Exclusive: Hailey Hatred Talks Del Rey Match at AIW Girls Night Out 7, Success in Japan & Much More

In 2011, she became one of the hottest American exports to Japan — Hailey Hatred at one point held six championships at one time.

Though originally from the US, her move to Japan — where she made history as the first “gaijin” (foreigner) to win the prestigious JWP Openweight Championship — arguably helped propel her stock in her native America and all around the world. Now recognized alongside Sara Del Rey and others as one of the finest female wrestlers in all the land, veteran Hatred has truly arrived.

This weekend she faces off against Del Rey in something of a dream match in what is rumored to be one of Del Rey’s final independent stops before joining WWE. The match takes place at Absolute Intense Wrestling’s Girls Night Out 7 in Cleveland, Ohio.

Hatred talks to us about the match, her start in wrestling, move to Japan, SHIMMER and much more in this exclusive chat.

You can stream the interview below or right-click here and select ‘Save Target As’ to download to your computer.

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Be sure to catch Hailey Hatred in action at AIW’s Girls Night Out 7 on Saturday, August 4th. More details here.

Follow Hailey on Twitter: @haileyhatred.

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  • mikie91

    She’s such a tough girl in the ring so I was not expecting her to be so bubbly and sweet!

  • FilmJenkins

    She kinda looks like Kaitlyn with the dual hair color…

  • xxQOXxx

    So nice to see Steven doing interviews again. Since he’s met most of the Indy girls at SHIMMER and WSU before, you just get the feeling that they are more comfortable talking to him.

    • http://twitter.com/HarderTheyFall Steven

      Why, thank you. It’s really nice to be doing interviews again. I almost forgot how fun they can be.

  • cyndi r

    I loved the evolution that Hatred been on i just wish i could hear it fully maybe its my dinosaur of a computer but the audio errors made it hard to hear