The professional wrestling world has been buzzing since All Elite Wrestling (AEW) announced the suspension of one of its stars, Taya Valkyrie, following her actions on live television. Valkyrie, a former IMPACT Wrestling Knockouts Champion, challenged Jade Cargill for the TBS Championship on the April 26th edition of AEW Dynamite.
However, during the match, Cargill and her lawyer Mark Sterling banned Valkyrie from using her signature move, the Road to Valhalla, due to its similarity to Cargill's Jaded finisher. The match ended unexpectedly when Valkyrie hesitated to use the move, which allowed Cargill to capitalize with a roll-up and earn her 56th win.
A visibly frustrated Valkyrie hoisted referee Aubrey Edwards in the air, seemingly preparing to execute her banned move on the official. Thankfully, other officials quickly intervened and stopped Valkyrie before further damage could be done.
The consequences of Valkyrie's actions were revealed in the May 5th edition of AEW Rampage, where Cargill faced off against Gia Scott. During the match, the announcers announced that the company had suspended Valkyrie for putting her hands on a referee.
The length of her suspension remains unknown at this time.
AEW Suspends Taya Valkyrie Indefinitely
Valkyrie's suspension has shocked many fans and industry insiders, as she had only recently made her debut in AEW. She has a decorated career in professional wrestling, having held multiple championships in various promotions, including AAA, Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide, and IMPACT Wrestling.
Her suspension has sparked speculation about the future of her career with AEW and the potential impact on her standing in the industry. It's worth noting that professional wrestling is a highly scripted and choreographed art form, and physical altercations with referees are strictly prohibited.
Any violation of this rule is taken very seriously and can lead to severe repercussions, as demonstrated by Valkyrie's suspension. While it's uncertain when Valkyrie will be able to return to the ring, her suspension serves as a reminder of the high standards of conduct expected from professional wrestlers, both in and out of the ring.
It also highlights the importance of maintaining a professional and respectful attitude towards fellow performers, officials, and fans.