It has been a whirlwind year for Anna Jay. 12 months ago she wasn’t even in All Elite Wrestling but now she is in a featured role in the Dark Order. However, it has now been revealed that there were other plans for her when she was signed.
While talking with Chris Jericho on Talk is Jericho, Jay revealed that the original plan for her was to be more of a stereotypical diva. Here is the full quote:
Jay: “The original mask was actually one that you see all the other guys wearing. So the full on mask, the tie in the back and everything. I still have it at my house, they bedazzled it for me and everything, and then as soon as I went to wear it they were like ‘no, don’t do that, we’re gonna do a different one’. So then, I think Charlie Ramone went to some store to get me one of those cardboard masquerade masks. They bedazzled that for me, I wore that I think once to the ring, or twice maybe. I think Tony Khan ended up being like ‘no, this is not…'”
Jericho: “I think one of the ideas originally that I remember hearing was that, rather than bringing you in as a typical ‘Diva’ or whatever the word is, they were gonna shame you for being a pretty girl, so put you under a mask.”
Jay: “Yeah, no actually I did hear that, you’re right. And then they ended up doing a vignette that was kind of going along with that and me being the ‘typical Diva’ or whatever, and then they scrapped that. So it kinda ended up making sense for them to scrap the mask too, because it kinda went a different direction.
That other direction was being involved with The Dark Order. Anna Jay joined the group as their first female member shortly after arriving in AEW.
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