JOHNNY IMPACT AND TAYA VALKYRIE RE-SIGN WITH IMPACT
Johnny Impact (John Hennigan) and his fiancee Taya Valkyrie (Kira Forster) have re-signed with Impact Wrestling. Their deal with Impact Wrestling allows them to appear on both Impact and Lucha Underground. Don Callis announced the contract signing on his podcast “Killin’ the Town”.
Johnny Impact is a professional wrestler, actor and traceur, who currently wrestles for Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide and Lucha Underground under the ring name Johnny Mundo and for Impact Wrestling under the ring name Johnny Impact. He is also known for his tenure in WWE where he used the ring names John Morrison and Johnny Nitro. Hennigan was the winner of Tough Enough III, a televised competition that would award the winner a WWE contract, and was assigned to their developmental territory, Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW), to continue his wrestling training. While in OVW, he adopted the ring name Johnny Nitro and was placed in a tag team with Joey Mercury. The duo won the OVW Southern Tag Team Championship and alongside their manager Melina, the stable was called MNM. MNM was called up to the SmackDown! roster and on their debut match in April 2005, Hennigan and Mercury won the WWE Tag Team Championship. After the stable split, Hennigan won the ECW World Championship and his ring name changed to John Morrison. He then formed a partnership with The Miz in late 2007, with the two capturing the WWE Tag Team Championship and the World Tag Team Championship on separate occasions, as well as winning the 2008 Tag Team of the Year Slammy Award. After leaving WWE in November 2011, Hennigan began wrestling overseas on the independent circuit before wrestling in lucha libre professional wrestling promotions Lucha Underground and Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide. In Lucha Underground, Hennigan won the main event of the debut episode, as well as the first ladder match and steel cage match in the promotion’s history. He is also the second Triple Crown Champion in the company’s history, having held the Lucha Underground Championship, the Gift of the Gods Championship and the Trios Championship once each. In AAA, he (with partners Chavo Guerrero Jr. and Brian Cage) won the 2016 Lucha Libre World Cup, and is currently the reigning Mega Champion as well as a former Latin American and World Cruiserweight Champion (being the first in history to hold the three titles simultaneously). Hennigan also debuted for Impact Wrestling, participating in the main event match for the 2017 Bound for Glory pay-per-view.
Taya Valkyrie is an actress, pro wrestler, and entertainer. Currently living in Los Angeles and working for both Impact Wrestling and Lucha Underground. She is best known for her time at Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide (AAA) and is a former two-time and longest-reigning Reina de Reinas Champion in history.http://www.firstcomicsnews.com/johnny-impact-and-taya-valkyrie-re-sign-with-impact/http://www.firstcomicsnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Impact-Wrestling-logo-600x257.pnghttp://www.firstcomicsnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Impact-Wrestling-logo-150x64.pngNewsWrestling News