Earlier this year, Lucha Underground taped season four, set to air this summer, from their new temple location in California.
Lucha Underground luchadora and Impact Wrestling Knockout Taya Valkyrie recently spoke with the Women’s Pro Wrestling Weekly podcast to discuss the upcoming season, her wedding plans with Johnny Mundo, the possibility of going to WWE and more. Highlights of the interview below, courtesy of After Buzz TV.
On her wedding plans with Johnny Mundo: 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.
Teases about season four 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.
Filming season four of Lucha Underground in four weeks: This season was done very compressed compared to past seasons. We did fewer 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 possibly going to WWE: 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.
Her Wrestling Goals: 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 my verses, someone to the 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.
Taya also discusses her upcoming Knockouts Title match against Allie, staying healthy and filming for GLOW if asked.
You can watch the full interview below:
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