As famous earlier, Ariel Helwani interviewed Mickie James to speak about her upcoming look on the WWE Royal Rumble, how the deal got here to be, and her ideas about potential future “forbidden door” alternatives.
James was requested to provide her ideas on WWE releasing so many individuals during the last couple of years:
“It’s head scratching, however then additionally they’ve had an immense quantity of hirings by way of the years so the corporate had expanded when it’s gone on the highway as a result of it had nearly like an entire division of simply NXT and WWE after which clearly, the pandemic has I feel crushed everybody particularly stay occasions and touring and all of these issues and I don’t know…it sucks. It sucks for my associates. It sucks for my associates to not have a spot to work and now that there’s appears to be competitors like now they’ve someplace to go however then Ring of Honor is type of shut down behind it. So it’s similar to all these items however I don’t know, I really feel just like the enterprise is ever-evolving. And it all the time goes by way of highs and lows, it goes by way of these issues, and it type of sucks. And it sucks to be on one aspect of it. And I simply hope that everyone makes use of it as like only a repositioning, and like to only type of develop and do one thing totally different or added to no matter that’s, as a result of it’s loopy. You realize, it’s simply loopy on the market. And I feel it’s cool that … it appears to be extra locations to go now. It’s simply, it’s simply totally different. You realize, the enterprise has simply modified a lot, and I don’t know what it’s going to maintain trying like, particularly with touring within the subsequent 5 years, if it doesn’t flip round by some means.”
James was requested if there’s been curiosity in her from AEW:
“I don’t know, I by no means was like, technically reached out by AEW. However I feel all of them knew that I used to be going to work with my husband at NWA. And I actually needed to do that ladies’s present. That was actually vital to me. Um, yeah, I feel there’s clearly matches and women I needed to work with, and I actually would have entertained it or talked about it. However I feel my historical past with Impression too. And I felt like, even with Empowerrr, I used to be capable of type of bridge a few of these gaps and make relationships occur and open up type of these conversations and doorways. And I didn’t know if I needed to signal something long run, like locked in for like, a multi yr or something like that, both. I’ve simply type of as a result of I’ve been doing it for thus lengthy. And I simply don’t know, I didn’t know what I needed to do. I simply knew I needed to do the ladies present. After which I’d take into consideration wrestling after that…I solely wrestle for Impression and NWA and now WWE…I actually have so many issues I’m engaged on now between our complement firm, and mommying, as a lot as I can full time on a regular basis when I’m dwelling, and my horses and stuff, and I simply need to have the ability to focus that point on him and people issues, after which there’s little initiatives, after which simply wrestle for the championship, and stuff like that.”
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