Source: Josh Modaberi of The American
Recently, TNA Knockouts Champion Mickie James talked to Josh Modaberi of The American. Topics covered include her time in WWE, what it was like working with WWE Hall of Famer Trish Stratus, and wrestling at WrestleMania. You can read highlights of the interview below, though we encourage you to read the entire interview by clicking here. Enjoy!
On Working with the WWE Talent While She Was There
It was great because it was so hot and wrestling was so important at that moment. I think at that time we had the best women in the world as part of that division. I was honoured to be a part of it, I grew up as a wrestling fan and even when I was getting into the business these were the girls that I looked up to, that I admired, and that I wanted to work with and be at the same level as.
On Debuting in Madison Square Garden in a Program with Trish Stratus
It was amazing, Trish is one of the best people I’ve worked with in this industry. She has obviously made a name for herself. For me I had worked and been at it a very long time and I was supposed to debut five times before I actually did that night. At the end of the day I think it was a blessing in disguise because I couldn’t have asked for a better storyline and a better introduction and I don’t think anyone has had one comparably close or as awesome as that for a very long time.
On Being Able to Perform at WrestleMania
It was incredible, it was the culmination of all these years of hard work, and my mum was sitting in the front row. It was in one of the biggest angles for a women’s match in a very long time. I was fortunate enough to be a part of that and even more so winning my first championship at the biggest show of the entire year and the biggest show of my life at that point, it was overwhelming. I can’t even explain how I felt at that moment and if I could just bottle up that emotion and give it to people so they could have a moment of that feeling – it’s just incredible.