John Morrison and Taya Valkyrie are a well-known professional wrestling couple. John Morrison works for WWE, and Taya works for Impact Wrestling. They got married nearly two-and-a-half years ago and worked together at Impact Wrestling for some time.
Taya Valkyrie on Her Relationship with John Morrison
Chris Van Vliet asked Taya about their relationship and how they first met. "We had met before because he was coming to AAA, because obviously, I think once he started working on [Lucha Underground] Season 1, he was coming to AAA and doing TV.
But it was never like we weren't friends. I was just excited that someone spoke English," joked Valkyrie. "Obviously I knew who he was, and he was so sweet. John is the sweetest human in all the world, in all the land.
He was just always really nice to me. It was never more than that." She spoke about her dynamic with John during that time. He was known as Johnny Mundo in AAA. "I went to Lucha Underground. Originally, I was actually told I was going to be 'Kobra Moon', so I had taken all the measurements for my costumes and everything.
So when I went to the temple, I was greeted by Chavo Guerrero. He showed me around and then I was told that I was not going to be Kobra Moon," recalled Valkyrie. "They said, 'You're going to be with Johnny Mundo and PJ Black.'
And I don't know if they had, at that time, decided if it was PJ and Jack [Evans] that we were going to be [Worldwide Underground]. But I was told right away I was going to be with Johnny Mundo. I'm just in shock because everything kept changing - that's just wrestling and TV in general.
A lot of things changed at the last minute. That day, I did my first run-in with John, and we were just like-- I was just nervous because I didn't know what to expect. This guy's a mega-star. Brian Cage is in there; there's a lot going on.
I was just nervous. It was my first time in the temple, and I finally put my mark in the U.S. doing something." Her first match at Lucha Underground was against Brian Cage. It was in 2015 and many people still talk about it today.
"It meant so much to me, and then it was the next day that I had that match versus Brian Cage that everyone still talks about. That was day two when John told me in the office that he had broken his foot," stated Taya Valkyrie.
"So they sent him to the hospital because he was supposed to have that match, and he said to me, 'Will you do this No DQ with Brian?' And I said, 'Sure!' So he went to the hospital, we called the match, everything was figured out, and they said, 'Brian had this crazy spot for you through these two tables.
Are you okay with this?' 'Sure!' And he came back right as the show was starting because he had to do something and did a run-in in the match, and he goes, 'Oh yeah, I just sprained my foot. I didn't break it.' Great.