Triple H had previously made some remarks on the legendary Mickie James in response to a question about EmPowerrr on a WWE media call. James recently opened up about the comments said by ‘The Game’.
Mickie James reveals the shocking comments by Triple H
Speaking with Inside The Ropes‘ Lead Writer Gary Cassidy in an interview for Issue 12 of Inside The Ropes Magazine, James was asked about the confidence as she has to pull off an incredible all-women’s show with no WWE talent on it after HHH publicly dismissed the possibility of WWE stars being on the show. WWE Smackdown Forced To Leave FOX
“I’m very confident! I’m very confident in pulling off an all-women’s show without WWE talent, and it’s unfortunate because it would have been cool to do it with them. I pitched it to them way back when. A lot of the girls have been asking for an Evolution 2, and all these things. It would have been cool to do it years ago, but when I did bring up the idea the feedback was not positive.”
James revealed she was “shocked” when it was brought to her attention what was said, and suggested that ‘The Game’ was not read for the question as he didn’t give “the best answer” when asked.
“I was more in shock that he put it over because I was like, “Oh! So clearly he got caught off guard with a question that he didn’t have his corporate answer in the bag ready to go with,” because that wasn’t the best corporate answer that you could give. But it’s fine. It’s just unfortunate, because I had conversations with him and other people very close to him about this show and how I truly believed in it. I know I wasn’t the only one to ever pitch it—and you don’t want to go on beating a dead horse—but I was willing to step out of everything and just devote my time into this. I didn’t even need to take the credit. I was happy to let someone else take it, because I really believed in our girls there.”
Triple H’s original comments were:
“If you want to wrestle the best women in the world, come to the WWE. That’s where they are. If you want to go elsewhere and say that they are, that’s an opinion – and you can. But it is what it is . . . I think we do an amazing job of displaying our female athletes and is it perfect? No. Will it always be in flux? Yes, but I think we do a pretty good job. And my opinion – again, my opinion – the best female performers in the world are in WWE. And then if they’re not, they want to be.”