It seems that the former AAA Reina de Reinas Champion Taya Valkyrie declared herself a free agent after "Future Endeavoring" AAA over the weekend after a new Reina de Reinas Champion was crowned. Taya had previously been stripped of the Reina de Reinas Championship via a statement by Vampiro, who is the head of talent at AAA. Essentially Taya had used a chokehold in a NO DQ match against Ayako Hamada. Taya says she wasn't notified by anyone in the office including Vampiro. Apparently she wasn't happy when the title was put on the line in a match and even more upset when the recently retired Sexy Star ended up winning the championship. Apparently Taya has quit AAA, but is still contractually obligated to appear at Lucha Underground . Not entirely sure how contracts work with AAA, but I don't believe Taya is able to sign with any major company until things are worked out between her and AAA. Taya Valkyrie's foray into Lucha Libre comes " back all the way to nearly five years ago leaving her then home promotion ECCW in Canada to joining with Los Perros Del Mal. Since then she became a permanent part of AAA and was the longest reigning Reina de Reinas Champion. Its also being reported that Taya will now be taking part of the upcoming Global Force Wrestling Live events in New York. Along with Fiance Morrison, Taya will be appearing August 4th in Long Island, August 5th in Staten Island, and August 6th in Bridgeport, CT.
The other half of reDragon has made his debut at Full Sail University tonight taking on Alistar Black. Oddly enough that's who Bobby Fish debuted against last month. The multi time ROH tag champion, PWG World Champion, ROH World Champion and IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Tag Champion really established himself as one of the best. One could only assume that a reDragon reunion is in the works if O'Reilly has signed.
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Back in April, Lio Rush's contract had expired with Ring of Honor. What some considered to be a step for Rush's career might have helped launched him to the next level. PWinsider.com is reporting that the former CZW World Champion is Orlando bound and will be signing with the WWE to join NXT in the near future. Once leaving ROH, it appeared that Rush did everything he possibly could to get the attention of the WWE. In just three months, Rush would add wrestling in Mexico, Canada, and the UK to his resume. He would win the CZW World Championship defeating Joe Gacy. He unsuccessfully challenged Zack Sabre Jr. for the EVOLVE Title. He would make it to the finals of the 21st Annual Super 8 Tournament. He would appear on seven Pay Per Views world wide. Last week Rush denied reports that the WWE has contacted him, "My interest in WWE again is through the roof. I haven’t been contacted by WWE, but the playing field right now with the cruiserweights, and that’s been somewhat of a main focus with them, it drives me to become better," he shared on the Ring Rust Radio Podcast.
Moments ago the WWE announced that they had come to terms with releasing Austin Aries. Aries WWE Career last about a year and a half. In that time he was featured extensively in NXT as a major challenger to Nakamura. Aries was nearly blinded by Nakamura while in NXT. When Aries was promoted to the Crusierweight Division, many thought it would be his division for the taking. Aries received an opportunity at Wrestlemania to wrestler for the Cruiserweight Title, but came up short. As recent as last Saturday Aries was in Japan with the WWE challenging for the WWE Cruiserweight Championship in matches with Neville and Tozawa. On most house shows, Aries challenging Neville seemed to be the program. Aries brought a breath of fresh air to 205 Live on the WWE Network. Prior to joining the WWE, Aries was a former IMPACT World Champion, X-Division Champion, IMPACT Tag Champion, ROH World Champion and ROH Tag Champion. At 39 years of age, Aries still has a the potential to have high caliber matches, with just about anyone really. It'll be interesting to see where Aries goes next.