Former WWE Star Contemplated Retirement Ahead Of Most Recent Run

Former WWE Star Contemplated Retirement Ahead Of Most Recent Run WWE

A former WWE star contemplated retirement ahead of their most recent run with the promotion.

In 2016, Mickie James made her return to WWE to face then-NXT Women’s Champion Asuka at TakeOver: Toronto.

This led to another stint with the promotion where she spent several years with the company on both Raw and SmackDown.

Speaking on the “Wrestling with Rip Rogers” YouTube channel, Mickie James shared that before she got the call to return at the event, she was going to retire.

James said:

“I had the opportunity to go away when I had Donovan [her son] and then obviously, right before I was gonna go back to WWE in 2016 before that Asuka match, I was really going to retire then and I was like, not that I can’t wrestle and I can’t go anymore but I don’t wanna retire on the indies in Hoboken in front of 200 people. I just don’t.”

“So I just would rather quietly go in the sunset and stop taking bookings and I’d had Donovan and maybe just try to think about [the] next chapter and then NXT happened and then I ended up re-signing and having a whole second run and it was pretty awesome, you know?”

“And it was amazing and I’m grateful for it now and IMPACT but I do think I have so much going on right now in wrestling and out of wrestling that I just want more time to focus on it and yeah, I think one last run and it’s time to, you know, just do things, real-life things.”

Mickie James is currently working for IMPACT Wrestling where she is doing the “Last Rodeo” storyline where if she loses another match, she must retire.

As previously reported, World of Sports reached out to Mickie James and her husband Nick Aldis ahead of their potential relaunch.

Transcription via POST Wrestling

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