Wrestling & MMA

Knockouts Champ Taya Valkyrie talks pursuit of title and Impact Wrestling on Pursuit

Impact Wrestling is now on Pursuit, literally and figuratively.

Hyping the move, which began in January, is its wrestling stars including Knockouts Champ Taya Valkyrie, and you can see her and her associates 10 p.m. Fridays on the company’s new TV home Pursuit Channel as well as Twitch.

Valkyrie knows something about pursuit. Pursuing the Knockouts belt, she made a huge statement to drop kick-off 2019 by capturing the title over Tessa Blanchard at Impact Wrestling Homecoming in Nashville.


Wearing gold is a family thing. Her husband, Johnny Impact, is the Impact Wrestling Champ, making this husband-wife tandem unique in the pro wrestling annals.

Johnny is one of the top stars going today, and Taya is, too.

Pro Wrestling Illustrated ranked her No. 36 of the top 100 female wrestlers in the PWI Female 100 of 2018.

Interview with Impact Wrestling Knockouts Champ Taya Valkyrie.

Drake, Valkyrie in Las Vegas

Former IMPACT Wrestling Champ Eli Drake and Valkyrie were in Las Vegas recently for a special appearance at the 41st annual SHOT Show.

For the past 40 years and the 10th consecutive year at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas, firearm industry professionals gathered for SHOT Show, the largest trade show for target shooting, hunting, outdoor and law enforcement products.

Drake and Valkyrie met fans at the Pursuit Channel booth, signing autographs and posing for photos.

They also met the legendary Undertaker, who just happened to be there, too.


IMPACT Wrestling, a subsidiary of Anthem Sports & Entertainment Corp., broadcasts its weekly two-hour Impact! flagship TV show on Fridays at 10 p.m. ET on Pursuit Channel across the U.S., and also on IMPACT Wrestling’s official Twitch channel (www.twitch.tv/impactwrestling).

IMPACT Wrestling returns to Las Vegas from Friday to Sunday for three consecutive nights on high-flying wrestling action at Sam’s Town Casino.

VIP Packages for the shows are still available and can be purchased at:


Tickets for the February shows can be purchased at:


About IMPACT Wrestling

IMPACT Wrestling is one of the world’s largest wrestling entertainment properties, creating more than 200 hours of original content annually across television and other digital platforms. IMPACT Wrestling specializes in creating premium content, events, products, merchandise and music, as well as the management and promotion of professional wrestlers.

The roster features such greats as World Champion Johnny Impact, Eli Drake, Moose, Eddie Edwards, Sami Callihan, Brian Cage, Pentagon Jr., Fenix, Rich Swann, the high-flying X-Division, plus the Knockouts, including Tessa Blanchard, Su Yung, Allie, Rosemary and Knockouts Champ Taya Valkyrie.


Its highly successful flagship, IMPACT!, is broadcast globally, including Fridays at 10 p.m. on Pursuit Channel in the United States, Fight Network and GameTV in Canada, Sony ESPN in India, 5Spike and Fight Network in the United Kingdom, SuperSport in Africa, and MX52 in Mexico.

Additional IMPACT Wrestling content also airs on Fight Network in the U.S., which is available on cable systems such as Altice One, Suddenlink, Centurylink, Armstrong Cable, among others. IMPACT Wrestling also streams a 24-hour channel on Twitch.tv and is a top 10 sports video producer on YouTube with over 2 million subscribers, 36 million monthly views and 1.5 billion all-time views.

IMPACT Wrestling launched the exclusive Global Wrestling Network (GWN) app in October 2017, showcasing more than 3,000 hours of library and current programming, as well as content from leading independent professional wrestling organizations around the world.

For more information, visit www.impactwrestling.com and www.pursuitchannel.com.


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