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Tay Conti Talks When WWE Refused To Grant Her Release

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AEW star Tay Conti recently appeared on the AEW Unrestricted podcast. The Brazilian star discussed a number of topics during her time on the show, including how difficult it was to get a release from WWE.

‘I remember they told me, ’˜No, you’re not gonna go to AEW'” Tay Conti began on the podcast, explaining the situation she was in. “’˜We [WWE] put a lot of money on you. You are star blah, blah, blah.’ I’m like, ’˜Yes, you guys don’t use me here. So I gotta go somewhere.’

The Dark Order member left WWE in April 2020, and she noted that WWE released her as part of the budget cuts for the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tay Conti Talks Wanting WWE Release

‘Out of nowhere, they called me because of ’” I mean, not out of nowhere” Conti recalled. “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’ Conti concluded.

Here’s the full card for AEW’s Double or Nothing on May 30:

  • AEW World Championship Match ’“ Kenny Omega (c) vs. PAC vs. Orange Cassidy
  • AEW Women’s World Championship Match ’“ Hikaru Shida (c) vs. Britt Baker
  • TNT Championship Match ’“ Miro (c) vs. Lance Archer with Jake Roberts
  • AEW Tag Team Championship Match ’“ The Young Bucks (c) vs. Jon Moxley and Eddie Kingston
  • Stadium Stampede 2 ’“ The Pinnacle vs. Inner Circle
  • Casino Battle Royale ’“ Christian Cage, Matt Sydal, Powerhouse Hobbs, 10, Evil Uno, Colt Cabana, Matt Hardy, Isiah Kassidy, Marq Quen, Jungle Boy, Penta El Zero Miedo, The Acclaimed, Nick Comoroto, Lee Johnson, Dustin Rhodes, Varsity Blonds
  • Cody Rhodes vs. Anthony Ogogo
  • ’˜Hangman’ Adam Page vs. Brian Cage
  • Sting and Darby Allin vs. Ethan Page and Scorpio Sky
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credit to SEScoops for the transcription

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