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Former NXT wrestler announced for first AEW Women’s Tag Team Cup Tournament match

It was first mentioned by Chris Jericho on his Saturday Night Special streaming show, and AEW has confirmed it. Former WWE NXT Superstar Taynara Conti will be a part of “The Deadly Draw” - and she’s wrestling in the first match of the company’s Women’s Tag Team Cup Tournament on YouTube tonight (Mon., Aug. 3) at 7 p.m. Eastern.

Conti was let go as part of WWE’s profit-maximizing April cuts.

As you can see in that tweet, the 25 year old Brazilian who competed in both Mae Young Classic tournaments isn’t the only ex-WWE performer in the match. Ariane “Cameron” Andrew will team with Nyla Rose against Conti & Anna Jay.

Beyond that, we don’t know a ton about the tournament. Teams are chosen via a random draw, thus “The Deadly Draw” subtitle. Wrestling Observer Radio’s Dave Meltzer says Brandi Rhodes & Allie will compete as The Nightmare Sisters, and Ivelisse & Diamante will team-up for the tourney. But that still leaves four other teams unknown.

We also haven’t seen a bracket. But maybe we’ll get answers tonight. Check back with cSs for the stream and a review of night one’s action.

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