Anna Jay
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Jay in July 2022
Birth nameAnna Marie Jernigan
Born (1998-07-15) July 15, 1998 (age 24)
Brunswick, Georgia, U.S.[1]
PartnerJungle Boy
(2021–present)
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Anna Jay
Anna Jay A.S.
Anna Jayy
Billed height5 ft 8 in (173 cm)[2]
Billed weight143 lb (65 kg)[2]
Billed fromBrunswick, Georgia[3]
St. Simons Island, Georgia[1]
Trained byGlacier[1]
Q. T. Marshall[1]
DebutSeptember 14, 2019[4]

Anna Marie Jernigan[5] (born July 15, 1998),[6] better known by the ring name Anna Jay, is an American professional wrestler. She is signed to All Elite Wrestling, where she performs under the ring name Anna Jay A.S., and is a member of the Jericho Appreciation Society stable.

Professional wrestling career

Independent circuit (2018–2020)

Jay started training at One Fall Power Factory in July 2018.[7] In April 2019 during training, she suffered a shoulder injury that required surgery and was out of action for 4 to 6 months.[8] On September 14, 2019, Jay made her debut at Glacier's charity event "The Battle of Altama".[4] In January 2020, Jay defeated Thunder Blonde in a hair vs. hair match at a Georgia Premier Wrestling event.[1]

All Elite Wrestling (2020–present)

Jay made her first appearance in All Elite Wrestling (AEW) on April 1, 2020, losing to Hikaru Shida in singles competition on Dynamite. She was announced as having signed with the company that same month.[9] Following a loss to Abadon on the June 17 episode of Dynamite, she was then helped backstage by The Dark Order.[10] Jay teamed with Tay Conti in the AEW Women's Tag Team Cup Tournament: The Deadly Draw. They advanced in the quarterfinals by defeating Nyla Rose and Ariane Andrew but lost to Ivelisse and Diamante during the semifinals.[11][12] She was officially introduced as a member of The Dark Order on the August 27 episode of Dynamite.[13] On the November 25 episode of Dynamite, Jay challenged Shida for the AEW Women's World Championship in a losing effort.[14] On December 30, she and Conti defeated Britt Baker and Penelope Ford on the special episode of Dynamite and tribute to deceased leader of The Dark Order, Brodie Lee, dubbed the Brodie Lee Celebration of Life.[15] In February 2021, Jay was set to compete in the AEW Women's World Championship Eliminator Tournament but was taken off after suffering a shoulder injury during training. She underwent surgery the following month, and was expected not to wrestle for 6–12 months.[16]

Jay returned from injury on the September 1 episode of Dynamite, saving Conti from an attack by Ford and The Bunny after Conti defeated Ford in a match.[17] In November, Jay competed in the TBS Women's Championship Tournament, where she lost to Jamie Hayter in the first round.[18] After months of feuding, the team of Jay and Conti defeated the team of Ford and The Bunny in a street fight on December 31 on Rampage.[19] Jay then challenged Jade Cargill for the AEW TBS Championship in the main event of the January 21, 2022 edition of Rampage, where she was unsuccessful.[20] On May 29, Jay faced Cargill for the championship again at Double or Nothing where she was unsuccessful again.[21] On July 20, during Night 2 of Fyter Fest, Jay turned heel by attacking Ruby Soho, thus reuniting with Conti and joining the Jericho Appreciation Society.[22] After her heel turn, Jay would go on to defeat Ruby Soho during the Rampage portion of Fight for the Fallen, choking Soho out with her own arm brace.

Her heel turn would also see a gimmick change for Jay, who would often threaten to choke people out and even do so twice during backstage interviews. She would also adopt the new ring name of Anna Jay A.S. as a reference to her new stable, while also being referred by her original name. Jay and Melo would continue their feud with Soho throughout the rest of 2022 and the beginning of 2023, with Jay and Melo beating Soho and Willow Nightingale in a tag team match on the December 28 episode of Dynamite and Soho and Nightingale beating them in a street fight on the January 11, 2023 episode of Rampage.

Personal life

On June 28, 2021, Jay revealed over social media that she is currently in a relationship with fellow AEW wrestler Jack Perry. [23]

Championships and accomplishments

Luchas de Apuestas record

See also: Luchas de Apuestas

Winner (wager) Loser (wager) Location Event Date Notes
Anna Jay (hair) Thunder Blonde (hair) Canton, Georgia GPW Edge of Darkness January 17, 2020 [1]

References

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  2. ^ a b "Anna Jay Cagematch Profile". Cagematch.com. Retrieved December 29, 2020.
  3. ^ AEW Women's Tag Team Cup Tournament: The Deadly Draw Night 1 Quarter Finals | 8/3/20. All Elite Wrestling. August 3, 2020. Retrieved September 5, 2020.
  4. ^ a b Landmesser, Jake (August 26, 2020). "Anna Jay 'The Star of The Show' – AEW Talent Preview". Pro Wrestling Post. Retrieved September 2, 2020.
  5. ^ "'Glacier' returns to Brunswick". The Brunswick News. September 5, 2019. Retrieved April 6, 2020.
  6. ^ "Anna Jay". WrestlingData. Retrieved September 2, 2020.
  7. ^ TWM Talks: AEWs Anna Jay from the Dark Order. The Wrestling Movement. September 1, 2020. Event occurs at 3:29–3:49. Retrieved September 2, 2020.
  8. ^ Lovell, Blake (December 7, 2020). "QT Marshall On Anna Jay Having "It" Factor, Why Bunkhouse Match Was Defining Moment For His Career". 411Mania. Retrieved February 22, 2021.
  9. ^ Nason, Josh (April 6, 2020). "AEW announces signing of Anna Jay". F4Wonline.com. Retrieved September 3, 2020.
  10. ^ Tees, David (July 29, 2020). "AEW Dynamite 7/29/20 Results: 2 Title Matches, No DQ Tornado Tag Match & Several Debuts". Fightful. Retrieved September 2, 2020.
  11. ^ Lambert, Jeremy (August 3, 2020). "AEW Women's Tag Team Cup Tournament: Deadly Draw Results (8/3): Veda, Shaul Guerrero, Madusa Appear". Fightful. Retrieved August 4, 2020.
  12. ^ Powell, Jason (August 17, 2020). "8/17 AEW Deadly Draw tournament results: Powell's live review of Diamante and Ivelisse vs. Tay Conti and Anna Jay, and Brandi Rhodes and Allie vs. Big Swole and Lil' Swole in semifinal tournament matches". Pro Wrestling Dot Net. Retrieved August 18, 2020.
  13. ^ Keller, Wade (August 27, 2020). "8/27 AEW DYNAMITE TV REPORT: Keller's report on Moxley-MJF contract signing, Tag Team Gauntlet match, Sammy vs. Hardy, Jericho on commentary". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved September 3, 2020.
  14. ^ Barnett, Jake (November 25, 2020). "11/25 AEW Dynamite results: Barnett's live review of Hikaru Shida vs. Anna Jay for the AEW Women's Championship, Chris Jericho and Jake Hager vs. Christopher Daniels and Frankie Kazarian, Pac and Rey Fenix vs. The Butcher and The Blade, Hangman Page vs. John Silver, Will Hobbs in action". Pro Wrestling Dot Net. Retrieved May 2, 2021.
  15. ^ Mueller, Chris (December 30, 2020). "AEW Dynamite Results: Winners, Reaction, Highlights from Brodie Lee Tribute Show". Bleacher Report. Retrieved May 2, 2021.
  16. ^ Currier, Joseph (March 11, 2021). "AEW's Anna Jay undergoes shoulder surgery". F4Wonline.com. Retrieved May 2, 2021.
  17. ^ Thompson, Andrew (September 1, 2021). "Anna Jay returns on AEW Dynamite and saves Tay Conti". POST Wrestling. Archived from the original on September 2, 2021. Retrieved September 3, 2021.
  18. ^ DeFelice, Robert; Guzzo, Gisberto (November 3, 2021). "Jamie Hayter Advances To The Quarterfinals Of The AEW TBS Title Tournament". Fightful. Archived from the original on November 4, 2021. Retrieved January 2, 2021.
  19. ^ Collins, Joseph (December 31, 2021). "AEW Rampage live results: TNT title match, tag team street fight". F4Wonline.com. Archived from the original on January 1, 2021. Retrieved January 2, 2021.
  20. ^ Mueller, Chris (January 21, 2022). "AEW Rampage Results: Winners, Grades, Reaction and Highlights from January 21". Bleacher Report. Archived from the original on January 22, 2022. Retrieved January 21, 2022.
  21. ^ "AEW Double Or Nothing 2022 Results". allelitewrestling. May 30, 2022.
  22. ^ Staff, A. E. W. (July 28, 2022). "AEW Dynamite: Fight For The Fallen Results for July 27, 2022". All Elite Wrestling. Retrieved July 29, 2022.
  23. ^ Garner, Glenn (June 28, 2021). "Jack Perry, Luke Perry's Son, Smooches Fellow Wrestler Anna Jay in Steamy PDA-Filled Photo". People. Retrieved June 30, 2021.
  24. ^ McElvaney, Kevin (October 21, 2021). "2021 PWI Women's 150 – The Top 5 Revealed!". Pro Wrestling Illustrated. Retrieved October 21, 2021.