WWE ‘Refused’ Star’s Release Due To AEW

Tay Conti, who is currently signed with AEW previously worked with WWE. She had attempted to make an impact in NXT brand but there was lack of creative ideas for her.



Her career had slumped on the gold and black brand and she was eventually released last year as part of the COVID-19 budget cuts.

Signing with AEW, Conti was able to improve her in-ring skills and did better from what she put up in WWE.

She recently spoke on the AEW Unrestricted podcast with Aubrey Edwards and Tony Schiavone, where she reflected on the last few months of her time in WWE.

Tay Conti makes bold claim about WWE?

Tay Conti claimed that WWE repeatedly denied her request to grant her release and kept her away from AEW. Though she was not planned to join AEW at time, she tried on with the release. Triple H Firing Stars On Major WWE Show?

She said:

“I was asking for my release for a couple months. I was not happy. I was so unhappy there that I didn’t have any plans. I was just like, I want to get out of here. I’m not happy, and I never thought about, oh, what am I gonna do if they give me my release? I never thought about it. I was like, I just need to be done with them, and of course, they said no a couple times. We were having a bunch of meetings. I was like, nope, I’m just done. Please let me go. So at the last one, they told me, ‘No, you’re not going,’ and they mentioned AEW.”

She revealed how eventually WWE agreed with the release and finally during the budget cuts she was relieved of her duties. She said:

“I’m going to keep working, I have no choice right? We decided to keep working, and everything was good. We got in good terms, and then something had to change because I was not with training the schedule, whatever. I was back to work normally. Out of nowhere, they called me because of — I mean, not out of nowhere. Everybody knew was what was going on because of COVID, but I was not expecting the call since we were okay. They told me ‘we are finally letting you go’ not in a really good, I don’t how to explain it without being too mean, they’re not too nice.”

Tay Conti is performing quite well at AEW and there are certainly better things to come for her in the promotion.

Barry Russell
Barry Russell
A dedicated pro wrestling follower for more than a decade

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