Lyra Valkyria is coming soon to NXT – A new vignette for Valkyria aired during last night’s NXT episode on the USA Network, as seen below. Valkyria is the former Aoife Valkyrie of NXT UK.
“As a child I would watch the sky, watching the birds as they leave Ireland for a new place, for a new life. Now I have left my homeland, channeling the spirit of The Morrígan, and as my old feathers fall to the ground, new feathers emerge stronger. Who you once knew has shape-shifted to a new form, and is ready for a new battleground. Prepare yourself for Lyra Valkyria,” she said in the vignette seen below.
Valkyria tweeted a self photo after last night’s NXT vignette and wrote, “Go where you feel most alive [feather emoji] Lyra Valkyria is #NXT”
The Dublin, Ireland native signed with WWE in January 2020 following a successful run on the UK indies. She made her WWE debut with a win over Amale at the January 17, 2020 NXT UK TV tapings. She worked a few non-televised NXT live events in the United States the following month, defeating Aliyah on February 14, 2020, in Tampa. She was undefeated in her first 9 NXT UK matches until losing to Meiko Satomura on the April 29, 2021 episode. Her last match was a No DQ win over Jinny on the August 28, 2021 NXT UK episode.
WWE filed to trademark the “Lyra Valkyria” name back in mid-October.
There is no word yet on when Valkyria will make her NXT TV debut, but we will keep you updated.
Below is the new vignette for Valkyria, along with the aforementioned tweet:
Lyra Valkyria is coming soon to NXT