Tay Conti would like to make her way to Japan.
With a background in judo and becoming known for her striking skills, Conti has taken plenty of influence from Japanese wrestling to put into her style. Conti hopes to head to Japan at some point in 2022 to continue to hone her skills from those she admires.
Appearing on Elite POV, Conti was asked when her Japanese influence started, and while she initially couldn't remember, she then singled out Kenny Omega as one of the first she saw using the style that she wanted to make her own.
"I remember Kenny (Omega), funny because now I work with him, was one of my favorites to watch," she said. "If you watch my matches back in NXT, I do the v-trigger because I was such a fan. I was talking with Raul (Mendoza), he's one of my best friends, and we had this whole Latin group and they were like, 'these type of matches are more your style.' So, they sent it to me. A couple names that I never heard before because I never watched wrestling before and that's how I started watching it. I was like, 'Let's see what I like here' because I was trying to find my style back in NXT. I cannot do flips, that's not me. I started watching Japanese matches. Maybe because I do Judo too, I made the whole connection and I fell in love and love Japanese style. It's my favorite style ever. I really want to go to Japan, of course. I hope next year I can do it. It's one of my biggest goals for sure. I want to go there and learn and get hit in the face and hit people in the face. I know I will grow so much and get better for sure. I'm super excited to go there and work and do my best. I know it's going to be hard because even in Judo with Japanese, the training was insane. We would go to Germany or Portugal and the big training sections with every country, the Japanese was insane. I can't wait to go there and train wrestling. I know it's going to be so much fun. It's my favorite type of wrestling. In AEW, they have people there and I'm like, 'is it a dream?'"
Elsewhere during the interview, Conti discussed her entrance and who helped her with her moonsault at AEW Full Gear. You can find her full comments by clicking here.
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