Straight outta IMPACT Franky Monet makes her NXT debut. Japanese wrestler Sarray to make her debut next week.
We recently saw a teaser for Monet at NXT TakeOver: Stand & Deliver and that she was coming soon. However, we didn’t know who she was or what kind of threat she was to the NXT Women’s division. We now know the answer to both those questions.
A Talent As Bright As Claude Monet
Monet was formerly known as Taya Valkyrie. She spent most of her wrestling career down in Mexico wrestling for AAA, but Americans may recognize her from her time in Lucha Underground and IMPACT. While in IMPACT she became the longest reigning Knockouts Champion of all time. So as far as how seriously her competition should take her; the answer is very seriously.
This Tuesday Monet made her presence known to everyone, especially the NXT Women’s Champion Raquel Gonzalez. She came to the ring to introduce herself to Gonzalez personally. According to Monet, the NXT Women’s division just got “a little shinier, bougier and a whole lot better.” However, the real reason for Monet coming out was to tell Gonzalez to get used to her because the champion is going to be seeing Monet every Tuesday.
I’m pretty excited to see what Monet can do over in NXT. Since Rhea Ripley got called up to RAW a spot is open for a dominant female competitor and Monet fits that bill really well.
Monet was signed in February and in only two months she is debuting on TV in a feud against the champion just demonstrates her talent. It wouldn’t surprise me if she gets called up to the main roster in the not too distant future. She is married to John Morrison, so she may end up with Miz and Morrison. Which would add a lot to the group.
Is Sarray Ready For NXT
To counterbalance the established star, WWE just announced the up-in-coming star Sarray will debut next week.
This is actually well overdue. Sarray was signed last February, but COVID halted travel so she had to stay in Japan for the past year and delay her debut. Luckily for her WWE let her take some wrestling dates in Japan. However, the wait is over and Sarray is ready to make her debut Tuesday.
Sarray is a former tag and women’s world champion in multiple Japanese wrestling promotions. All of her wrestling career has taken place in Japan, so most Americans are unfamiliar with her. However, come Tuesday this all changes. The US will see soon enough what Sarray can do and we may have another destroyer like Asuka on our hands.
What do you think of Monet’s debut? Do you like her name change? Do you think she will do well in NXT? Who in NXT are you excited to see her wrestle? Are you looking forward to seeing Sarray debut? Are you familiar with her wrestling work? Leave your thoughts in the comments below or over on Twitter.