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Mickie James Comments on Her Status with TNA, Shares Thoughts on AJ Lee’s Character and More

– Mickie James joined Inside The Ropes this past Thursday to talk wrestling and music. Here are highlights:

Her status with TNA:

“I mean I really don’t know. I’m not at liberty to say. I’m sure people can figure it out.”

TNA Impact going on the road and the differences between the road and Orlando:

“Obviously there’s a huge difference. When we were in Orlando, you had vacationers but typically we had the same audience, the same hardcore audience that would come to every taping. I mean that was a cool factor but now being on the road, it’s different, the fans feel like they’re part of the show because it’s in their hometown, they’re gonna get a chance to get seen on TV ya know. I think it’s a great difference. You can see the energy of the show has changed, watching on TV and live, it transforms you as a performer. You feed off it I think.”

Thoughts on AJ Lee’s character and comparisons to her WWE character in 2005:

“You know I’ve heard that and I’ve seen that. I feel like they’ve done it a bit different which is good because obviously you don’t want to do it the same. I did get a chance to see her segments with Stephanie backstage and things people have Tweeted me whether it’s mashups or different things. It’s a cool thing. Obviously we did something right the first time or you wouldn’t want to do it again with a different angle.”

To hear the full chat where Mickie also discusses getting into country music, playing heel and face, reflecting on the Trish Stratus feud, working with Lita during her last WWE run and more head to

  • Daniel Stockwell

    I would argue that AJ is a better performer but nothing she has done comes close to the Mickie and Trish angle, yet anyway. Even still, in terms of Women’s Wrestling, that angle remains one of the best – it was a great story told over a considerable period with two great performers that accumulated in that hot match at Mania. Had AJ been involved and not Mickie, I believe it would’ve been better because she is the better performer but she wasn’t. AJ suffers from lack of time invested and a lack of quality opponents so she has still yet to reach the heights that Mickie and Trish did.

  • CC

    similarities to James character in 2005? really?
    James played a stalker character, Lee doesnt. Yeah they were both unhinged, but there was very little similarities. You might as well throw Victoria into it if you are talking about unhinged characters.
    I honestly cannot see that much character wise between the Lee and James angles. Plus as good as James’ angle was, the way Lee has pulled this off has been head and shoulders above that angle.