Wrestler’s Spotlight #4: Jayel Cotto

The Indy circuit of wrestling has had success and could be a candidate for WWE or enhance AEW and their women’s division.

There are wrestlers who keep fans on their toes and have a degree of unpredictability. The best kind of wrestlers are ones who may not be the biggest or strongest but willing to go the extra mile to win. Even though they may lose, they compete and continue to compete until the final bell rings. That brings us to Jayel Cotto who brings all those qualities and more.

Jayel Cotto is tough as nails and a determined competitor. Whether she is the favorite to win or not, she never goes down without a fight. Her strong strikes with her educated feet could strike at any moment during the match, which makes her an entertaining competitor to watch.

Jayel may not be a dominator in the ring, but all it takes is one firm powerful strike to change the match completely in her favor.

First impressions of Jayel Cotto:

The first time seeing her, her swift strikes were what stood out. She has other pieces to her game, but the strikes make a difference between her being dominated in the ring or completely turning the match around. Her determination with her striking ability shows that even if she is dominated in the ring, no one can count her out of any match.

What Jayel Cotto brings every night:

Jayel is not exactly an underdog, nor is she a dominant force, she is someone who will do what it takes to win, she takes a licking and keeps on ticking. Any competitor in the ring with her is up for a long fight.

Her powerful strikes and her tendency to hit a lethal roundhouse kick at any angle is as sudden as an RKO from Randy Orton. She will always have those kicks as an equalizer in matches where she is outmatched.

Avoiding a sudden strike from Jayel may be easier said than done. She does not tire easily and has very high durability in the ring with a high threshold for taking punishment in the ring to keep the crowd and her opponent on their toes.

Matchup: Jayel Cotto Vs Masha Slamovich

Notable appearances:

Has had a WWE try-out and gone to Puerto Rico to compete.

The Future:

Jayel is a true competitor and wherever she goes no matter who is on the roster, she will compete. She doesn’t care if a person may outmatch her in some way, she will give her all even if it means just waiting for the right moment for a strike.

The intriguing aspect of her having a WWE tryout in the past is that some of the greatest had multiple tryouts with WWE or other major companies. Jayel is quickly becoming one of the best pure strikers in the circuit and has a strong case for displaying her skills to WWE, AEW, and impact.

That’s the kind of competitor that would be a great contender for the NXT women’s title or a Knockouts championship with Impact. Someone who knows how to win and is a great potential challenge for the champion and will work hard and keep fans on the edge of their seat with just being one strike away from victory no matter who she is going against.

All of us will be pulling for another tryout or signing with another company in the future because she is a fighter and this fighter delivers every single match, which fans will love with her unpredictability and competitive nature in the ring and will get the crowd fired up night after night.

Stay tuned via her Twitter @JayelCotto to show support and follow her journey as she fights her opponents. Without a doubt we will see her on television and that same feeling will be amplified on television on a weekly basis whether it’s WWE, Impact, or AEW.

Wrestler’s Spotlight: “Sin of Wrath” Shayla Hyde

The Wrestler’s Spotlight focuses on “Sin of Wrath” Shayla Hyde, who is bound for glory to make a return to WWE and NXT after appearing as Joan King against Nia Jax on RAW.

It’s a great time to be a wrestling fan with multiple wrestling companies making big moves on television or the internet. As the new waves of talent emerge, the charismatic enigma “Sin of Wrath” Shayla Hyde started rising to make a strong first impression for first-time viewers. She also shows her current fans why the “Wicked Witch” did no justice for her wrath in the ring.

Shayla has been in the wrestling game for a while and has accomplished, but she remains hungry for more in the ring. The scary part is, she is only going to keep adding to her already deep arsenal as time goes by, and wherever she ends up next will be a hot ticket.

First Impressions of Shayla Hyde:

The first-time seeing Shayla Hyde almost six years ago, she was still developing in the ring, but her drive to go to that next level had no bounds. Shayla was searching for her spot within the independent circuit and stayed patient while racking up wins and winning the hearts of the fans.

What Shayla Hyde brings every night:

Shayla’s unique attitude is that she always wants to find ways to surprise people. When they think they know what Shayla is going to do in the ring based on what they saw from a previous match, Shayla does something completely different that people may have never seen from her before.

 Matchup: Shayla Hyde Vs Sierra for the ICW Women’s Championship

Notable Appearances:

Shayla appeared on RAW as Joan King and went toe to toe with Nia Jax. Even though Nia destroyed her in the ring, Shayla Hyde became stronger after the match and sometimes refer to her alter-ego personality as a reminder of how far she has come and where she will still be going in the future.

The Future:

Shayla Hyde is still young and has developed quickly. Her fast development can be compared to Velveteen Dream who also flourished in such a short time. Shayla brings that same critical X-factor to the table. She will continue to surprise people in the ring with new surprises up her sleeve.

Shayla’s “Sin of Wrath” personality may be the biggest change to represent her endless ways to win matches. It can be described as nothing short but unpredictable wrath in the ring. This spells trouble for future opponents and joy for fans as they catch a super athlete who can win any possible way.

Be sure to stay up to date with Shayla Hyde on Facebook and Twitter. You never know where she will end up next and what she will do next. Get on board to see who will suffer unforgettable against Shayla Hyde next.

AEW Vs WWE: Enough is Enough

If you are on social media, odds are you keep hearing fans declare their loyalty and declaring war….but….consider this before you do….

If you are a Twitter user, you have probably seen tweets about AEW Versus WWE. If you are a Twitter user like me, you probably are growing sick of it. We have had a historic announcement of AEW having its first wrestling show in a few short months. What should have been a great occasion celebrated by wrestling fans, is slowly turning into anger from fans around the world. Not for the fact that it is happening, but how bad it has gotten on social media alone.

I kept giving my statements, but it has fallen on deaf ears, but enough is enough with AEW versus WWE. We are stuck in the 90s with the competition mindset. It gets to a point that a wrestling company can’t even get a television deal without the fans blowing their war horns and looking for another Monday Night war to begin again. Let it go! The reason why some of these wrestling companies that came and went over the years have struggled or didn’t reach full potential is that fans are so eager to pick sides for something that may not even happen!

Many companies including TNA now known as Impact, Global Force Wrestling, and even companies like Lucha Underground has had pressure from fans. Some may say it doesn’t matter and that it is just fans talking, but it does matter. Companies that had television deals and will get television deals in the future may suffer, because of the negative interaction with fans. The “war” that seems to be easy to ignite on social media.

That brings us to where we are today. AEW made an announcement, and not surprisingly, fans are treating this like it’s the 90s. Growing up watching WWE, WCW, and ECW, those were the main shows that were on television. Eventually, TNA started showing up on television, but the choices for what to watch on television were very limited. Most of the shows if we wanted to watch certain wrestlers, we had to search on YouTube. It is at an all-time high for wrestlers being on television, and that is a beautiful thing as a wrestling fan. We can see our favorite wrestlers of the independent circuit perform on television.

Leave the Monday Night war mentality behind, and enjoy the new era of wrestling for everyone, where we can get lots of wrestling on television more than ever before and enjoy ourselves as fans. It should be an opportunity to enjoy more wrestling every week more than ever before, as opposed to a war of survival. Do us all a favor, leave that mentality in the 90s, where it belongs, and just enjoy the biggest time for television and pro wrestling in general.

Women of Wrestling: Razor

Ever heard of a little chaos? How about A LOT of chaos?! That’s what awaits us and more when WOW Superheroes and Razor comes to AXS TV January 18th.

The past week of wrestling has been overwhelming, and it has filled my heart with joy seeing the wrestling universe celebrate as we witness more history being made. No matter how long you have been a wrestling fan, it is a universal truth that there is something that makes you fall in love with it all over again. For me, it is the women’s wrestling division in WWE and the independent circuit. Last year was historic with the first all-women’s pay-per-view in WWE history. We are approaching the second annual women’s royal rumble.

I truly love women’s wrestling, and my love for women’s wrestling truly expanded within the heart of the independent circuit many years ago. That leads us to where we are today. Women of Wrestling will be on television on AXS television nearly a week from now. This is exciting for me, especially since I used to watch LuFisto during my study hall period. The easier access to a variety of companies nowadays, truly makes me wish it happened during my high school days, I could have avoided many detentions.

dvjm7v5uyamz8p8There are some faces I am too familiar with like Abilene Maverick, who I have followed for a long time, and very happy to soon see on television. The Twitter world is certainly buzzing about it, and rightfully so, especially with the stacked roster that awaits us.

There is one competitor that stands out to me, who goes by the ring name of Razor. I tend to stay aware of the talent that I have seen before and the talent that I have stumbled on by luck.

Upon the announcement of WOW coming to AXS TV, I began to really pay attention to the talent, and Razor stood out to me. Everyone has that one competitor that gives you a sense of unpredictability and chaos. All the respective competitors on the roster for WOW are amazing, and it is deserving, but Razor is a competitor that stands out as the music maker of chaos. She is certainly the wildcard every night. Of course, every roster has someone like that, where would their roster be if they didn’t?

Normally, the competitor that causes the most chaos is eventually tamed. That’s where Razor is very different. She does not come across as a competitor that will simply give up. It doesn’t matter if you hold a victory over her, because the way Razor is as a competitor, she will keep coming back for more. This is something that will be every fan’s dream and her competitor’s worse nightmare. Witnessing Razor firsthand with her relentless chaos, her thirst for mayhem, her lust for pain will be the biggest part for fans who desire chaos.

When WOW Superheroes debut on AXS TV January 18th, you do not want to miss it, because Razor’s natural relentless nature will be a cycle that the other competitors simply can’t contain. How will other competitors contain Razor? I will save the trouble and answer that question now, they can’t!  Do not miss Razor and WOW Superheroes coming to AXS TV, and watch out for the chaos, because you will never know when Razor will strike next!

All images are used with permission from Razor of WOW.