In Netflix’s latest documentary series, Wrestlers, viewers get to know a variety of professional wrestlers plying their trade on the independent scene. Some are happy with the success they’ve achieved performing in front of local audiences, while others dream of taking the next big step.
One of those hoping to use the show’s platform to reach the next level is “HollyHood” Haley J, a standout wrestler on the show and one of the main stars of Ohio Valley Wrestling, the independent promotion at the center of the show. During the series, she makes it clear that OVW is a step in her journey while also gaining experience with other groups such as Women of Wrestling.
Now that the show is out, Haley J has a vision for her future that includes becoming a WWE Superstar.
“WWE has the whole story – it has everything,” she told GameSpot. “It’s the biggest stage we can go on. So it will always be number one until I get it.”
While Haley is quick to note that she would also like to work for WWE’s main rival All Elite Wrestling (AEW), she already has a main event-level storyline for WWE in mind.
“I want to go with Charlotte Flair because she’s a second-generation superstar,” Haley said of the 16-time WWE Women’s Champion and daughter of Hall of Famer Ric Flair. “And our stories are very similar but very different. For example, her father – everyone knew who she was because of her father. I’m kind of the opposite. It’s me.” [a] second generation [wrestler], but the Indians knew my mother. She never really made it, so I couldn’t really use her name [to] Go out so often. So I feel like I did this without the second generation blessing that many others receive. I just think it would be a great story. I could tell this story.
Interestingly, shortly after Wrestlers debuted on Netflix, it was reported that Haley J was set to receive a WWE tryout. However, it was later reported that their tryout was postponed. A new trial date has not been announced.
Wherever she ends up, whether in WWE or AEW – or even if she remains the reigning women’s champion of Ohio Valley Wrestling – Haley is more than happy for the rest of the world to catch up with what she already knew.
“I always said I was a superstar and I was just waiting for people to catch up,” she said. “I believed in myself for a long time. But now that it’s actually happening, it’s kind of crazy because my followers and stuff are going up like 1,000s. And obviously I wasn’t that big of a superstar because that wasn’t happening like that [before]. But my mentality definitely hasn’t changed. I still feel like I know my worth. And I know my worth and I feel good. I feel like it’s my time to shine.
You can watch the entire first season of “Wrestlers” on Netflix now.
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