10 Best Star Making Performances In AEW

9. Tay Conti - Vs. Hikaru Shida, AEW Dynamite 21/04/21

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Throughout her time in WWE, Tay Conti did not do much to garner attention as a potential superstar in wrestling. After four years within the NXT developmental system, it seemed the Brazilian did not have what it takes to be a mainstream wrestling star, particularly when NXT had such an impressive women's division at the time.

When Conti first started appearing in AEW in 2020, she looked like a much more capable and confident performer who still had room to grow. Matches against the likes of Nyla Rose, Red Velvet, and Serena Deeb, and tag team outings alongside her friend Anna Jay, demonstrated the potential that Taynara had as a future star of the division.

The improvement Conti showed gave her the chance to fight for the AEW Women's Championship against Hikaru Shida in April 2021. The bout was a highlight of Shida's historic title reign and remains one of the best women's matches that AEW has produced to date. It acted as Tay Conti's true breakout performance and demonstrated an incredible improvement in less than a year since she left WWE.


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