Lyra Valkyria On Shawn Michaels: “I Owe Him A Lot In My Career”

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WWE NXT Women’s Champion Lyra Valkyria recently spoke with’s Steve Fall on a number of topics including how she owes WWE Hall of Famer “The Heart Break Kid” Shawn Michaels a lot in her career and how HBK took a chance on her early on.

Valkyria said, “As a mentor, he’s been incredible. I owe him a lot in my career. He took a chance on me very early on. He’s incredible.”

On if there was jealousy that she won the NXT Women’s Championship as quickly as she did:

“There’s always gonna be a sense of jealousy. You get this and there’s a target on your back instantly, but it only creates more competition, and I’m not afraid of competition. So it’s a good thing, really.”

On if her goal is to be on next year’s WrestleMania:

“Absolutely. Anyone who comes here and says their goal isn’t WrestleMania, I feel like you’re doing this business wrong.”

On possibly seeing the NXT titles defended on the main roster:

“I think that would be very cool. I’m really excited that our show gets to kick off the biggest WrestleMania of all time. We’re the first thing going up.”

On NXT holding shows outside of the PC:

“I definitely feel we’re on the road a whole lot now with PLE’s. We got Battleground coming up in Georgia. We got Heatwave in Canada, it’s gonna be incredible. We’re traveling more and more and more. We still got the live events every two weeks or so in Florida as well so I feel like yea, we’re traveling a lot…”

On if the weekly NXT shows could be held in arenas:

“I think we could definitely pull it off but we also got a very special thing going on with the crowd every week as well. The arena we have for NXT is a very special thing as well.”

On Jordynne Grace possibly challenging her for the NXT Women’s Championship:

“I’m down for any competition that comes my way.”

You can check out Valkyria’s comments in the video below.