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Taya Valkyrie returns to Impact, challenging Deonna Purrazzo at Rebellion

Valkyrie vs. Purrazzo for the AAA Reina de Reinas title is set for April 23.
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Taya Valkyrie has returned to Impact Wrestling. 

The former Impact Knockouts Champion confronted ROH Women's World Champion and AAA Reina de Reinas Champion Deonna Purrazzo following Purrazzo's match at Friday's Multiverse of Matches event, issuing a challenge for the AAA title at Impact's Saturday, April 23 Rebellion event. 

Purrazzo retained the AAA title at Multiverse of Matches, defeating Faby Apache. As she was addressing ROH crowning an interim Women's World Champion in Mercedes Martinez, Valkyrie made her surprise return. 

Valkyrie was written out of Impact storylines in January 2021 after a run of three-plus years with the company. She signed with WWE in February 2021, then debuted on the NXT brand in April 2021. She was released by WWE in November 2021. 

Six matches are now set for Rebellion. The lineup: 

Impact Rebellion, Saturday, April 23 --

  • Impact World Championship: Moose (c) vs. Josh Alexander
  • Impact Knockouts World Championship: Tasha Steelz (c) vs. Rosemary
  • Impact X Division Championship: Trey Miguel (c) vs. Ace Austin vs. Mike Bailey
  • AAA Reina de Reinas Championship: Deonna Purrazzo (c) vs. Taya Valkyrie
  • JONAH vs. Tomohiro Ishii
  • Jonathan Gresham vs. Eddie Edwards