Mickie James On Her Future In Wrestling

1 year ago by Amanda Savage

Mickie James On Her Future In Wrestling

While she may be the current IMPACT Knockouts World Champion and scheduled to appear at WWE’s premium live event, Royal Rumble this coming weekend, Mickie James still has goals to achieve in the wrestling industry.

Speaking to the Notsam Wrestling podcast, James spoke of her future plans in wrestling after being released by WWE, saying:

“I wasn’t worried about ‘what am I going to do now?’ I feel that I will always have a place within wrestling, whatever that capacity is. I love the business and I’ve pretty much dedicated, you know, over half my life to it and to get where I’m at. I learned that lesson the first time, that there is life after WWE.

“And I know it doesn’t seem that way, but there are so many different ways, especially now more than ever, to create your own value and be your own boss and to kind of make your own rules. And for me, I’m like, this is great, especially where I’m sitting, you know, for the length of time I’ve been in the business and what I see or how I want to continue to contribute. It’s a really powerful place for me to be sitting in too, it’s cool, it’s cool.”

While James has recently dabbled in a backstage role, involved in putting together NWA’s all-female show, EmPowerrr in August 2021, she still has goals in mind for in-ring action, noting:

“I think it was definitely a conversation of like ‘that is the next step,’ is to go to work behind the scenes. Because is just a whole new avenue to contribute to the future in a different way and to help the future and all the things. But I think that I was still like ‘yeah but I still want to go out, bow out in like a badass way,’ you know?’ And yeah. I just didn’t think I was going to have a chance to do that there. I’ve been able to come and kick a*s at Impact and reclaim the Knockout’s Championship for the fourth time, Knockout’s World Championship.”

Mickie James was recently announced as an entrant for the 2022 Royal Rumble alongside returning legends Lita, Michelle McCool, Summer Rae and the Bella Twins.

For a full list of confirmed entrants for the 2022 Women’s Royal Rumble, click here.

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