Posts tagged “Lorelei Lee

Ringbelles Retro: History of Hatred

Everybody has to start somewhere.

Hailey Hatred may right now have an absolute shitload of championships and accolades – as we have covered thoroughly during in the June 28 edition of the Ringbelles Roundup and our latest episode of the Women Of Wrestling Podcast – the most prestigious of which is the JWP Openweight Championship, but she didn’t start out as a superstar. She had to toil for years in small buildings for few people to learn her craft and gain the skills needed to become the first non-Japanese woman to win the oldest active joshi championship. Luckily, a few of these matches are on YouTube, so we can see how Hatred had to pay her dues – and it should also offer hope to women stepping through a curtain to be greeted by fewer people that are getting ready in the locker room she just left… (more…)