AEW star Tay Conti tried very hard to make a name for herself in NXT, but to no avail, as she was simply not used much there. It made her miserable and ultimately, she was granted her release from the company last year as part of the COVID-19 budget cuts. It seems Conti cried for an interesting reason.

Conti then made her way to AEW and has now seen a significant amount of improvement in her in-ring skills. This is something she had never seen during her time in WWE. 

While speaking to Elite POV, Tay Conti talked about getting her own merchandise, which included action figures and also video packages. All of this simply made her emotional and she cried.

“I didn’t even know and they just showed me and I was like, ‘oh my god. That has my face. I have a shirt with my face on.’ But my action figure was like something else. That’s my favorite thing ever. I bought thirty for my whole family. It was crazy because they gave it to me on the PPV, the same day as the PPV. So I was over-emotional, I was super nervous with my match. They made a video, I didn’t see the video yet but they were recording it. They gave it to me and I just cried.”


Tay Conti continues to improve with every passing week and there is no doubt she will become the AEW Women’s Champion one day. It remains to be seen when that will be.

h/t to Wrestling Inc for the quotes

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