person that is waiting to watch and see what happens, I mean, bring it, Deonna, because I’m watching you.
Full interview below. (H/T WrestleZone)