Mickie James was released by the WWE today, along with Samoa Joe who is rumored to go to AEW, 11 years after her first release in 2010, upsetting many fans who hoped to see one of WWE’s most legendary women back on TV in a regular role. James had been sidelined from TV for awhile now.
Mickie was ‘vocal’ backstage about her desire to return to the ring according to Fightful Select, but Vince McMahon and management shot down this very reasonable demand.
Billie Kay has posted, “Thank you WWE, Vince McMahon & HHH for the past 6 years. They have fulfilled my dreams entirely from being a 10 year old girl that fell in love with WWE from the moment I saw The Rock on TV and now I’m walking away with so many incredible moments from Super Showdown in front of my friends and family, to winning the tag team championships at WrestleMania.
Thank you to every single person in both locker rooms and everyone that I had the pleasure of working with behind the scenes too. I love you all and will never forget your support and all the crazy stories we have together. I will miss you all so much.
Thank you to all the fans for inviting me into your lives. I hope I made you smile and laugh, that’s all I ever wanted to do. I’ll never forget all the kind words and memories we’ve had together over the years.
Thank you to my family for always supporting this crazy dream and sacrificing so much for me to achieve it. I honestly wouldn’t have gotten to where I am without you all. You have my entire heart.
And thank you to my life partner, Cassie. Our journey started together and it’s only fitting that it ends together. I love you, I’m beyond proud of you and I’m with you forever.
Lastly, Thank you to everyone that reached out to me today. Knowing that I affected people’s lives in a positive way means the absolute world to me.