AEW has managed to rope in a string of impressive stars together who have been putting together a show that has already been doing the noises for all the right reasons. The latest addition to the string of hullabaloo is none other than Tay Conti. Despite being new to the circuit, she has already emerged as a fan favorite.
The Brazilian grappler is bubbling with novelty, brimming with confidence and is downright gorgeous. Her fighting style is inspired by a fine background in mixed martial arts that has witnessed her dropping some serious bombs across the ring.
As the buzz about Tay Conti grows, here are a few facts that you need to know about the Brazilian Diva who is already rocking the AEW campaign in a perfect blend of pulchritude and wrestling skills.
Dreams come true .. pic.twitter.com/fzZ9Y7AF3K
— TAYNARA MELO GUEVARA (@TayConti_) August 9, 2022
Taynara Melo de Carvalho was born on June 9th, 1995 in Rio de Janeiro. She is one of four siblings with a brother and two sisters, one of whom is adopted. She grew up in Rio’s nefarious favelas. She holds a black belt in judo and a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
Unaware of what pro-wrestling was:
Now this is one of the biggest shockbombs that you would receive about Conti. She was unaware of what exactly pro-wrestling was until she tried hands at WWE. She didn’t grow up watching the sport in Brazil. The only popular games in Brazil are Jiu Jitsu and football. The AEW star got her first hang of wrestling in the Mae Young Classic.
Tay Conti and Philippe Coutinho share a faint connection:
The Brazilian midfielder who has had the world in awe of his crazy football skills, was from the same school as that of Tay Conti. Conti was a gifted athlete in her school days. Coutinho was a few years senior to her but hung out with her for a while. Philippe was a part of the youth set-up at Vasco de Gama while Tay was training as a judoka.
Tay Conti is the first Brazilian female to compete in Wrestlemania
Was so excited for my amazing friend on Sunday @TayConti_
Beyond happy for her and @sammyguevara 💞
Thank you for making Tay so happy Sammy
Thank you for letting me be a part of your perfect wedding day! And hell yes to the Bridesmaid Squad-was wonderful to get to know you all pic.twitter.com/Vgn9zhg1NzAdvertisement
— Nikki A.S.H (@WWENikkiASH) August 9, 2022
Conti’s stint in WWE wasn’t as memorable as one would want it to be. She had asked for multiple releases before the sigh of reprieve eventually coming in 2020. Conti was a part of the inaugural Women’s Battle Royal that was conducted in the pre-show. She would also participate in the Mae Young Classic tournament in 2017 and 2018. With her appearance in the Battle Royale, she became the first Brazilian female to participate in Wrestlemania.
Conti wants to be a part of Japanese wrestling
In the Elite POV Podcast, she confessed to be a massive admirer of Japanese wrestling and if AEW does allow her to be a part of Japanese wrestling, then she would love to be a part of the same. She also attributes her connection with Japanese wrestling to her former part in Judo. She likes the style of the sport and has a strong wish of participating in the same.