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Taya Valkyrie Discusses Lucha Underground Season 4

Posted By James Walsh on 04/12/18

Taya Valkyrie spoke with Afterbuzz TV’s Women’s Pro Wrestling Weekly show for a new interview discussing the fourth season of Lucha Underground and more. Highlights and video are below:

On her wedding plans: “We are getting married on June 1st. Putting a wedding together is the hardest thing I’ve ever done in my life….harder than wrestling, I swear to my life. As much as there is stuff on the internet and people can tell you stuff; how to do something easier or whatever….it’s still really-really hard. Trying to coordinate two hundred people and a lot of families. John comes from a giant Irish family, so I have to make sure everyone knows what’s going on and get it all together; I also want it to be really-really perfect. It’s coming along.”

On the upcoming fourth season of Lucha Underground: “I’m going to say that season four honestly was a really- really big turning point for the Taya character. I felt like she changed and grew and you really see a different side of her, then we had mid-prior seasons….Season four…. so much great stuff Is going on in my life, professionally and personally so I feel like…it showed. It showed how passionate we all were about that TV show, especially since we took a long hiatus between season three and four. So, some people are going to say “who is this girl,” because I completely feel like my style has changed; the way I wrestle has changed. I’m more confident, I know what I’m doing a lot more. Even though I’ve been wrestling for eight years, you never ever stop learning and growing. I feel like season four is going to be very interesting for everyone to watch.”

On filming the season in four weeks: “This season was done very compressed compared to past seasons. We did less episodes as well, but I mean we did four weeks of taping for 20 plus episodes, back to back. So it was a lot; hence I’m still a little bit sick, we all got sick. We were just giving it everything we had, like to put together something we’re really proud of. The new temple is really interesting and different with special little secrets that you all will find out in the future because I will not tell you anything. It was a cool feeling to be back with our little lucha fam.”

On staying healthy: “I actually gained weight and I get it. I actually was been criticized very publicly by fans and things like that because during season 2 & season 3 (Lucha Underground) I went through all that personal stuff and I went through a bad period of fighting an eating disorder and depression and things like that and now you’re seeing me being healthy and me being in control of myself. So, I just want everyone to make sure everyone knows, that this is healthy! That is what women should look like and anyone who wants to talk s**t about a woman actually looking healthy has got a problem. I train really hard to look like that, I know I’m strong, I don’t get injured……. I used to get injured all the time and now I’m finally standing my ground.”

On possibly appearing on Netflix’s GLOW: “They actually came to watch an episode of Season 4 this year, which was amazing! I was totally marking out! I’ve never been approached to be on the show, but I’m obviously open to it. I would love to be a part of something like that because I think what they are doing is really cool, and the chicks on that show are wicked. I only saw some of the actresses, but as you know Chavo Guerrero is on Lucha and he is involved with that show, Marty Elias, our referee is also involved with that show, so there is a lot of crossovers, who knows! But hey, hit me up!”

On possibly going to WWE at some point: “I think so. Why not? There is another place I have not been so maybe they need a little Wera Loca in their life. And there a lot of really talented women on that roster right now that I think I would have great matches with. And a lot of men that I think I would have great matches with so maybe they need a little spice.”

On her goals in the industry: “I want to main event a giant pay-per-view. I think we are getting more and more respect every day and we proving we can actually wrestle and we are not just here to look cute and shake our butts; like we can actually go. So, why not have me verses, someone to main event on Triplemanía in Mexico. Like, why hasn’t that happened? But, maybe I’ll be the first one to do it or an Impact pay-per-view or something like that. That is the biggest thing for me, so we are given that exact same opportunity as the guys. I think we have shown and proven over and over again that we can go.”