Anna Jay has come a long way in a short period of time in AEW with the help of Dustin Rhodes.
Jay had her first match in AEW in April 2020, which was just her sixth match overall. In less than a year, she's become one of the top female talents in the promotion and considered by many to be the most improved wrestler in 2020.
Speaking to Chris Jericho on Talk Is Jericho, Jay credited Dustin Rhodes for his work with the women's division in helping her improve.
"A lot of times, Dustin is our coach and he'll say the layout that he likes and what he envisions and we'll say what we want to do or what move we want to hit. It's half and half. It's cool because he does the training for the women so he knows what all of us do and how we move and wrestle, so it's cool he's the coach for the matches because he has an idea in his head of how everything will work. He's been so helpful to all of us. He's helped me a ton and it's nice to have someone who cares, knows your moves, knows what you can do good, and help you look good. Especially when you're new. To imagine someone like him helping me out, I still can't wrap my head around it, but it's great and I'm so thankful for him," she said. "He does [have patience]. He's very endearing and he cares so it helps us, since we are women, it makes it easier to listen and hear what he's saying. He's very personable."
Jay continued by noting Dustin's schedule when it comes to training the women. She said, "Tuesday's, when we get to [Jacksonville], he has training. Wednesday's before Dynamite, he does training for the unsigned girls as well. He does a session from 12 to 1 with them and then the [signed girls] train from 1 to 2. He's helping everybody."
She also said Dustin does the same training schedule on Thursday's when AEW tapes its second episode of Dynamite for the week.
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