Tay Conti tried to get noticed in NXT, but she wasn’t used much. There were times when it seemed like she might get that push, but the Brazilian was passed over time and time again. That resulted in a lot of frustration and unhappiness. Things are going much better for her now in AEW.

Conti eventually received her release from WWE after some drama about being free agent, and now she’s in AEW finding much greater success. There is a reason for that, and it is quite simple.

While speaking on the AEW Unrestricted podcast, Tay Conti was asked why she has progressed more in AEW than WWE. Her explanation was quite simple. She’s happier in AEW than she ever was under WWE’s umbrella.

“Because I’m happy 100%. Of course, I have a great trainer. Dustin’s doing great work with me, and I’m grateful for him. I have more time to watch matches, but all of this is happening because I’m happy with myself. I can be who I am without being judged. I can try things. I feel that people trust me.”


“I don’t have that pressure on my back every single time like, oh, should I say hi. Should I walk with my right foot or my left? I don’t have that. So that’s why I’m happy, and I can do better. I feel like every time you are happy, everything is better. You can do your best.”

WWE gave Tay Conti one instruction after another that she tried to follow, but it was only met with frustration. Now Conti is much happier in AEW, surrounded by supportive people who have helped her excel. She even has her old NXT coach Serena Deeb around just in case she wants to talk about some of those NXT days with someone who was there in the trenches with her.

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Thanks to Wrestling Inc for the quote

Felix Upton

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