Tay Conti has a legitimate fighting background. The AEW star who made a splash with her performance against Dr. Britt Baker at the Full Gear PPV now wants to take her talents to Japan. She wants to learn the hard-hitting Japanese style that she first noticed Kenny Omega using.

Conti talked with Elite POV recently. She was asked about the influence of Japanese wrestling on her career. She said she wants to go there herself and experience what it’s like to get hit in the face.

“I remember Kenny (Omega), funny because now I work with him, was one of my favorites to watch. If you watch my matches back in NXT, I do the v-trigger because I was such a fan. I was talking with Raul (Mendoza), he’s one of my best friends, and we had this whole Latin group and they were like, ‘these type of matches are more your style.’

So, they sent it to me. A couple names that I never heard before because I never watched wrestling before and that’s how I started watching it. I was like, ‘Let’s see what I like here’ because I was trying to find my style back in NXT. I cannot do flips, that’s not me. I started watching Japanese matches. Maybe because I do Judo too, I made the whole connection and I fell in love and love Japanese style. It’s my favorite style ever. I really want to go to Japan, of course.


I hope next year I can do it. It’s one of my biggest goals for sure. I want to go there and learn and get hit in the face and hit people in the face. I know I will grow so much and get better for sure. I’m super excited to go there and work and do my best. I know it’s going to be hard because even in Judo with Japanese, the training was insane. We would go to Germany or Portugal and the big training sections with every country, the Japanese was insane.

I can’t wait to go there and train wrestling. I know it’s going to be so much fun. It’s my favorite type of wrestling. In AEW, they have people there and I’m like, ‘Is it a dream?'”

Tay Conti was unsuccessful in her bid to wrestle the AEW Women’s World Championship from Britt Baker at Full Gear. However, her entrance and performance were praised by fans. She’s improved a great deal since her time in NXT, and now Tay wants to get even better.

What do you think of Tay Conti’s desire to wrestle in Japan? Let us know in the comments!

H/T Fightful

Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a news contributor for Ringside News and Thirsty for News. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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