A triple champion across three promotions, Taya Valkyrie made her debut for AEW on Wednesday night’s episode of Dynamite, confronting reigning AEW TBS Champion Jade Cargill.
Wednesday’s show saw Cargill successfully defend the TBS Championship against Nicole Matthews in a Canadian Open Challenge.
Following the match, Cargill asked if that was all Canada could offer, and this led to Valkyrie coming out to the ring.
Valkyrie got right in Cargill’s face, but the undefeated TBS Champion Cargill backed off. Leila Grey made an attempt to attack Valkyrie but got decimated by the decorated Canadian athlete. Cargill tried to brawl but was held back by Mark Sterling and the referees.
Following the segment, AEW President Tony Khan announced that Valkyrie has signed with the company.
Valkyrie currently holds the Impact Knockouts World Tag Team Championship, the AAA Reina de Reinas Championship, and the MLW Women’s Featherweight Championship.