Taya Valkyrie has returned to Impact Wrestling.
The former Impact Knockouts Champion confronted ROH Women’s World Champion and AAA Reina de Reinas Champion Deonna Purrazzo following Purrazzo’s match at Friday’s Multiverse of Matches event at Wrestlecon. She issued a challenge for the AAA Reina de Reinas title at Impact’s Saturday, April 23, Rebellion event.
Purrazzo retained the AAA Reina de Reinas title at Multiverse of Matches, defeating Faby Apache. As she was addressing ROH crowning an interim Women’s World Champion in Mercedes Martinez, Valkyrie made her surprise return.
Valkyrie spent more than three years with Impact until leaving in January 2021. She signed with WWE NXT in February of last year, debuting as Franky Monet. She was released by WWE this past November. Valkyrie has the longest Knockouts World Title reign in Impact history at 377 days for her first and only run with the title, which went from January 6, 2019, until January 18, 2020.
Updated card for Impact Rebellion, Saturday, April 23 —
- Impact World Championship: Moose (c) vs. Josh Alexander
- Impact Knockouts World Championship: Tasha Steelz (c) vs. Rosemary
- Impact X Division Championship: Trey Miguel (c) vs. Ace Austin vs. Mike Bailey
- AAA Reina de Reinas Championship: Deonna Purrazzo (c) vs. Taya Valkyrie
- JONAH vs. Tomohiro Ishii
- Jonathan Gresham vs. Eddie Edwards