Former WWE Superstar Mickie James is a true veteran in the pro wrestling world, having competed in various promotions during her as a pro wrestler. She was released by WWE last month and since then talked about the numerous issues James had with the company.
Mickie James made her WWE debut back in 2005 as an obsessed fan of Trish Stratus. It seems she was also very intimidated by the Chairman of WWE Vince McMahon. While speaking on The CLS Experience with Craig Siegel, Mickie James talked about her first meeting with Vince McMahon.
Mickie James said that she pitched the ‘super fan’ gimmick to Vince McMahon as James was told by WWE senior producer Michael Hayes to tell McMahon that it was her idea. James stated that she was terrified for her life while meeting Vince McMahon for the first time.
“I went home and I reset and I came up with this character, this story, this idea for this character who was a massive super fan which was genuinely in my heart. I was able to come up and cultivate this character that I was like, ‘This –’ and I pitched it and I remember walking into Vince [McMahon’s] office with this idea and I go, I’m like, ‘I heard you read my idea and you liked it’ and Michael Hayes is the one who said, ‘You need to walk into Vince’s office, you need to tell him that you wrote that.
You need to tell him that nobody can play it but you,’ and I’m like, ‘Oh God,’ added James. “This is backstage, I’m like in Columbus, Ohio, driving up from Louisville which is the developmental territory OVW at the time and I’m like, ‘I don’t know if I can do this.’ The whole time I’m sitting outside of Vince’s office I’m like, ‘I feel like I’m gonna vomit.’ It was the scariest — if you’ve never met the man in person, he’s so — he has this aura about him and he’s so powerful and so intimidating but yet so genuine and real. He’s always been kind and genuine to me and I’m just like, I was terrified for my life.”
Vince McMahon is certainly a larger than life person so it is understandable why Mickie James would be terrified of him for the first time. James had also previously revealed what she wants to do after her WWE release as well. We will have to see which pro wrestling company Mickie James will go to next.