While people generally don’t consider Jamie Hayter as an “AEW original”, she has been with the company since almost the very beginning.
She wrestled her first match in AEW in 2019, although her run was cut short for a year and half due to the COVID pandemic.
Since her debut, Jamie Hayter has become the top woman in the entire company, and hopes to recover from her injuries to wrestle in a marquee match up at All In in Wembley Stadium.
Jamie Hayter’s AEW Debut
Jamie Hayter made her AEW Debut on the October 23rd, 2019 episode of AEW Dynamite.
Hayter was an enhancement talent for the company at this time, and was positioned as a heel in the company.
She took on Britt Baker in her debut match. At the time, Britt was being built as the top babyface in the women’s division, and had yet to craft the heel persona that would make her one of the most popular wrestlers in AEW.
During her AEW debut, Jamie Hayter was a much different wrestler than she is now. She looked completely different, with darker hair and attired. She wore a black singlet, as opposed to her current outfit, and worked a completely heel style in the ring.
Cheating was part of her game, as was giving Baker a “wet willy” in the middle of the match. Britt Baker won the match in the end, and nobody was really enamoured by Jamie Hayter when the match was over.
Hayter would wrestle one more match on AEW (a tag match where she teamed with Emi Sakura to beat Riho and Shanna) before the pandemic hit.
As she worked mainly in Japan for Stardom, she lived in the UK travelled across the world to wrestle on their tours.
She worked for Stardom up until the pandemic hit, and for the rest of 2020 was forced to work only in select UK show. She wrestled five times for Rev Pro in England in 2020, which was barely enough for the English star to survive.
It wouldn’t be until mid-2021 when Jamie Hayter finally returned to AEW, with a new look and a new attitude. She had vastly improved in the ring, and this time aligned herself with Britt Baker, as part of the top heel stabel in the women’s division.
The pair since turned face and are two of the most popular women in AEW. Both are former Women’s champions, with Hayter losing her title to Toni Storm at Double or Nothing 2023.
She is currently out injured, and hopes to make her third debut in the company when AEW comes to Wembley Stadium, for the All In show in her home country of England.
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