Jessie Elaban takes aim at judo master Taynara Conti
Two of NXT’s fastest-rising Superstars will collide when the endlessly athletic Jessie Elaban takes on Brazilian judoka Taynara Conti. When it comes to personality types, the two Superstars couldn’t be more different: Elaban is a proudly quirky individual who unashamedly describes her in-ring style as “glumsy” (a combination of goofy and clumsy), while Conti is a stern and hard-edged competitor who has little tolerance for such silliness.
Yet, Elaban and Conti have more in common than meets the eye. Both possess otherworldly athletic credentials (Elaban was a collegiate volleyball star; Conti holds a black belt in judo), both are relative newcomers to the squared circle, and both have been identified as up-and-comers with limitless potential. The first step toward sports-entertainment immortality awaits in the First Round.