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 Posted: Mon May 11th, 2020 12:57 pm
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God almighty. That voice stripped most of my wallpaper.



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Do you think Vince popped her in the back of his limo the week she was there? Funny thing - a friend of mine was at the TV Taping where they did the Missy's Manor skits. He had no idea who she was and I told him who she was and showed him a couple of pics from the Apter mags. He said she was hot but an awful interviewer and if she kept doing the job she was doing, she wouldn't last long. And then those segments never saw the light of day.



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A photo of Missy Hyatt that hyped her as the host of the interview segment that would replace Piper's Pit appeared in WWF Magazine, I think in the edition that recapped WM3. Seeing that and a still of her interviewing someone in one of those WWF photos the Apter Mags had to take at a distance made me wonder when she was going to start and why she hadn't been on TV yet. Then she suddenly returned to UWF TV without ever appearing on WWF TV.

Adding to the oddness of it all, the UWF had never run any angle to set up Missy Hyatt's departure like a loser leaves town stipulation or her getting humiliated by Dark Journey or someone in a way that would effectively write her out. One week she wasn't on TV or mentioned in a way that suggested she just wasn't on that week, but then she never came back and it was clear she was gone. When she came back from the WWF, she was suddenly back on TV as if she'd always been there and had never left.

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I find it humorous that these clips were available on Hyatt's website, knowing they didn't air. Almost as if these were recorded live to VHS tape, handed out to Missy knowing she would want copies, and the Masters were then burned, never to see the light of day with a "she was never here" edict.

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I'm pretty sure this was Adrian's last WWF TV taping as well?



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One Fan Gang wrote: I find it humorous that these clips were available on Hyatt's website, knowing they didn't air. Almost as if these were recorded live to VHS tape, handed out to Missy knowing she would want copies, and the Masters were then burned, never to see the light of day with a "she was never here" edict.


At a time when Missy was searching for video of her career (and Eddie Gilbert) she contacted me. I was pretty 'out front' as a tape trader then and had gathered video for some other wrestlers - I think she just contacted me through eBay I don't remember really.

One of the things I sent her was a video of her from 'Continental' that she has up on her youtube page last I looked. 'Wish I had a girl that walked like that' - pretty sure it's fairly rare.


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I remember the song was by Henry Lee Summer if that is worth any trivial points. So you are saying you provided the Continental video but not the Missy's Manor stuff, just to clarify? If it was fan collector footage I would tend to think it had aired somewhere but that wasn't my original thought.
Regarding Eddie Gilbert, I remember seeing some home movie camcorder type stuff of Eddie hanging out poolside and Paul Heyman was there as well. Some really rare footage here, of Missy filming a thin Paul E. in the swimming pool with Eddie's pet dog and being somewhat normal; the perceived advocate of nothing, except maybe Liv-a-Snaps.

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I sent her the video and footage I had of her career and Eddie’s as well

Nice woman. Basically had been on the road, in and out of hotels and didn’t have a way to ‘relive’ things.

I ‘got paid’ for it as well and I don’t mean ‘money’

Ok ok an autographed copy of her book 

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That segment would have worked better with her as a heel. The Tammy Fytch gimmick or even Alexandra York would have fit her look and voice.



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The WWF taped segments of Missy's Manor at the March 21, 1987 Superstars taping at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas (Bobby Heenan and Harley Race, The Can-Am Connection, Honkytonk Man and Jimmy Hart), the March 22, 1987 Challenge taping at Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Phoenix (re-tapes of the Heenan/Race and HTM/Hart segments), and then they brought her back for the Superstars taping in Worcester, MA at The Centrum on April 23, 1987 (Randy Savage and Elizabeth, Bobby Heenan, Ken Patera, and Adrian Adonis and Jimmy Hart).

Regarding Adonis, the WWF taped the TV shows that aired in the weeks after WM3, before the big PPV happened. Adonis didn't work between Mania and the Worcester taping at which he worked one squash and did this segment with Missy Hyatt that never aired at the time. He worked three house shows later in the week after the Worcester taping, was fired, and never wrestled in the WWF again.

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I remember seeing the article in the WWF magazine and there may have been a photo or quick synopsis in the arena program around March or April of '87 too. It was all so odd because WWFabsolutely was meticulous at the time about not promoting or mentioning anything that wasn't certain to happen on television. Anything that didn't happen on television may as well been non-canon, in another universe.

As for the TV segment, it's also so odd. They have the graphics (albeit they seem primitive compared to what they had back then) and they have the bumper music at the end, but missing is the overdub crowd noise.

But the oddest thing is that they sent her out there without any direction. Is she supposed to be a face? She's a face in this and some others, but I kinda remember her being heelish in the Savage one. What a fricken mess.



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I think they tried Missy Hyatt as both a heel and a babyface. She was a much better heel, but her looks made fans cheer for her, so using her as a babyface made sense too. The WWF Magazine thing was really weird because the WWF was so good at that point about making its TV, live cards, print publications, and licensed merchandise match up with one another.

I'm convinced that Junkyard Dog, who was fired for a few months right after WM3, would have been fired sooner due to a rash of no shows in early 1987 if not for the media with JYD facing Harley Race at Mania having already been produced with it being too late to make changes. I also think that promoting Missy as coming in only for her to never appear made the WWF more careful in the future. Despite that, there were occasional mistakes like copies of WWF Magazine referring to Randy Savage as the new champ sneaking on to some newsstands ahead of WM4 as well as the WWF exposing the business by standards of the time due to occasionally re-taping matches and angles at TV tapings when something didn't go right.

There was another error right around this time. Dino Bravo had his natural dark hair when he returned to the WWF in late 1986 as a heel. He turned up at WM3 with his hair dyed blonde. However, the WWF had taped a few weeks of TV before Mania that was set to air afterwards. This resulted in Bravo having dark hair in the Mania build up, blonde hair at the PPV, dark hair again on TV after Mania, and then later still going blonde again once they taped more TV.

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I am thinking about other things that happened at tapings with the intention of the WWF to air them, only for these things to not make the air.

- The all time example was The Rockers having a fall of 1990 tag team title win over The Hart Foundation, only for Bret to ask Vince not to air the match because the top rope broke and it was awful. Vince went along with that, never re-taped it, had a Jack Tunney insert explain the lack of a title change to the local fans in Indiana, and kept the belts with the Harts. I've often wondered if some of the problems between Shawn and Bret started with the former being mad over this situation.

- At the August 29, 1995 Superstars taping in Erie, PA, there was a match that Lex Luger won by disqualification over Davey Boy Smith when Mabel and Mo came in and the heels triple teamed Luger. It was to have aired in mid September, but Luger jumped to WCW before that could happen and into the vault it went.

- The previous night at the Raw taping in Canton, OH, there was an angle with Luger getting interrupted by Mabel and Luger challenging him to a match, likely at the September 1995 In Your House PPV. Again, Luger left and the footage never aired.

- In early November of 1994, the WWF announced to the New York market on Superstars that Randy Savage would be the special guest referee for the Madison Square Garden match between Bret Hart and Bob Backlund for the WWF Title on 11/27/94. That wound up being the match were Diesel beat Backlund for the title. By then Savage was on his way to WCW and the special ref deal was dropped without further mention.

I know a few other things have slipped through the cracks.

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tamalie wrote: There was another error right around this time. Dino Bravo had his natural dark hair when he returned to the WWF in late 1986 as a heel. He turned up at WM3 with his hair dyed blonde. However, the WWF had taped a few weeks of TV before Mania that was set to air afterwards. This resulted in Bravo having dark hair in the Mania build up, blonde hair at the PPV, dark hair again on TV after Mania, and then later still going blonde again once they taped more TV.
I went to my first WWF house show at the Rosemont Horizon a week before Wrestlemania III.  It was March 19, 1987.  The curtain jerker was Bravo vs. Brad Rheingans (also his debut). Bravo came out with the blonde hair, and we're like "what???".  I remember the weeks after WM3 with him having the dark hair.  Great example.



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