Episode 25 with Hailey Hatred

We’re celebrating our twenty-fifth show with a really special guest who has a lot to celebrate – the newly crowned JWP Openweight Champion Hailey Hatred. This Ohio girl relocated to Japan several years ago where she’s become a major name on the joshi scene, becoming the first gaijin (foreigner) to hold the JWP Openweight Title (the oldest active joshi title in the country). Hailey’s had quite the 2011 so far, so we talk about her title win, the upcoming retirement of her friend Kaori Yoneyama and living through the Earthquake/Tsunami. We talk the big names to watch out for in joshi going forward, as well as further evidence of Manami Toyota‘s awesomeness. From there we discuss a simply incredible story of being suspended in Mexico after losing her mask, powerbombing rookie Mickie Knuckles on an open chair in her first match, doing intergender matches for Beyond Wrestling and talk about her desire to have an MMA bout. Oh, and want to know how many times she can throw a punch in a minute? You actually won’t believe it. Only on the Women of Wrestling Podcast, ladies and gentlemen!

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