Mickie James says apologies were issued and she’s on good terms with WWE

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Mickie James appeared on Ariel Helwani’s present immediately to speak about her entry into the WWE Royal Rumble, how the deal got here to be, and the possibiltiy of extra co-promotion with WWE.

James stated she was approached a couple of weeks in the past in regards to the Rumble a couple of weeks in the past:

“It was a couple of weeks in the past, and Scott had referred to as me first…simply to form of see the place I used to be at and if I used to be ,” James stated. “I believe instantly I used to be excited, as a result of I take into consideration this traditionally has by no means occurred earlier than, for WWE to do that or to have anybody take part within the Rumble, particularly to acknowledge the championship. It’s actually, it’s cool. And it simply reveals a special quantity of respect –I really feel actually nice about it. Plus, I believe, in my thoughts, the very last thing most individuals convey up or speak about was on the opposite finish of the spectrum with and so it’s simply cool to not have that be the factor, or the very last thing, or no matter that’s. So i’m so excited, truthfully.”

James stated that it was John Laurinaitis who initially reached out to Scott D’Amore:

Johnny reached out to Scott to first simply discuss to him professionally as a result of… this has by no means actually has been achieved earlier than by them. So positively, they talked first to see if this was going to be one thing they as a result of they’ve labored collectively, Affect labored along with WWE previously for different issues, you already know, for when Aptitude went within the Corridor of Fame and Christian Cage and all that stuff, so it wasn’t unexpected that it may probably occur. However yeah, so I believe that’s why Scott first reached out to me to see what my curiosity was. After which clearly, we had been all in a position to make this occur in some way. And I believe it was going to be a shock, we talked about having it as a shock. However you already know, the announcement [and] the response again from the announcement form of has blown my thoughts. I believe it’s fairly unimaginable. , it’s completely different, and it’s form of historic, after which to be the particular person to do they’ve achieved it with it’s actually freaking cool.

James stated that apologies had been issued and he or she is on good phrases with WWE after the trashbag incident when she was launched final yr. James was requested what her response was when she was advised about WWE reaching out to Affect Wrestling.

She stated, “Um, I used to be shocked. I believe I used to be very shocked as a result of I do know it’s not likely ever been achieved particularly for the ladies and so and I believe all issues thought-about however I additionally really feel like everybody from that camp has truthfully, we’ve talked and there’s been apologies and all of the issues and so I nonetheless keep an excellent relationship with everybody in that sense. And professionally, I simply assume it’s simply one thing to have the ability to do and hopefully open the door for future potentialities of that as nicely. , so yeah, I believe my knee jerk response was I used to be form of shocked you already know, as a result of simply it’s exceptional. And particularly for me I used to be like oh actually okay, um and so yeah, I don’t know It’s bizarre, proper? It’s a bizarre place to be sitting.”

James additionally stated that Vince McMahon personally referred to as her to apologize in regards to the trash bag incident.

James stated that she didn’t know that her title could be introduced on SmackDown till it occurred. She stated, “Not till Friday? I used to be I used to be headed to Affect as a result of we clearly had the championship on the road and it was going to be the primary occasion. And that was already a factor. So I used to be really driving round in search of a guitar when it aired on SmackDown in Dallas. So I don’t know, I believe like we stated, we had been we had been talked about it being a shock, like extra of like, simply one of many shock entrances. However then I believe Johnny actually within the camp actually wished to form of get it on the market as a result of they had been doing that huge announcement within the reveal that night time, and so they wished to place it as a part of that.”

For those who use any portion of the quotes from this text please credit score Ariel Helwani with a h/t to WrestlingNews.co for the transcription

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