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Anna Jay Says Recovery Is On Track But Unsure Of Return Date

AEW Star Anna Jay recently appeared on Oral Sessions with Renee Paquette as the temporary replacement of Paquette, where she had a conversation with former WWE Stars Cassie Lee (Peyton Royce) and Jessica McKay (Billie Kay) on how she got into pro wrestling, revealing that her dad was a huge wrestling fan and she would sit down and watch with him. Anna Jay also said she got into wrestling through her aunt as she was good friends with Glacier, who was a wrestler from WCW.

This is what Anna Jay said:

“My dad was always a huge wrestling fan, so I would sit down and watch it with him.” “It was kind of a joke, because I have two brothers and they never watched it. But I loved it. And so I always wanted to do it, and I would always tell my parents ‘I really think I can do this one day.’ I was probably like ten years old, and they were always really supportive and like ‘yeah you probably can. You should try.’ It kind of fell into my lap in the best way possible. I was in college where I’m from. It’s kind of confusing. My aunt is good friends with Glacier, who was from WCW. And he’s the one that owns the Power Factory, which is now the Nightmare Factory, in Atlanta with QT Marshall. So she was just talking to him and saying ‘yeah my niece loves wrestling. She’s always wanted to try it.’ And he was like ‘well tell her to come down to the school and try it.’”

“When I found out I was like ‘oh my gosh. This is it. I have to try it. Let’s see.’ So I drove to Atlanta, which is about five hours from where I’m from, where I live now, and I went to a wrestling camp. And I loved it, didn’t know anything, kind of like Taynara. I had no idea what I was doing, I’ve never stepped into a ring before and I went to a wrestling camp. I was like ‘this is really intimidating.’ But I loved it and I knew it was something I wanted to do. I knew too that I would have to move if in order to follow this dream, because you have to put your all to it. So I was like ‘okay, I’m going to move.’ I dropped out of college, I think it was about five months later I moved to Atlanta to train full time. And here I am.”

Anna Jay then talked about joining the Dark Order and if it was a good fit for her as well as meeting Brodie Lee and how much of an effect Brodie Lee had on her.

This is what Anna Jay said:

“So whenever I first got signed, they talked about putting me in the Dark Order.” “And then they kind of went back and forth on whether it was a good fit for me. I didn’t know if it was a good fit for me, obviously, I was going to do whatever. I actually met Brodie the day that I got signed, and he was super sweet. And then when I actually joined, everyone was super welcoming, all of the guys were, especially him. I felt like he was a big brother, father figure, at work for me.”

“He was always helping, always welcoming, always joking around and made me feel comfortable. He would always help me too. I always say he would watch my stuff and give me feed back. And I didn’t ask for that and I didn’t have to. Especially now it really means a lot to me because now I don’t have that exactly in the Dark Order. Just a bunch of knuckleheads! He always said, whenever I went out there, basically to treat it like it was real. Obviously don’t hurt anyone, but just to go out there and just have the mindset that ‘this is real and it will be portrayed that way.’ That helped a lot.”

Anna Jay then talked about the injury she’s currently suffering from as well as when she could return to in-ring action.

This is what Anna Jay said:

“Unfortunately I don’t know if the surgery was not what it was supposed to be, or recovery or anything like that, I’m not sure.” “I ended up tearing my labrum in my shoulder again in training. Same arm, same tear, everything. They just think that maybe the first surgery was not 100% well done. And yeah, I just tore my labrum, found out. Obviously I was really bummed out. But I’m really hoping, fingers crossed, this surgery is the charm and I won’t have to worry about this ever again. But unfortunately injuries are apart of what we do.”

“I don’t really know.” “I know everything is going on track how it should. Of course the doctors don’t really want to say because it could change. I don’t really know. But yeah, everything is going as it should. Obviously I’m hope sooner than later, but then again I’m also not rushing it. I don’t really have a timeframe yet so we’ll see. I had surgery on March 11, so it’s been about three months now. I feel really good. Everything pretty much feels normal now, but obviously it’s not. It’s not wrestling normal I guess.”

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