Mickie James and CM Punk had vastly different introductions to WWE’s main roster. While James became embroiled in a feud with Trish Stratus, Punk went through ECW before finally arriving on RAW and SmackDown Live. However, James and Punk were initially set to debut together.
Twitter user @MikeinPA1 tweeted a flashback Friday photo that shows Punk and James at a dark match prior to an episode of RAW in 2005. The two Superstars look relatively different then the counterparts we know today.
— Mike (@MikeinPA1) September 28, 2018
This led to James responding on Twitter through her own account. James- who is currently employed by WWE on the RAW roster wonders how different her career would have been if she and Punk remained a pair as was planned by WWE during that dark match debut.
This was when @CMPunk & I “officially-unofficially” debuted. I’ve often wondered how our careers would have been different had they gone forward with this pairing and entrance into the @WWE @WWEUniverse #wellneverknow https://t.co/9O3iPR9h6l
— Mickie James~Aldis (@MickieJames) September 29, 2018
As we know, that never panned out. Punk had a successful run with WWE, but left the company years ago and filed a lawsuit against WWE’s doctor- which he famously won earlier this year. James was a multi-time Champion in WWE before leaving for Impact Wrestling. Now back, she is a core member of the women’s division.
How different would Punk and James’ lives have been if WWE stuck to that plan? Does the pairing interest you for an on-screen role? Let us know your thoughts, opinions, and reactions in those comments down below.