Taya Valkyrie recently had a conversation with Chris Van Vliet, discussing various topics including her big match for the TBS Championship at AEW Double or Nothing, the AEW locker room, and her thoughts on WWE.

When asked about the possibility of re-signing with WWE, Valkyrie mentioned that she didn’t give it too much thought. While acknowledging that some of her friends, like Chelsea Green, she personally didn’t feel strongly about going back. Valkyrie was uncertain if she wanted to subject herself to that environment again, but ultimately, things worked out for her and she couldn’t be happier with her decision.

“I didn’t really think about it too much. Obviously, I have some friends that have gone back, for example, Chelsea Green is an example and she’s thriving and she is killing it. I’m so proud of her. But like, I didn’t really think about it too much. I just knew that if it was meant to be, it was meant to be and I was kind of indifferent. I didn’t know if I wanted to subject myself to being in a space like that again. I mean, it worked out. I couldn’t be happier about it.”

Regarding her reception in the AEW locker room, Valkyrie shared that she was welcomed with open arms and felt a positive energy from everyone. While some people, such as Britt Baker, were aware of her arrival, others were pleasantly surprised. Starting a new job can always bring nerves, no matter the industry, but Valkyrie emphasized the warm reception she received.


“I was welcomed with open arms and it was such good energy. Everyone was just surprised to see me. I think Britt knew. I’m trying to think who else knew? But yeah, it was just so positive. I mean, when you’re starting a new job anywhere, it doesn’t matter where it is, you know, in a studio like this or if it’s in pro-wrestling or a restaurant, you always have those kinds of nerves because you never know what’s really going to happen. It’s like walking into the first day of school. You know, like, catering, I’m like, which lunch table do I sit at? I’m still, you know, trying to figure that out, but honestly, everyone was so welcoming and excited and it just made me a much more calm person and just felt like I belonged there.”

As she prepares for her TBS Championship match at AEW Double Or Nothing, Valkyrie is focused and grateful for the support she has received from the AEW roster.

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