Mickie James has opened up on what exactly went wrong in the finish of her match on this past Monday’s episode of Raw.
James challenged Asuka for the Raw Women’s Title on the show. Asuka had James in a submission hold, but the referee just ended the match with Asuka being victorious.
At the time there was some concern that James might’ve been injured, but that wasn’t the case.
In an interview with Alex McCarthy of TalkSport.com, the former WWE Women’s Champion talked about the situation. She recalled the moment and stated that pro wrestling is a dangerous sport.
“We have to be very careful. The refs do their job and kind of their job is to protect us and make sure it never goes too far or no one ever gets hurt. So he made his decision based on what he thought was a reality, that I was hurt or I couldn’t continue and that’s unfortunate for me.”
She stated that she felt like she could continue and there’s nothing to do about something that has a final decision. She was then pressed on the referee thinking she was hurt.
“In that moment it’s very hard for them to tell whether you are hurt or not. It can’t just be his call either. It must have been whoever thought I was hurt. They’re just trying to protect me and keep me safe because concussions are a real thing. What we do as a sport is very dangerous. So if somebody gets a concussion, not only can they not wrestle the rest of that match, but they could possibly never wrestle again depending on how bad it is, same with football.
So we have to be careful with that and I get it. It was unfortunate for me and stinky, but I’m fine. My nose hurts a little bit from that knee lift, I’ll be honest [laughs].”
James also talked about wrestlers she wants to work with and more. Click below for more from the interview.
WWE were worried Mickie had a concussion, but she is fine.
— Alex McCarthy (@AlexM_talkSPORT) September 18, 2020