Mickie James Reveals Vince McMahon Called Her Following Trash Bag Controversy

2 years ago by Andy Datson

Mickie James Reveals Vince McMahon Called Her Following Trash Bag Controversy

Mickie James was one of nine people released by WWE on April 15, and has since been involved in controversy after her belongings were sent to her in a trash bag.

Both Stephanie McMahon and Triple H publicly apologised for this, and Mark Carrano, former head of talent relations, was sacked.

Mickie has now revealed that she received a personal call from Vince McMahon following Carrano’s sacking on her Grown Ass Women podcast.

“I know it wasn’t a direct thing. I empathize with Mark and feel bad he’s taking the full brunt, it sucks, but I guarantee his pension package is more than what I got paid in my last run. So, I don’t feel that bad. He was not happy in that situation. I’m pissed and don’t want to come across as angry, but it is a direct reflection of everything I’ve experienced in coming back. I was happy to take a backseat and take a trainer role. All I asked for was a curtsy out the door. It was never ‘I want one last run’ or ‘I want to wrestle for the next five years.’ All I wanted was a little respect so it wouldn’t feel like unfinished business. I felt because I was asking for this one thing, it was going to come with a price.

“I’m not saying that’s from Vince because he’s always been respectful to me. He called me on the phone to apologize for this incident and to let me know that this isn’t what he thought of me. I tagged Vince because he needs to know. There’s a lot of stuff that happens under his nose that he is oblivious to because he’s running a multi-billion dollar company. The small-minded mentality sometimes leads to thoughtless behavior. Especially for me, to constantly be presented as old, when I’m 41 years old and every single male champion has always been my same age or older and has been glorified for those reasons. As they should be, they’re amazing. Why is it different for women or for me? Ageism is a real thing and it’s bullshit. I’m grateful for the strides we’ve made to be seen as equal, but it’s not true for every person and it’s unfortunate. I don’t know why I was made to feel like I didn’t deserve it. I did everything in my power to be a company girl.”

Mickie hasn’t indicated whether she’s looking to wrestle for another company once her non-compete clause expires in July, but we’ll keep you updated with all the news regarding her future career.

Thanks to Fightful for the transcription.

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