Taya Valkyrie reflects on her experience working on GLOW.
MLW World Women’s Featherweight Champion Taya Valkyrie has worked all over the world in a number of top wrestling promotions around the world. In 2020, Valkyrie was cast in and filmed scenes for the fourth and final season of the hit Netflix series GLOW. However, the show was unfortunately cancelled in wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the season never saw the light of day.
Valkyrie recently appeared on SHAK Wrestling and was asked by Shakiel Mahjouri how she thought lead actress Allison Brie would do if she decided actually step in between the ropes.
“I think she’d do really well because the girls at GLOW were obviously being taught by Chavo Guerrero for several seasons, and I think they would do great,” Valkyrie said. “Allison Brie was so kind and so nice, and I was scared because I’m the ‘wrestler girl,’ right, but I had to audition just like anybody else. My acting had to speak for me, not the way that I take a back bump. It was so thrilling and exciting to be in that environment and to really be on this high-end Netflix show and see that world from that standpoint. I think that they would all do wonderfully.”
Previous seasons of GLOW included wrestlers such as John Morrison, Tyrus, Alex Riley, Christopher Daniels, and Frankie Kazarian.
Valkyrie previously appeared on the Jobbing Out podcast and shared some details about her role, noting that she was cast in a tag team with a rock ‘n’ roll-like gimmick.
“Yeah, I could talk about it because the show’s been canceled now for over a year,” Taya Valkyrie said. “But I was basically kind of like a rocker biker chick. And I had a tag partner, and we were like leather jackets, leather hats, and it was very like Luna Vachon kind of style hair, and it was very cool. It was so fun, and it’s so sad. Like that was like my first big Hollywood victory and for it to just fall apart in front of me. Due to the pandemic, it’s pretty… I don’t know.”
GLOW’s fourth and final season was cancelled a few weeks into production. At the time, Netflix cited the challenges of shooting during the pandemic, as well as concerns that a two-plus year gap between seasons would result in a drop in audience as reasons for ending the show early.