Taya Valkyrie: WWE doesn’t care about its talent or fans

Nov 19, 2021 - by Colin Vassallo

Taya Valkyrie, who up until a few weeks ago performed under the name of Franky Monet on NXT, gave WWE a piece of her mind following the latest round of cuts which also included her husband John Morrison.

“Stop supporting a company that has ZERO respect for their talent,” Valkyrie wrote on her Twitter following the news. “You love pro wrestling, spend your money on the hundreds of other alternatives. This is wrong.”

Valkyrie added that ethically, as employers, WWE doesn’t care about its talent or fans, going full-on nuclear on the company following both of their releases. She was cut just nine months into her WWE stint and after arriving with much fanfare, she did not appear much on NXT television.

When asked by someone on Twitter why is she saying this about WWE, she replied, “My husband got fired. This is why I’m saying this. I’m speaking my truth. I’m sick and tired of ppl treating us like shit. In two weeks we lost both our incomes. Before the holidays, I’m allowed to feel how I do.”

WWE has released some of its top Superstars this year, with close to 100 individuals being cut during 2021. The company has said that these cuts were due to budget cuts even though they have been posting record profits every quarter.

9 Responses

  1. art123guy says:

    I’m sure she felt this way before and didn’t say anything because she didn’t wanna get her husband in trouble. That’s why she had nothing bad to say when she was let go.

  2. Anthony says:

    I 100% agree with Taya with her statement. Her talent was misused in the WWE like so many of the other released talent. I have stopped watching their product because it is too vanilla, boring and sucks.

  3. Disgruntled Jobber says:

    I’m waiting for the WWE fan boys to come here and offer a rebuttal, but let me stop them before they start. WWE doesn’t give a crap about you. They really don’t. The moment they see fans like something in NXT, the moment a wrestler is brought up, they strip away everything fans liked about them in NXT. WWE is also is essentially pleading poverty in these cuts, while posting profits.

    WWE right now is run by arrogance and could give less than a crap about the fans. The only thing they want from you is that rectangular piece of paper in your wallet.

  4. Steve says:

    Boy, as much as like have like the WWE product Taya is speaking the truth. They are dropping the ball in good talent & letting bad flourish. Can someone please get Vince to give Gabriel Sapolsky input into story lines and building characters.

  5. MIchael V says:

    Wrong, Taya. WWE doesn’t care about talent who aren’t getting over with the fans. I wonder how many millions of dollars they are losing by letting her and her husband go?

  6. Jason says:

    I would agree. I think they are so scripted and don’t let anyone grow because of that. I stopped watching two years ago as I was a fan growing up in the late 80’s and followed it since. Where AEW has listened to fans and are doing a good job on building their product.

  7. paul e says:

    Maybe not be just barely starting the performance center and training wheels NXT life had something to do with it at 50 years old. Also, being 50lbs overweight aint helping your climb up the card. Stay underground, via lucha underground. You got your damn husband fired with your whining. You know him, right? The one w/ the talent in the couple

  8. Kevin says:

    @MIchael V Maybe WWE needs to get rid of some of the writers and not the wrestlers. Peyton Royce, Billie Kay, Chelsea Green, Braun Strowman, Aleister Black, Ruby Riott, Buddy Murphy, Fandango, Tyler Breeze, Bray Wyatt, Bronson Reed, Keith Lee, hit row, drake maverick were all over. Maybe not all main event players but you still need a middle and under card and all of these people were someone what over. I could prob go thru the current roster and find less over people.

  9. Cool Arrow says:

    “WWE doesn’t care about talent who aren’t getting over with the fans.”

    OK, but when talent aren’t getting over because of stupid booking, is that the talent’s fault?

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