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Taya leaves AAA amid controversy over the AAA Reina de Reinas Championship

Taya, who was stripped of the Reina de Reinas Championship title earlier this month, is now leaving AAA after the promotion performed its own “screw job.”

Taya was stripped of the title because she used a choke during her No-DQ match with Ayako Hamada months earlier in April when she won the belt.

Earlier this week Sexy Star won the AAA Reina de Reinas Championship at Sunday’s AAA television taping in Monterrey. It was her first match for the promotion since she announced her retirement from pro wrestling last year. She decided to focus on boxing but then made a return to the wrestling ring stating that she had a change of heart.

Taya responded earlier to the surprise upset on twitter:

According to Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer, apparently AAA asked Taya’s fiancee (and current AAA triple champion) Johnny Mundo to bring Taya’s Reina de Reinas title belt to the June 30 taping in Puebla, under the pretense that they needed to hold onto it to take photos. The next day, AAA announced the title was vacated, stating that Taya had been stripped of the title due to using a choke hold in a no-disqualification match.

In Monterrey, Vampiro, currently AAA’s Director of Talent, announced to the live crowd that Taya did not show up to defend her title, even though the truth is she was never booked or scheduled to appear in Monterrey anyway.

Vampiro had this to say about the situation:

“Probably shouldn’t do this as I don’t give a f–k, but a mark is a mark, regardless of its gender! It’s called building a story and a angle and the day that talent dictates what happens in any company, then the company is in trouble. There are hundreds of people involved in planning stories ,programming events in advance, and , for me to even waste time addressing this to you, is crazy, as, I have a responsibility to do the best I can with what I have in front of me. Running a company in three continents is extremely complicated.

Now , as far as Taya is concerned, I chose not to say anything as I have been around long enough to see to many young talents close doors because they lose touch with reality. I support her and I think she is incredible. Her opinions are hers and hers alone. As far as you go, they say you do what I have done, or go through what I have gone through, and can do a better job than me , I will respect you. For now, I apologize , but to me , you’re a person who made me take 5 mins out of my day to answer your text, out of respect for your ignorance. Other than that, have a good day!”

Johnny Mundo gave his two cents, calling Vampiro a “two faced lying douche bag who believes his own lies.”

Taya was with the promotion since 2012 and is a former two-time and longest-reigning Reina de Reinas Champion in history.

Lucha Blog reported much more information about the situation on Monday, saying that to the best of their knowledge, a deal was worked out at the end of June between Sexy Star and AAA for her to return and giving her the belt was part of the deal.

*UPDATE* – July 20, 2017

Taya commented to Diva Dirt that, “This has nothing to do with the championship itself but more with the way I was treated. This is an extremely hard business and I grew up so much as a person and performer in AAA. But that same company that I stood by while so many talent left and talked bad about them, eventually turned on me. I’m so passionate about what Lucha Libre represents and I truly see myself as a luchadora since Mexico accepted me as one of their own. But I can’t stand by while I’m lied to and some attempt to manipulate this situation in their favor. I’m loyal, I’ve worked my butt off for over 5 years holding a flag and representing AAA internationally and just ask for that same loyalty in return.”

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