Taynara Conti Admits She Asked For Her WWE Release Two Months Ago

She was among those let go last week...

NXT performer Taynara Conti was among those recently released from WWE during their massive waves of cuts and layoffs last week. Her release came months after reports that the former judoka briefly left the company following a dispute, before returning at a live event in mid-February.

Conti took to YouTube to discuss her past few months with the company, as well as her exit, and her future goals.

After discussing the joy she felt in getting to be a part of WrestleMania (as part of the women's battle royal at 34), Conti admitted those joyful feelings faded, saying, "I was not happy. As you guys know, I have a background in judo, so I'm always competing with myself and I need to feel that I'm growing, that I have space to grow, that I'm useful, and I was not feeling like that anymore. When I talked to them. We tried to figure it out and I was just not happy and I am like that. When I'm not happy. I tried to change, if I can't change, let's go, move on.

“I asked for my release about two months ago and they were not able to give it to me by then. And I had no option but to try again. Then in the middle of the pandemic, I was at home and I got a call. 'Hey, Tay. Bye!' They released me. Of course, it was a shock. I was upset. I was nervous. But, you know, now that I figured out everything, I'm happy because I want to have good feelings about WWE in my heart and I will always have it.”

Conti last wrestled for NXT on March 6. As for her future, Conti discussed having plans, and wanting to wrestle in Japan.

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