Taya Valkyrie has been quite busy since leaving WWE, working independent dates and most recently returning to AAA, where she is currently the #1 contender for Deonna Purrazzo's AAA Reina de Reinas Championship, which Taya has previously held three times.
Taya Valkyrie discussed the hostility she received after calling out the WWE after the release of John Morrison in an interview with Insight with Chris Van Vliet (via Wrestling Inc.).
She said at the time that the corporation had little regard for talent and advised followers to quit supporting them.
“I was just very anxious and didn’t know what to expect, especially because when I went to WWE, it was right after the whole 2020 pandemic when I didn’t work a single indie for a year, and I was, you know, only doing Impact TV tapings.
“So it had been two years basically since I had been around fans, spoken to fans. Because at NXT, you don’t really have any fan interaction at all, and you’re in the CWC every day. So, it was just different.
“I didn’t know, I was just like, ‘do they like me? Do they hate me?’ And then also, I will touch on this, the negative backlash that I got made me even more anxious.”
She continues saying, “So when I got released, people were sympathetic and felt really bad for me, and then two weeks later when they decided to release my husband, I was mad.
“Like, I was sad and then I was mad. And then I said what I said because I was upset. I mean, I was standing up for my husband.
“Part of me was like, ‘what? Fire me. Don’t fire John. John Morrison, really? Like, why?’ So I was really upset, so I, you know, I was threatened online, I was told to kill myself.
“Every horrible thing you can think of, I was told because I stood up for my husband.“
It goes without saying that such things should never be said to anyone. Yet that is the sad reality of social media these days; fans are too often entitled enough to pull off and get away with such behaviour.
Thankfully for Taya Valkerie, she has since rebounded back into the wrestling world after her release.
She returned to Mexico’s AAA promotion to challenge Impact wrestler Deonna Purazzo for the AAA Reina de Reinas Championship in late 2021.
And fans will curiously be waiting to see where the former Franky Monet lands up next.