Taynara Conti has officially signed with AEW, as announced by the company on Twitter. Conti, a former WWE Mae Young Classic tournament participant and NXT talent, was released by WWE last April as part of budget cuts stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. Conti, 25, is a judo black belt and Brazilian jiu-jitsu blue belt from Brazil. participated in trials for the Brazilian Olympic team at the 2016 Summer Olympics prior to joining WWE.

On August 1, 2020, Conti was announced as a participant in the AEW Women’s Tag Team Cup tournament teaming with Anna Jay as both chose the same colour token in The Deadly Draw. The team would defeat Nyla Rose and Ariane Andrew in the first round advancing to the semi-finals where they were defeated by Ivelisse and Diamanté. On the August 27 episode of Dynamite, after a victory celebration, The Dark Order extended an invitation to Conti to join the group.

 

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