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If your path demands you to walk through hell, walk as if you own the place 😘πŸ”₯. Taynara Melo

If your path demands you to walk through hell, walk as if you own the place 😘πŸ”₯. Taynara Melo

Taynara Melo de Carvalho was born in June 9, 1995, better known by the ring name Tay Conti, is a Brazilian professional wrestler and judoka currently signed to All Elite Wrestling (AEW).

Taynara Melo de Carvalho was born on June 9, 1995, in the southern Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro, the country’s second largest city. She has a brother and 2 sisters, one of whom is adopted. Melo grew up in Rio’s notorious poverty-stricken and crime-infested favelas. Melo holds a black belt in judo and a blue belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu. Melo briefly went to law school in Brazil and she participated in trials for the Brazilian Olympic team at the 2016 Summer Olympics prior to joining WWE.

Melo began in the artistic gymnastics in CR Vasco da Gama, but soon migrated to the martial arts. First, Melo fought for the project “Brasil vale ouro” (Brazil is worth gold) and later went to “Instituto Reação”, by judoka FlΓ‘vio Canto. Melo was a regional champion and four-time state champion. In addition, she was a four-time Brazilian runner-up. She joined the Brazilian team and participated in the European circuit in Portugal and Germany.

Melo resides in Orlando, Florida, in the United States since October 2016.

Melo married fellow judoka Jorge Conti in 2017; however, Melo confirmed on Instagram in November 2021 that they had been separated “for a long time”.

Since January 2022, Melo has been in a relationship with fellow AEW professional wrestler Sammy Guevara.

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