Anna Jay put in a lot of effort to establish her reputation in All Elite Wrestling. She became one of the rising stars in AEW’s women’s division after signing with the pro-wrestling company. Before settling into The Dark Order, Anna worked as a solo star for a while.
During the highly regarded Street Fight match last year on the Rampage episode of December 31st, 2021, Anna Jay experienced a turning point in her career. Tay Conti and Anna joined forces to take on The Bunny and Penelope Ford. This week on Dynamite, Anna Jay turned heel after entering the ring during Ruby Soho and Tay Conti’s altercation.
During an interview with Pro Wrestling Illustrated for the P.W.I. Women’s 150, Anna Jay discussed leaving the Dark Order, joining the Jericho Appreciation Society, and other topics.
“Well, I’ll start off by saying I’ll always love my Dark Order guys. But you know, it’s kind of one of those things where it’s I could never turn down an opportunity to work with someone like Chris Jericho. He’s someone who’s probably the most talented person I know in the wrestling business so, to work with him is really an honor and something I’ve never thought I’d be able to do. So that would be the main reason I would say and also like I said, to be able to tag with Tay [Melo] again… So I think those are the main reasons but, yeah, Chris Jericho, he’s great and I am so happy that I get to work with him.”
“Uh, yeah [I feel I’ve come into the heel role]. I like doing that. I think it’s a little fun to play someone maybe who I’m really not. I don’t think I would say I’m like that in real life so I think it’s really fun. It’s also something different to do and to challenge myself. So I’m really glad I’ve been able to do that just because to change characters is just something, you know, that’s maybe not the most easiest thing but like I said, it’s challenging me and I’ve loved every second of it.”
AEW had teased her heel turn last week. Tay Conti confronted Anna after her match while she was backstage, and before she proceeded to storm off the stage. It will be interesting to see if her heel turn can split The Dark Order apart.
You can check out a clip of Anna Jay intervening at the altercation between Tay Conti and Ruby Soho below. Stay tuned to Ringside News for more.
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