Jamie Hayter is a pro wrestling veteran who has clawed her way to the top in AEW. It was not an easy road for the young star, as she took a while to find her groove in the company. She might be the AEW Women’s Champion now, but things were radically different a couple of years ago.
The COVID-19 pandemic took over the entire world back in 2020 and affected the world of professional wrestling as well. In fact, many people were out of a job due to the pandemic. Jamie Hayter was one of those people, because she was unable to make AEW dates while stuck in the UK.
While speaking with Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated, Jamie Hayter revealed that she was homeless and spent time on people’s couches a couple of years ago, because she was out of a job in Japan.
“There was no work in Japan. I was supposed to go home; then they’d bring me back. I left, but I didn’t have anywhere to live. I remember saying, ‘Holy sh*t, I’m homeless.’
I had nowhere to go and no idea what I was going to do. Fortunately, I stayed with my friends and lived on their couch. There were five of us living there, and they had a gym in their garage, which was a godsend. Without that, I would have gone completely insane.
I thought I was never going to wrestle again. Toni Storm was in a similar situation, and she stayed there, too.”
Jamie Hayter is set to team up with Britt Baker and square off against Saraya and a partner of her choosing on the January 11th episode of AEW Dynamite next year. We’ll have to see how the match will turn out.
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