Mickey James says she was shocked to learn that WWE wanted her to compete in this year’s Women’s Royal Rumble.
The company wanted her to perform in the match which came as a surprise since James is the defending IMPACT Wrestling Knockouts champion. After her release last year, she call out company for returning her belongings in a trash bag. No one would have expected her to return to WWE in less than a year after the incident.
In a recent interaction with Ariel Helwani, Mickie James admitted that IMPACT Wrestling EVP Scott D’Amore was the one who told her about the WWE offer. She was surprised but eventually agreed to compete in the Rumble match.
“I was shocked. I think I was shocked because I knew it had really never been done, especially for women, and so I thought everything was considered, but I also feel like everyone from that camp was honest, we talked and had apologies and all that and so, I still maintain a good relationship with everyone in that sense. .”
“And professionally, I just think it’s just something that can be done and hopefully opens the door to the future possibilities of that, you know? So I think the jerk response. My knees were like I was in shock, you know, because this isn’t unheard of,” James said.
Mickie James reveals if she knew that WWE would make an announcement on SmackDown
WWE has announced the surprise participants of this year’s Women’s Royal Rumble. In addition to Mickie James, Lita, Summer Rae and Kelly Kelly, among others, have also been confirmed to join the match.
Knockouts Champion Says She Didn’t Know WWE Would Reveal Her Name On SmackDown. She had expected her arrival to be a surprise.
“Not until Friday, No. I was headed for IMPACT because we obviously had the championship on the road, it was going to be the main event and that was one thing. So I was actually driving. around looking for a guitar when it aired on SmackDown in Dallas.”
“So I don’t know, I think, like we said, we talked about it being a surprise, more like, just one of the surprise participants but then I thought Johnny really and the camp really wanted to get it out there because they made that big announcement during the reveal that night and they wanted to put it in as part of that,” said Mickie James.
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Mickie James added that she was initially worried that the news would dull the hype for her match against Deonnazzo Purrazo at Hard to Kill. Instead, it just makes things better.
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