Mickie James has worked hard to establish herself as one of the best female pro wrestlers in the history of the business. James was released by WWE back in April last year and then she promptly made her way to NWA and then Impact Wrestling.

James would go on to become the Knockouts Champion as well. Mickie James’ appearance in the Women’s Royal Rumble was much hyped and it certainly lived up to it.

While speaking on The Kurt Angle Show, Mickie James was asked about never having a run in WWE as the “Hardcore Country” character. James revealed that she had pitched the idea before but no one really understood it. James wished she pushed more for the character in WWE.

“I had hoped for and I wish, too in hindsight, that I would have would pitched more or tried to push more for the Hardcore Country character because it was something that I brought up there that they just never really understood or bit on. But it’s almost like a blessing in disguise, because had they bit on it, I probably wouldn’t have been able to come back and do this thing at the Rumble and [have] it go down the way it had. So everything happens for a reason.”


Mickie James is also hoping that WWE will work with Impact Wrestling again in the future, even if it seems unlikely at this point in time. Regardless, she is glad she got the chance to compete in the Women’s Royal Rumble match as the Impact Knockouts Champion.

H/T Fightful

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