WWE NXT has dropped a vignette indicating the debut of a brand-new superstar as a part of their highly talented women’s division. The superstar set to make her first appearance under Shawn Michaels creative regime is Lyra Valkyria.
The vignette showed Lyra speaking in Gaelic and then English (an emphasis to her Irish roots) wandering in a forest. Furthermore, Lyra was dressed in black with black feathers, giving a hint on her upcoming gimmick in NXT.
Lyra Valkyria before WWE NXT
Lyra Valkyria signed with the WWE back in 2020 under the ring name Aoife Valkyrie. She was a part of the NXT UK brand. Valkyria was regarded as one of the top female prospects down in WWE’s UK brand. She only had two losses during her NXT UK tenure-once at the hands of Jinny and other to Meiko Satomura.
The Irish upstart wrestled her last match for the UK developmental territory on August 26th, 2022 before the closure of NXT UK. Moreover she joins the list of NXT UK superstars such as Gunther, Tyler Bate and Alba Fyre to crossover from Britain to the United States.
The company has been dropping various teasers to hype her arrival with her debut coming soon. But before the D-day arrives, let us take a deep look at who exactly is Lyra Valkyria.
I would watch the birds up in the sky spread their wings and leave Ireland and now It's time I did the same; so I've left my homeland, shedding my old feathers as new ones evolved and grew. Who you once knew is ready for a new battleground — prepare yourself for Lyra Valkyrie. 🪶 pic.twitter.com/PcBnxe1REQAdvertisement
— Qoute the Raven, nevermore. ᯽ NOT @Real_Valkyrie. (@WarStainFeather) December 1, 2022
1. Lyra Valkyria Age
The Irish rising star was born on 23 October 1996,turned 26 this year.
Lyra Valkyria stands at around 5’2-5’4 tall with no source to report on her exact height.
3. List of Accolades
The talented superstar from Ireland has defeated the likes Nina Samuels, MJ Jenkins, Dani Luna and Aliyah. She had a 14-month winning streak until suffering a defeat at the hands of Meiko Satomura on the April 29, 2021, episode of NXT UK.
4. Real Name
Lyra’s real name is Aoife Cusack. She wrestled under the ring name Aoife Valkyrie, making her first name as a part of her ring name.
5. Career before WWE
— Wrestling-News.Net (@WN_Net) December 1, 2022
She began her wrestling training at Fight Factory Pro Wrestling for one year and made her professional debut in 2015 competing for promotions such as Celtic Championship Wrestling, Pro Wrestling Ulster, Over the Top Wrestling and Uprising.