The last time AEW fans witnessed Jamie Hayter in a one-on-one bout was nearly two years ago, against Dr. Britt Baker, and it took place the very first time DYNAMITE broadcast from Pittsburgh. Thus it was a great shock to many, particularly Red Velvet and Kris Statlander, when Hayter returned to All Elite Wrestling on the very first RAMPAGE as back-up for the woman who beat her back on 10/23/19.
Now the Good Doctor did tell the world that she would be bringing in some new back-up, but given that the UK native had not even been in the United States since her AEW appearances in 2019, there was not a soul who would have called Jamie Hayter arriving as said back-up. Since AEW fans last saw her, Hayter became a dominant force in Japan’s STARDOM promotion, even briefly capturing their GODDESS OF STARDOM championship with Bea Priestley, a reign that was abruptly ended due to pandemic travel restrictions. Over the last several months in the United Kingdom, Hayter has kept active as well, even capturing the RevPro Undisputed British Women’s Title, and has gotten into peak physical condition.
Now she is ready to be unleashed on the women of All Elite Wrestling and it starts with a woman in Red Velvet who has earned her spot as one of the top contenders in the division over the last year. Clearly when in the hometown of the AEW Women’s World Champion, Velvet found herself in the unfamiliar shoes of villain to the audience at hand, but it did not prevent her from doing what she felt was right going into that fight. Whether it was “ruining” Britt’s homecoming on the DYNAMITE prior to RAMPAGE’S debut, or just by having the audacity to challenge the champ, Baker felt slighted by Red Velvet.
So despite the fact that the champion retained her title, Baker felt the need to assault her challenger following the match, which brought out Kris Statlander for the save, and in turn led to the arrival of Jamie Hayter. All that has drawn Hayter and Red Velvet into combat this Wednesday night on DYNAMITE at the behest of the AEW Women’s World Champion! Will it be Baker’s hired hand who gets her hand raised, or Red Velvet who shuts this down en route to getting another crack of The Good Doctor?