Lyra Valkyria feels she unlocked her next level while wrestling Tiffany Stratton

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High praise from the reigning NXT Women’s Champion. 

Dating back to October 2023, Lyra Valkyria has been reigning as NXT Women’s Champion. Before capturing the title, as Valkyria was on her road to becoming champion, she had several run-ins with Tiffany Stratton. 

The two talents clashed at NXT Battleground for the then-vacant NXT Women’s Title that Stratton went on to win. On episode #131 of WWE – Die Woche, Valkyria spoke highly of Stratton and expressed that she unlocked a new level while sharing the ring with her.

She added that it was incredible to hear the reaction Stratton received at WWE Elimination Chamber in Australia. Valkyria called it inspiring and motivating. 

I felt like wrestling Tiffany (Stratton) was a big — that was a big, pivotal moment for me, where I really felt like I unlocked the next level…

It’s incredible to see (how the crowd at Elimination Chamber reacted to Stratton) and a former NXT Women’s Champion going on to such a big reaction in such a huge stadium crowd. It’s very inspiring and motivating to see.

Stratton is officially a member of the Friday Night SmackDown roster. Since joining the brand, she is 3-0 in singles competition. 

The only two matches Stratton was not victorious in were the 2024 women’s Royal Rumble and women’s Elimination Chamber. 

If the quote in this article is used, please credit WWE – Die Woche with an H/T to POST Wrestling for the transcription.

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