Hubbard Wrestling Weekly Episode 31: SHIMMER Wrestling Superstar, HYAN (Guest co-host, Cassidy Haynes)
It’s a super pro wrestling weekend, and it’s all about the biggest and brightest superstars in the world who will be representing their company’s in some of the biggest shows anywhere in the world. One of biggest show’s of this WrestleMania weekend will be a double event presented by SHIMMER Wrestling. It’s sure to be an amazing afternoon and night of action, and one of the big names showing their world caliber talent will be “The Renaissance Woman” Hyan. Unquestionably one wrestling’s brightest stars, she was trained by Hall of Famer Booker T. From the start she was destined for great things, and she continues to work towards her destiny as on of the Women’s Evolution’s biggest success stories. Episode 31 features this talent woman as she speaks about her training, first title win, and what to come in SHIMMER. In addition to that, we have a special guest co-host returning for a 2nd show, the Founder and chief editor of BodySlam.net Cassidy Haynes. This episode is yet another example that Hubbard Wrestling Weekly© is bringing the wrestling world the best topics and biggest stars. **Click below to listen to the Hubbard Wrestling Weekly podcast. **
Hyan tells amazing story about how WWE Hall of Famer Booker T gets the best out of his students and how she was tested by the former world champion and owner of Reality of Wrestling. She speaks about how his knowledge and leadership is appreciate and respected:
“Booker doesn’t just like to critique you. That’s not the only thing he does. He’ll like test you. Everything is like a test for Booker to see how you react to certain situations, because people quit, people give up, people let things get into their head, and he’s like if things are getting into your head at this level, you’re never going to make it to the next level, meaning WWE”.
“He’ll test you in certain things to see how you react. So, this was my test. I remember I was doing a match. I had been gone from Reality of Wrestling for a little bit and it was my first mach back. I remember I went to the gym, I got dressed up, and I looked legitimately cute, cause I remember looking in the mirror, and I looked cute. So, I go to the building, and normally when we go to shows, everyone is dressed in work out clothes, because you’re gonna roll around a little bit, but I made the effort to wear something different, something nice. So, before the show starts Booker likes to call you in his office and tell you what he wants for the match, he’ll ask you what you’re gonna do, or pretty much just want to go over stuff with you”.
“So I get called into the office with Kylie Rae because we’re fighting together at the time and he’s like (Booker says) ‘You’re gonna do a run-in, what are you going to wear?’. I said “I can just wear this”, and he says ‘So you’re gonna show up to my show looking like a bum?’. I was like “what?” and I look at Kylie and I looked at him and was like “this has to be a joke right now”. I had no words and I thought he was joking for the longest time. I said “ok”, and he’s like (Booker T says) ‘You’re off the show’.
“A year and a half passes by and Kevin (Booker T’s right hand man/producer) comes up to me, we talk about that whole thing that happened, and says ‘You know you didn’t really look like a bum that day… That was a test by the way. That was Booker testing you to see if you would stay at the show. He just wanted to see if you really wanted to stay here (Reality of Wrestling)’. I figured that’s what it was at the time… he must be testing me on something, and then coming back, I said yup, he was testing me. I passed the test”.
“One thing he will do is, if you get blown up in the ring, he’ll call you ‘LAZY LEGS’, and that’s the worst thing Booker can call you is lazy legs, because you’ll legitimately be known to him as LAZY LEGS for an entire year”. When HWWeekly’s Sean Hubbard asked her if she has been called LAZY LEGS, she said laughingly and happily “never”.
** Exclusive Hubbard Wrestling Weekly© commentary as HYAN gives HWWeekly Founder Sean Hubbard and BodySlam.net Founder Cassidy Haynes updates on her upcoming tour of Japan as well as the health of reigning SHIMMER Tag Team Champion MERCEDES MARTINEZ** (Click over and listen to this exclusive content).
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