World Class and Universal Wrestling Federation
Missy Hyatt’s professional wrestling career began in 1985 when she was hired by World Class Championship Wrestling (WCCW). She was the manager of John Tatum, whom she was dating at the time. She was embroiled in a feud with another valet in WCCW, Sunshine. This rivalry culminated into a mud-pit match at Texas Stadium in 1986.
Eventually, Hyatt and Tatum left for the Universal Wrestling Federation. At this time, Eddie Gilbert was the leader of “Hot Stuff International,” a group that included Sting and Rick Steiner. Missy formed an alliance with his group and it was renamed “H & H International, Inc”. It was not long before Hyatt and Gilbert started an affair that caused problems with Tatum. Hyatt left Tatum for Gilbert in 1987, and they split up on screen as well. She married Gilbert in 1988.
World Wrestling Federation
While still under UWF contract, Missy was contacted about working for the World Wrestling Federation. Vince McMahon wanted Missy to replace the recently departed Rowdy Roddy Piper and his segment, Piper’s Pit, with a new segment called “Missy’s Manor.” “Missy’s Manor” segments were taped on March 21 and 22, and April 23, 1987. Missy admits the segments did not go over well (but at least she got to keep the clothes!) McMahon asked Missy to become a Federette, which were the ring girls shown at pay-per-views. She didn’t like that idea and went back to the UWF. Missy’s Manor can be seen on our Youtube channel.
World Championship Wrestling
In 1987, when the UWF was purchased by the National Wrestling Alliance’s Jim Crockett Promotions, Missy and Eddie came along. Missy was used as a commentator and then eventually as the manager for Gilbert and The Steiner Brothers. She eventually returned to her role as commentator and hosted WCW Main Event., and soon was engaged in a feud with fellow commentator, Paul E. Dangerously. The feud led to various competitions between the two, including an arm wrestling match at the Clash of the Champions on January 30, 1991, in which Hyatt defeated Dangerously. A contributing factor to her victory might be because Hyatt had removed her jacket to reveal her low-cut top as the ref started the contest. Missy would engage in a battle over who the “First Lady of WCW” was with The Dangerous Alliance’s Madusa, with Missy narrowly winning a Bikini Showdown at the 1992 Beach Blast pay-per-view event.
Extreme Championship Wrestling
In 1996, Missy joined ECW. She was part of a sexual harassment angle where she kissed Stevie Richards against his will, and he filed a lawsuit. She became the manager of the Sandman in his feud with Raven, and had many catfights with Sandman’s wife, Lori.
When Missy left ECW, she still worked for various independent promotions. She has worked for Women Superstars Uncensored (WSU) at most of their events in New Jersey and hosted her interview segment, Missy’s Manor.
In March 2016, Missy announced her official retirement from wrestling.