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Taya Valkyrie debuts as Franky Monet on WWE NXT


Now going by the name Franky Monet, Taya Valkyrie arrived in WWE on tonight's TakeOver: Stand & Deliver fallout edition of NXT.

Monet made her NXT debut by interrupting new NXT Women's Champion Raquel Gonzalez on tonight's show. WWE had been hyping for the past two weeks that Monet would be debuting tonight.

After defeating Io Shirai to win the NXT Women's Championship at TakeOver: Stand & Deliver night one last week, Gonzalez cut a promo on tonight's show and declared that the Raquel Gonzalez era has officially begun. Monet's music then hit and she came out to the ring with her Pomeranian dog. Monet congratulated Gonzalez on her title win but said she was here to formally introduce herself to Gonzalez and the world. Monet called herself La Wera Loca Franky Monet.

Monet said the best division on the planet has now gotten a little shinier, a little more boujee, and a whole lot better. Monet said that since Gonzalez is at the top of Monet's division, she'll be seeing a whole lot more of Monet. Gonzalez responded by saying Monet is lucky that she's in a good mood tonight. Gonzalez said that if Monet interrupts her again, she'll shove Monet's dog straight up Monet's butt. Monet told Gonzalez that she'll be seeing her every single Tuesday.

After Monet left the ring, new Raw Women's Champion Rhea Ripley and new SmackDown Women's Champion Bianca Belair appeared on NXT and celebrated their title wins with Gonzalez.

It was announced this February that Valkyrie had signed with WWE and joined the Performance Center. She's a former Impact Wrestling Knockouts Champion and has also held the AAA Reina de Reinas Championship three times during her career.