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Mickie James Recalls Vince McMahon Yelling At Her Backstage Following Match

Mickie James has revealed in an interview how Vince McMahon yelled at her in the aftermath of her first WrestleMania match.

James debuted in WWE in 2005 and participated in a memorable angle with Trish Stratus. The storyline climaxed at WrestleMania 22 where James capture the WWE Women’s Championship from the blonde bombshell, but contained a controversial moment. Her character had developed crazed lust-like feelings for her opponent, touched Stratus’ crotch and made a provocative gesture towards the camera insinuating lesbian intimacy.

McMahon was furious with James and ordered the gesture be edited out of future video releases.

Speaking to Wrestlecast, James recalls: “The only people that remember that are the people watching or who were there live and in person. It didn’t make the DVD.

“I came back through the curtain and Vince was really mad. In the moment it had seemed amazing to me. I thought ‘Vince will love this’.

“‘Crass’ was the word I got. He didn’t like it at all. He told me ‘We’re going to have to go back and edit that out. Do you know how much time (this will take)?’

“This was my first Wrestlemania, my mom was in the audience, I’m freaking out already. I’m back through the curtain and I’m already in tears and an emotional mess. And I got yelled at.”

James, along with TNA star Magnus, participated in a near 50-minute chat which featured many interesting anecdotes about their respective careers. The podcast can be accessed here.

  • venom

    The Trish vs mickie James match was good, but who can forget the horrible botch that ended the match.

  • Effmenow

    ^To this idiot^

    The crotch grab wasn’t edited out. After that spot happened, Mickie licked her fingers to the camera and the crowd went wild over it.

    It’s funny how Vince thought this storyline was too suggestive yet this is the same man who once suggested an incest angle involving him and his daughter….

  • Satan

    Lol wtf are they talking about it did make the DVD i own it and i did see that moment in the match where mickie grabbed/touched her crotch

  • Devil_Rising

    The hilarious thing about that match, along with Cena at the time, was that those fans were booing the hell out of Trish, and cheering Mickey, the heel. lol

  • Anyone have video of this that they’d be willing to upload somewhere? Seems like the evidence should be examined before final judgment is rendered.

  • Joe Thunder

    To me, the Benoit/JBL US title match and the Triple threat WHC match where Mysterio won the title were the two best matches on the WM22 card.

  • Rob

    That was the best match of the night tbh… My just because of that spot, technically it was amazing, the build-up was perfect, and the psychological aspect was genius, which would convince anyone that it gave Mickie an advantage.

  • CC

    Whats funny is back when it happened, all the internet fans were bitching about Vince saying he was disgusting for coming up with such “crass” angles etc, then when its revealed years later that it was James’ idea, and Vince was against it, suddenly it was a good angle.

  • BlahH

    This years Survivor Series is already announced that it will feature John Cena and The Rock teaming together for one time only.
    WZ has learned that The Rock and John Cena together on a team will be part of a massive main event WWE wants to promote for this years Survivor Series.
    As of now, the current plan is for a team that is anti-WWE to face a team that is defending WWE. The anti-WWE team is not fully known at this time but obviously will feature the “future endeavored” stars of The Miz, R-Truth and Kevin Nash. There is said to be a few other names talked about internally to align themselves on the anti-WWE team, even Vince McMahon has been rumored to be a participant in the match, but a full lineup is not yet known.
    On the other side of the ring, the WWE team is definitely going to feature The Rock, John Cena and Triple H. After speaking with sources, WWE wants to have another big name involved. As of now, the two names on the wish list are The Undertaker or Stone Cold Steve Austin.
    Both Stone Cold and The Undertaker are huge names and symbolize the WWE legacy.
    It is believed the team would only have one of those two men. If Austin was to be involved, I was told this would ensure CM Punk being on the team as well.
    “The Rock and Cena feud has been featured on screen and on twitter. Stone Cold and Punk rivalry has been acknowledged as well, it would be a great fit they get everyone together” is what a source said to me.
    The source did say they feel if Austin was to be on this team with Punk at Survivor Series, the chances of him performing in a big singles match at WrestleMania 28 would “highly increase.” I asked why he feels that way and he said because if he has another match it will be with CM Punk and it would make sense that the two big featured matches at Mania would all be teammates at Survivor Series as they try to defend the WWE and preserve traditions like WrestleMania against the anti-WWE faction.
    From what I am hearing, Stone Cold Steve Austin is the tougher name to get to agree to do the match. Austin has never ruled out getting in the ring again but wants things to be the right situation. The Undertaker would be the more likely option as most in the company are expecting him to come back sometime in the next couple months to get ready for WrestleMania.
    Yesterday, WZ posted a story about Alberto Del Rio winning at Hell In A Cell being a “game day” decision. Apparently part of what potentially is causing the last minute changes is the uncertainty of where everyone fits in at Survivor Series. Originally, Cena being involved in the Survivor Series team match while being the champion was going to be the plan but now depending on who else is on the team they might go with having a separate WWE championship.
    I was told while there are blanks to fill, WWE wants to have them filled by Vengeance. WZ had an exclusive last month about Vince McMahon wanting this years Survivor Series to be a big deal and therefore these blanks need to be filled in by Vengeance so everyone knows what the game plan is for the next month leading into Survivor Series.

  • Boondock Saint

    Cee Lo Green would fuck Vince up for yelling at him.

  • RUSTanator

    vince didnt like the lesbian angle because he preferred it when trish was his bitch.

  • Tony A

    I wonder if Vince yelled at Cee Lo green for doing the same thing.

  • Steve

    Too bad they don’t love you.

  • Lezs R. Cool

    Mickie and Trish had a hot angle back then. God I love lesbians!