On March 23, IMPACT Wrestling announced that IMPACT Knockouts Champion Mickie James would not be able to compete at the highly anticipated Impact Sacrifice event. James was scheduled to defend her title against Jordynne Grace but had to be pulled after suffering broken rib.
It wasn’t just the Sacrifice event that James had to withdraw from. She was also slated to defend her title at IMPACT x NJPW Multiverse United against Miyu Yamashita, Gisele Shaw, and Deonna Purrazzo. This was obviously a frustrating and disappointing development for James, who was undoubtedly looking forward to these events.
Mickie James ended up relinquishing the IMPACT Knockouts World Championship. It is also to be noted that she has not competed in a match since the February 26 IMPACT TV tapings.
While speaking with Tom Campbell for Cultaholic Wrestling, Mickie James’ husband Nick Aldis revealed that she is 100% ready to make her in-ring return. He added that it is simply a matter of waiting for the right moment to return.
She’s 100 percent, so now it’s just a case of she’s just waiting for her right moment. We do have interests outside of wrestling, we have a supplement company, and Mickie has her show and the music stuff, and we have the horses. We’re also producing a show in Australia and Mickie is also a producer of the Last Match musical. She’s really just sort of weighing up where she wants to spend her time because we also have a son.
So it’s also a case of making the best use of our time that means we have to be away from our son. She needs to be on something that she feels is valuable and worthwhile. She’s certainly going to show up again in IMPACT Wrestling at some point but, like I said, it’s finding the right time. She’s been around enough, she’s not in a rush just to get back for attention’s sake. She’s going to bide her time and make it meaningful.”
We will have to wait and see when the former IMPACT Knockouts Champion will make her return to the squared circle as fans certainly miss seeing the pro wrestling legend compete inside the ring.
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