On Friday’s AEW Rampage, Taya Valkyrie took on Emi Sakura. It would prove to be her longest match since arriving in AEW. She’s matched Jade Cargill by having squash after squash.
“La Wera Loca” and Sakura had an excellent match and it was good to see her showcase more of her talent against an unsung hero of the women’s division. Cargill and her fellow Baddie, Leila Gray ascended on the ramp to watch the action.
Although “Smart Mark” Sterling has banned Valkyrie from doing the Road to Valhalla and went so far as to attempt to serve her a cease and desist. That hasn’t deterred Valkyrie from using it to win her matches and she happily does it with the TBS Champion watching.
After using it to defeat Sakura, Cargill had enough. She took off her high heels (that’s how you know it’s serious) to get in the ring. Gray tried to stand up to Valkyrie, but got a elbow strike followed by the Road to Valhalla for her efforts.
Cargill and her nemesis exchanged forearm strikes when Valkyire attempted to put her in the Road to Valhalla. She was struck from behind by Gray. This allowed Cargill to hit Valkyrie with a pump kick while she was on her knees. She followed it up with a Jaded and a symbolic pin.
Fans have been clamoring for this match since Valkyrie arrived in AEW a few weeks ago. They got just a little taste on Rampage and seemed to love it. Whenever they finally have a match (likely to happen at Double or Nothing), it’s going to be money.
Cargill is just five wins shy of 60 wins. AEW would be foolish to have her lose at 59 wins. They have time to get her five more victories between now and the pay-per-view. Perhaps she makes it to 60 wins in Las Vegas and drops the title to Valkyrie in Canada during their month-long excursion in the Great White North. Whenever we get it, it’ll be worth the wait.