A number of wrestlers have been able to work their way into being signed by AEW this year. One of the early ones was Anna Jay who joined the company after impressing early in the pandemic. Soon after she signed, she joined the Dark Order.
“The night I was offered a contract — I don’t remember who it was but they said there was an idea for me to be in the Dark Order, but they weren’t going to do it. I said, ‘Okay.’ I will do literally whatever they want me to. Then it was brought to my attention a couple of months after I was signed, they actually filmed a whole vignette of me joining Dark Order and then did away with it. I just came out with Colt and Brodie on Dynamite. So, it happened pretty quickly. Then, I was gone for a couple of weeks, came back, I think people were confused because I just walked out with them and that was it.”
Anna Jay did end up joining the Dark Order soon after her debut, beginning a feud with Brandi Rhodes soon after. More recently, she challenged Hikaru Shida for the AEW Women’s Championship on Dynamite.
Jay is still the only female member of the Dark Order.