Jim Ross recalls his WCW broadcasting days with Paul Heyman and Missy Hyatt

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June 04, 2012

Missy Hyatt interviews Honky Tonk Man and Jimmy Hart

Missy Hyatt was another partner I worked with, generally in taped, studio settings while in WCW. She brought a much different dynamic to every broadcast.

Missy was another lifelong fan who, through working in various wrestling territories as a valet and manager, had much more of a working knowledge of the business than she’s ever likely been given credit for having.

Missy obviously brought an element of sex appeal and a bodacious personality to the broadcasts and played her role extremely well. Like many great performers in sports-entertainment and entertainment in general, sometimes art imitated life. Some days, that was a good thing, and some days, it wasn’t.

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.

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