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Who is former WWE NXT star Tay Conti?

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Tay Conti is a professional wrestler and mixed martial artist signed with All Elite Wrestling (AEW).

Conti, 25, is poised to be AEW's next big star, after impressive matches against former champion Nyla Rose and NWA Women's champion Serena Deeb.

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6Tay Conti, real name Taynara Melo de Carvalho, was born in Rio de Janeiro, BrazilCredit: Instagram/@tayconti_ Who is former WWE NXT star Tay Conti?

Conti was born on June 9, 1995 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Her full name is Taynara Melo de Carvalho, and is known for her ring name Tay Conti.

6Conti holds a black belt in JudoCredit: Instagram 6Conti participated in trials for the Brazilian Olympic team at the 2016 Summer OlympicsCredit: Instagram

Conti first began practicing artistic gymnastics but grew up with a passion for mixed martial arts.

She holds a black belt in judo and a blue belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu.

Conti was a regional champion and a four-time state champion in the sport.

Before becoming a wrestler she participated in trials for the Brazilian Olympic team at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

When was Tay Conti with WWE? 6Conti was signed to WWE NXT from 2016 to 2020Credit: Instagram

In 2016 it was announced that the Judo champion was signed to WWE and reported to the WWE Performance Center.

She soon joined the NXT roster and made her professional wrestling debut at WWE's fan event Axxess during Wrestlemania 33 in Orlando, Florida in 2017.

Later that year she competed in the inaugural Mae Young Classic tournament, losing to Lacey Evans in the first round.

In 2018, Conti made her Wrestlemania debut participating in the Women's Battle Royal. She was the first Brazilian woman to compete at the event.

6Conti has 381,000 Instagram followersCredit: Instagram

The 5-foot-6 beauty would compete in the second Mae Young Classic, going to the second round but losing to Lacey Lane.

Why did Tay Conti walk out of WWE?

In January 2020 reports claimed that the Brazilian beauty walked out of the company following a disagreement.

6In 2020 Conti reportedly walked out of the company following a disagreementCredit: Instagram

Reasons for the walk-out have not been confirmed while some at the WWE Performance Center believe it was financially motivated.

Months later in April, Conti was released from her WWE contract as a result of coronavirus-related cuts.

When did Tay Conti sign to All Elite Wrestling (AEW)? 

The 25-year-old first appeared in AEW participating in the AEW Women's Tag Team Cup Tournament teaming with best friend Anna Jay in August 2020.

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The tag team defeated Nyla Rose and Ariane Andrew in the quarterfinals but lost in the semifinals.

On September 9 it was announced that she had signed a deal with AEW.

During her time with AEW, she received a contract to join The Dark Order with the late Jon Huber.

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Conti has impressed fans challenging for the NWA and AEW Women's Championships on AEW Dynamite.

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She was nominated for AEW's Breakout Star of 2020.

You can catch Tay Conti on AEW Dynamite Wednesday nights 8.00PM EST on TNT.

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He roe to fame as the Dude With Sign, airing gripes about everyday problems, such as people standing up as soon as the plane lands to replying all to company-wide emails.  

Now Seth Phillips, who is behind the 7.4 million-strong Instagram account, has been protesting about irritations throughout the pandemic. 

He has been sharing snaps of himself with signs in the streets of New York since October 2019, and has also been seen holding signs with celebrities such as Justin Bieber and Vanessa Hudgens. 

More recently, Seth has added a mask to his outfit, with Covid-themed signs, including normalising 'Zoom calls with the camera off' and saying that on Halloween there is 'no excuse' not to wear a mask.  

Seth Phillips, the man behind the Dude With Sign Instagram account which boasts 7.4 million followers, has continued protesting annoying everyday things during the pandemic, including 'normalise Zoom calls with the camera off' earlier this month

Just before Halloween last year, Seth swapped out his usual cotton face covering for a mask covering his whole face as he said there was 'no excuse to not wear a mask on Halloween'

Last week, Seth draped a line of Durex condoms over his shoulder and stood in front of a white wall with a sign reading: 'A condom is just a mask for your penis' 

Seth shared another snap last July with the sign saying that 'your mask goes over your nose too' as a man wearing his mask under his chin walks past 

With gyms closed, more people have been working out at home during the pandemic, but Seth protested from the comfort of his home for them to stop posting their workouts online

After almost a year of lockdowns and cancelled live music shows, Seth protested about 'just wanting to go to a concert' 

At the beginning of February, nearly a year after cinemas closed, Seth wore a green hoodie and a black mask as he stood with a sign saying: 'I miss the smell of movie theater popcorn' 

As people are using more hand sanitiser more often to keep their hands clean while out and about during the pandemic, Seth used his sign to ask who was putting 'cheap tequila' in them

Last April, Seth stayed at home and leant out of his window to share his sign as he told people to 'stop posting' their old travel pictures

Six days into the new year, after holding a sign last year which said '2021 will be our year', Seth stood with a cardboard sign saying that '2021 resolutions are not going well' 

Earlier this month, Seth took to the streets with a sign which said: '$1000 phones should not shatter so easily' 

Standing in Manhattan, Seth shared a snap of himself using his cardboard sign to remind citizens to drink water that day

As Twitter introduced its own version of Instagram Stories, Seth took the opportunity to protest that not every app needs a Stories feature

Keeping it simple, Seth simply wrote '*you're' on the cardboard sign as he protested people who didn't know the difference between your and you're 

Another sign read 'Everyone deserves a drink' as Seth stood in the streets of New York last November 

In another post, Seth stood next to a black electric BMW with a sign saying that 'no one' is impressed when someone's care has a 'loud engine' 

At the end of last year, Seth's sign said that 'we get it, you listen to music' as he shared a picture on his Instagram of someone walking past with earphones in

Standing with his hood up and a black face covering, Seth protested getting stuck behind people walking slowly in the street, as he said: 'Stop walking slow on sidewalks' 

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