Steve Corino apology to Missy Hyatt

Monday, January 21, 2013

A Public Apology To Missy Hyatt

A few weeks ago, I taped a interview where I told a story about Missy Hyatt. And while drinking would be my only excuse, I hurt her with the content of what I said publicly and that was never my intention. Never in a million years.

Missy Hyatt was one of my first crushes as a kid and I was so fortunate to get to work with her, learn from her, and have a personal relationship with her. What I said on the video was 200% wrong of me to say and I regret it. I hurt her feelings, maybe her personal relationships, and made her out to be something she is not.

My intention was to tell a story in a way where it would put her over and it didn't come off that way. It comes off sophomoric  immature, and very unprofessional to a woman that does not deserve it.

The Missy Hyatt I wish the fans know (if you don't already) is a strong woman that had to put up with a lot of crap over her career. Not only did she become successful, she was a student of the game. Her character of a ditzy blonde was total opposite of the Missy I know. My rides with her were talks about how she learned the wrestling business from listening to Jake The Snake Roberts, Bill Watts, John Tatum, and Eddie Gilbert to name a few. She made a trip from Tampa to Ocala feel like a five minute ride. 

In 2004, I got to spend a lot of time with Missy as she managed me on NWA Florida and BANG TV shows. I can honestly say, it was one of the best summers of my life. 

To me, Missy Hyatt is a Hall of Famer. The original Diva and deserves more than some guy telling stories about her on a video. I can't tell you the regret I have for disrespecting her. She deserves way better.

Young wrestlers, girls or boys, should learn from her. Know her story, learn her story, and learn from her. She really is a wonderful and smart person. Not just in wrestling, but life.

If you are a wrestling fan or even a wrestler that has emailed her to make fun of the story or judge her, you are as wrong as I was to tell that story. Missy Hyatt deserves better from me and you.

To Missy, I am sorry. A sorry doesn't take away the wrongness, but the trouble I caused you is heartbreaking and I will go to my dying day making sure everyone knows that Missy Hyatt deserves way better.

Steve Corino