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By Mike Johnson on 2021-01-19 20:56:00

Taya Valkyrie, who was the longest reigning Impact Wrestling Knockouts Champion in the company's history, officially finished with Impact tonight after being taken into "custody" upon the reveal that she set up Larry D to shoot John E. Bravo at the Bravo-Rosemary wedding last year.  Taya's contract with the company expired last month, so she stayed to finish up at the Hard To Kill PPV, putting over Deonna Purrazzo in what was presented as Taya putting her legacy on the line and then closing out her storyline at TV. reported in late 2019 that Taya's two year deal with the company had rolled over for an additional year.  That third year just expired.

Taya, 37, debuted for Impact Wrestling in 2017 and evolved into one of the top and most important female personalities for the promotion over the last several years.  In her final appearance for the company, she revealed that she had Bravo shot to protect her friend Rosemary from marrying him, not realizing Rosemary, a Demon in storyline, was using him to get to his virgin blood.

After being confronted with the evidence of her guilt tonight on Impact by Bravo, Tommy Dreamer and Acey Romero, who had each been investigating who shot Bravo, Taya admitted she did it, saying her only regret is that Bravo didn't die.  Dreamer had security drag Taya out.    As Taya was being dragged out, Rosemary scared off security.  She asked Taya why she didn't tell us.  Rosemary said that she had a plan.  Taya said she doesn't know why but one of the biggest accomplishments in her career, no matter what she does next, was having Rosemary in her corner.  They hugged.  Security dragged Taya out.  Rosemary said that this is why we don't have friends, because it never works out for them.  

When Acey wondered where Taya is will end up, Dreamer said that if she's lucky, she's going to Jacksonville State Prison but if she isn't, she'll be going to Stamford Correctional for 2 years with an option for a third year and trust him, that will change a person together.  Romero said he hopes she doesn't end up in Baltimore.  Bravo looked sad and asked Dreamer to hold him.  Dreamer consoled him and said it's finally over.

Taya is married to WWE star John Morrison, who she had an incredible on-screen partnership with in both Impact Wrestling and Lucha Underground.

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