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It wasn’t the cleanest of victories, but British Columbia, Canada’s Taya Valkyrie made history at last night’s AAA TripleMania XXII show in Mexico City, Mexico when she became the first foreigner to win the Reina de Reinas Championship from Faby Apache.
As well as receiving liberal help from Sexy Star, Valkyrie also had a hand in the form of rúdo (heel) referee Hijo del Tirantes in order to wrest the title from Apache. Despite the interference and biased officiating, the titleholder held her own for a lot of the match, and even bloodied the challenger’s nose along the way. It became a sticking point as Tirantes refused to count pitfalls for Faby to check on whether the Canadian could continue, and he even broke up submission holds to make sure Taya did not submit. Eventually, an errant dropkick by the champion wiped out the referee and saw Sexy interfere further, though she ended up being ejected from the arena by commissioner El Fantasma. In the end, the 27-year old’s victory was clean as she hit a Northern Lights Suplex and a kangaroo style double stomp to claim the championship. Read More
It should also be noted that Taya Valkyrie trained at Lance Storm’s (@LanceStorm)Storm Wrestling Academy in Calgary, Canada and Storm is a big supporter of women’s wrestling and was eagerly anticipating her big match. Storm had the following to say on Twitter:
has it’s first Major Company Champion
“You have no idea how hard this girl worked to get here. ”