Mickie James was interviewed by Scott Fishman of The Miami Herald to promote her return to the ring on November 30 in North Carolina. Here are some highlights:
On when she learned when she was pregnant and how she told her boyfriend Nick Aldis (TNA’s Magnus):
“[Aldis] was at a show that day,” James remembered. “I went back to the hotel to take a nap because I was tired…I kind of sent him the news right before he was about to go out. He was like, ‘Thanks a lot!’ It was a picture. He didn’t believe me at first. He thought I was lying and trying to rib him because we had been joking around all day about silly things. I said, ‘I wouldn’t joke about this.’ We had a romantic dinner that night and talked about everything. It was pretty awesome actually.”
On a possible return to WWE:
“It’s something I’m really interested in,” James said. “I’d have to revisit that whole thing…Things have changed since then. I think, ‘I’m better than 90 percent of the talent on TV now. Why am I going to step to the side to just train the future?’ I’m not ready to do that, and I’m not trying to be arrogant and self-absorbed. I can see how it can come off that way, but it’s the truth.”
“You look at least 75 percent or at least 80 percent on TV now. I know in my heart of hearts that I can draw more money than them and that I am better than them. I can put more asses in the seats than them. Why would I want to step aside? This is an ego thing, obviously. It’s about knowing your worth and your talent as well.”
“Why would I step aside to allow them to continue to be on top when you know you not only deserve to be there, but you deserve to be the best or one of the best. That is where my mind was over a year ago when I was first considering this whole thing. I was real intense about it. Obviously, now I have more than myself to think about. My position on it has changed in a sense that it’s not about just me anymore.”
James talks about her time in the Performance Center last year, her thoughts on the new crop of Divas, and more. She is set to face Tessa Blanchard, daughter of Tully Blanchard, on November 30 in Winston-Salem, NC. You can check out the full interview by clicking here.