Mickie James has worked hard to establish herself as one of the best female pro wrestlers in the history of the industry. James was released by WWE back in April last year and then she promptly made her way to NWA and then Impact Wrestling. She also revealed WWE’s original plans for her.

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 Stories with Brisco and Bradshaw, Mickie James talked about WWE’s original plan for her to be CM Punk’s manager.

“I was supposed to debut before and it was with CM Punk as his manager on Sunday [Night Heat]. I was so devastated at that moment when Hunter came back and said, ‘I like both you guys. I just don’t see it together.’ 


They filled that spot with some replays of something else that happened on RAW with Rhyno or something. I was so devastated at that moment, but then I went like, ‘How different would my career be if my introduction to the WWE Universe was Sunday Night Heat, a manager for CM Punk?’ Would it have been great? Probably, yeah, but it wouldn’t have been what Trish and I had which was really special and it was a game changer. I think it really started to help flip the script to say, Okay, well women can also be just two females, a main storyline driven thing, because that was really one of the first ones that I can recall.”

CM Punk is also not expected to be out of action for long time now. As for Mickie James, she is happy working in Impact Wrestling and that’s what matters to her right now.

 h/t to WrestlingNews.co

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