WWE News: Mickie James’ reaction to WWE wanting her in the Royal Rumble match revealed

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Mickie James stated that she was shocked when she knew that WWE needed her to compete in this 12 months’s Women’s Royal Rumble match.

The firm wanting her to carry out in the bout is stunning since James is the reigning IMPACT Wrestling Knockouts Champion. Following her launch final 12 months, she called out the firm for returning her belongings in a trash bag. No one would’ve imagined that she’d return to WWE in lower than a 12 months following the incident.

During a latest interplay with Ariel Helwani, Mickie James admitted that IMPACT Wrestling EVP Scott D’Amore was the one that instructed her about WWE’s supply. She was greatly surprised however ended up agreeing to compete in the Rumble match.

“I was shocked. I think I was very shocked because I know it’s not really ever been done, especially for the women, and so I think all things considered, but I also feel like everyone from that camp has honestly, we’ve talked and there’s been apologies and all the things and so, I still maintain a good relationship with everyone in that sense.”

“And professionally, I just think it’s just something to be able to do and hopefully open the door for future possibilities of that as well, you know? So yeah, I think my knee jerk reaction was like I was kind of shocked, you know, because this is not unheard of,” stated James.

Fascinating to speak to @MickieJames about how this Royal Rumble deal took place whereas beneath contract w/ @IMPACTWRESTLING. For the MMA followers, and sure I do know it’s not apples to apples, it could be akin to, say, Mousasi, combating @ UFC 273 whereas w/ Bellator. youtu.be/D3vCRnVHsZE https://t.co/gid9eRuVX8

Mickie James reveals if she knew that WWE was going to make the announcement on SmackDown

WWE introduced the members for this 12 months’s Women’s Royal Rumble was sudden. Apart from Mickie James, Lita, Summer Rae, and Kelly Kelly, amongst others, have additionally been confirmed for the match.

The Knockouts Champion stated she had no concept that WWE would reveal her identify on SmackDown. She was anticipating her look to be a shock.

“Not until Friday, No. I was headed to IMPACT because we obviously had the championship on the line, it was going to be the main event and that was already a thing. So I was actually driving around looking for a guitar when it aired on SmackDown in Dallas.”

“So, I don’t know, I think, like we said, we talked about it being a surprise, like more of like, just one of the surprise entrants but then I think Johnny really and the camp really wanted to kind of get it out there because they were doing that big announcement in the reveal that night, and they wanted to put it as part of that,” stated Mickie James.

Mickie James added that she was apprehensive at first that the information was going to cloud the hype for her match with Deonnazzo Purrazo at Hard to Kill. Instead, it simply made issues higher.


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