Jim Ross Reminiscses on Working with Missy Hyatt in WCW, Praises Her

Here’s a name you probably wouldn’t expect to see on WWE.com: Missy Hyatt.

The self-professed First Lady of Wrestling is, along with ECW legend Paul Heyman, the subject of Hall of Famer Jim Ross’ latest blog on WWE.com, looking back at his past announcing partners.

Ross, who worked with both in WCW, has high praise for Hyatt who he says “had much more of a working knowledge of the business than she’s ever likely been given credit for having”.

Ross writes:

She was light-years ahead of today’s TMZ-oriented society as she brought unique, topical subjects to many of our broadcasts, all done spontaneously and without someone feeding her lines.

Missy Hyatt understood her role better than many of those who followed her in sports-entertainment broadcasting, no matter the gender, simply because she understood the business, felt the product and was being, essentially, her natural self on TV.

The Tallahassee, Fla., native was truly a pioneer when it comes to beautiful women in pro wrestling. In all due respect, who would most men want to look at more, Missy Hyatt or the Fabulous Moolah? I rest my case.

He continues:

To a significant degree, the Divas of the sports-entertainment world can thank Missy Hyatt for paving the way for them to have the opportunity to earn a great living and to be afforded other opportunities as a result of appearing on WWE programming.

When Missy and I did our on-camera bits to throw to matches, fans need to remember that we had no script, no teleprompter and no writers assisting us. What we did, good or bad, was a result of our own, natural chemistry and Missy being Missy.

Missy Hyatt had no true female role models in pro wrestling to follow, but still endured in a man’s world and made contributions to the business that are still vivid memories for many fans, especially men who were teens, during her heyday in WCW.

Read the full article on Heyman and Hyatt here.

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  • jcarcano12

    Nice but I still Hate her

  • SherriShepherdWWE

    very nice read, and nice of Jim Ross, However, i am not a fan of Missy Hyatt, her and SUnny are two women in the wrestling business that i cant not stand to watch!!!

  • DarknessRuler

    Same here with hating her AND Sunny. And did anyone else see her YouShoot interview…………..sl**!!!!!

  • Firewalker

    Too bad she’s a homophobe. I still get bummed when I think of that shoot interview she did with Kanyon and Iron Sheik. Poor Kanyon had to listen to her bigoted views, including that homosexuality should still be considered a mental illness.

  • http://facebook.com/mykael.kennedy mykel1990

    I respect her accomplishments, but I can’t stand her or the aforementioned Sunny. At all.

  • http://au.groups.yahoo.com/group/WWE_Divas/ art

    missy is so nasty…seeing her now a days im like ewwwwww…

  • http://twitter.com/DirrtySexyFunny Thaila

    Same. Good on JR, but I still dislike her. Although, I’m going to be a bit different and say while I LOOOOOVE Sunny, I’m not too fond of Tammy, if you get my drift.

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/999xander999?feature=mhee Sherri Martel Fan

    She isn’t a very nice woman! I also think she was a little overated. & the comment about Moolah wasn’t very nessesary was it? I mean JR isn’t the most attractive man i have seen lol..

  • SherriShepherdWWE

    :)’, i feel the exact same way!!!

  • Kessuki

    totes agree with u Mr Magnussen :) i can tolerate Tammy in her Sunny role to an extent but tammy herself degrades other women and rarely has a positive word to say. missy hyatt on the hand is a hideous creature and is best left forgotten.