Mickie James spoke recently on Sunday Night’s Main Event podcast in reference to her current recovery and her hopes for when she returns. James has been out of action since the Summer of 2019 due to an ACL tear and subsequent surgery.
Since returning to WWE in 2016, she hasn’t been exactly in the title picture as many fans would have hoped. Most of her shots have been random and without a follow up. James is a former six-time champion who has already been one shy from Hall of Famer, Trish Stratus (who held the record of most titles until Charlotte Flair). She last held a title in the company in 2010 with the Women’s Championship.
James had the following to say about her in-ring future:
“I wanna win the championship at least one last time. One more championship. There is three [brands]. I don’t know. I don’t know. I don’t say that. I feel like I have a little bit of an affinity to RAW because I started my career on RAW and I feel like I’ve done some amazing work on RAW and I wasn’t on SmackDown very long the first time around, and I worked with Michelle McCool and Layla over on SmackDown but on my first run — that sounded ironic because I came back to SmackDown with Alexa [Bliss], so that was cool.
So obviously it’s different but I don’t know. I feel like I could have a hell of a match with Becky [Lynch], I love what Bayley’s doing right now. I always look at it in that element of the story of like, ‘Okay, where would I fit in-in that story because that’s where it is for me.’ It’s not just about the matches or, ‘Oh, what belt would you wanna go for?’ That’s not the key element of that. It’s more about the story and what type of ride could I take them on to never forget and have that match and that story go down in history as one of the greatest of all-time because you know why? It wasn’t that it was the greatest match that they’ve ever seen in their life, but it made them feel a genuine emotion and that’s where the money is, and that’s what I want.”
James also had the following to say about how her recovery is going from her injury:
“It’s going great actually. I feel really — and I say that and I feel really good in moments. I’m due to return. I felt I was so, so close to getting ready to be cleared and then obviously my timing, per usual is impeccable. But, I was like, ‘You know what? Maybe it’s a blessing.’ I feel like everything is always, you never know. There’s a reason for everything. So, I’ve just been kind of still steadily rehabbing because even now and I’m just nine months or whatever it is post-surgery, I can tell within myself where perhaps my hamstring isn’t as strong as my other one and they are not completely equal so if I have more time in my own right to continue to heal and recover and build to come back, I’d rather come back at 110 percent than 90.”
Credit for transcriptions to POSTWrestling.
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