Welcome to the first installment of Social Media Uncut. Where it is a social media conversation to beat all conversations. The first installment is a big one and is all about pursuing dreams. Many remember Joan King from RAW and many others know her as the “Wicked Witch” Shayla Hyde.
She has made her presence felt not just in the ring but on social media as well with a unique connection with her followers with her tagline #FlyWithTheWitch. Her genuine charisma and extraordinary heart in the ring along with a superior physical presence in the ring has made her one of a kind.
That has been said many times that there is no one like her, well there is truly no one like Shayla Hyde. No one even comes close, and no one will ever come close. I had the honor of taking time to talk to Shayla Hyde to dig deeper into the mind of the Wicked Witch of independent wrestling.
J.C: First thing is first, how do you feel about the women’s Pay-per-view? It’s got to feel amazing that months ago u went against Nia Jax and months later this big announcement happened.
Shayla: I feel that an ALL WOMENS PPV is beyond amazing. It actually feels past the point of amazing. It feels as though I have a small part in it also. Even though I got beat up for 47 seconds if that by Nia.
J.C: I was sitting at home when that all went down, of course, it was still a memorable pre-Wrestlemania warm up for Nia, what was your mindset heading into that match?
Shayla: “What if I mess up? What if a break something? No, I’m going to kill this. This isn’t for me this is for Josh and my supporters” that was going through my head like a loop.
J.C: It was a good match for sure, people don’t know but we have known each other for…..5 years!? (I’m a terrible person for not remembering ha).
Shayla: Pretty damn close. More like 3.5yrs to 4.
J.C: Still a long damn time ha, when tough enough came back I remember pushing for you to go was like a big thing ha.
Shayla: YES! I’m hoping the next time around that WWE #flywiththewitch enough to have me on Tough Enough.
J.C: Yeah, well you and many others including Brittany wonder were trying out it was a busy time for me as well as you because that time I remember your quest for championship gold was coming up at that time, and people don’t know how big it was during that time, walk us through that time.
Shayla: First official title was AMAZING! But the pressure was on to stay on top.
J.C: I know you been hunting for it for a while, I mean these were your first titles, it had to be a load off to reach such great milestones.
Shayla: Yes! Now a big goal for me is to get overseas.
J.C: Okay you are one of my best friends and I didn’t know that even, what gives? (Ha), Do you have anywhere specific in mind?
Shayla: Ireland. Scotland. Germany. England. JAPAN! Anywhere I can go, to be honest. I have a passport and just itching to use it
J.C: Anywhere you end up it’ll be great. I do dream matches with you all over Twitter and now I got to ask, what dream matches do you personally have in mind?
Shayla: O that’s a HUGE list. Jazzy Gabert. Amber O’Neal. Mickie James. Natalya. It is seriously endless.
J.C: I can’t help but notice you left out my favorite of all time Shayna Baszler (ha) I’m sure that would be a great match even though I am extremely biased in that subject.
Shayla: Yes. Your vote is for me.
J.C: Yes, of course, I hope Shayna Baszler never finds this ever, if so Shayna is awesome and the best, Queens Army since 2010, ANYWAYS… One more big question that I’m sure will come up many times down the road, what do you want people to get out of seeing you or hearing your name? What do you want people to see through your career?
Shayla: That through all the heartache I still kept pushing through. That the beginning of my career will not define the end.
J.C: Thank you for being an inspiration for everyone including me, I know people will love the message you have, and as usual, fans will be watching and hopefully gain a lot through watching you.
As you can see there is a lot to look forward to with Shayla Hyde, and things that I didn’t even know about. It is a testament to how big this journey truly is. You can find her matches via YouTube and see her full journey and more via Twitter @Likablemshyde. Be sure to join the conversation with #FlyWithTheWitch.
Her journey is just beginning, and every single day her journey on Twitter is something new every single day. Be sure to follow her, watch her matches, tweet her and enjoy the crazy ride as we continue to see where the Wicked Witch of the independent circuit continues to fly.
Photo credit to World Wrestling Entertainment©. All Content within used with permission from Shayla Hyde.