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Posted by Marc Middleton in WWE News
Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

– Former WWE Women’s Champion weighed in on a number of topics in an interview with The Baltimore Sun including her recent departure from World Wrestling Entertainment, the Piggy James storyline, her music career, and more.

James says she hasn’t watching wrestling on television since being released in April, noting it’s much too difficult.

“I didn’t watch wrestling. I still haven’t seen a wrestling show and it’s been three months,” James said. “The only show I’ve watched was right after I was released and they were chanting, ‘We want Mickie, we want Mickie.’ And I started bawling. It just really broke me, so I didn’t know what I wanted to do. So, I started doing some dates. It’s definitely a different feel. Once you’ve wrestled in front of 90,000 people, where do you go from there?”

Regarding her release, she feels the company wanted to go in a different direction with the women’s division. She also says she didn’t understand their decision at the time, but now recognizes the writing on the wall.

“I just think it was the different direction of the Divas. No one can give 100 percent all the time and they can surely try. Looking back, if I take myself from the picture, there was writing on the wall and if I wasn’t so indulged in the business, I would have seen it,” James said. “I never would have shut that chapter on my own. I never would have cut that string on my own, so maybe they had to shut that door on me for to fully focus on my music, so maybe it was a blessing in disguise.”

On the topic of the Piggy James storyline, she noted being more upset with its conclusion than the angle itself. She also remains unsure whether company officials were poking fun at her weight.

“I don’t know where it came from. Were they ribbing me or just poking fun? I sat back and prayed about it. There’s still not one female that can go out there and get a reaction I can,” James said. “And maybe they were trying to pull the fanbase away from me, but I got the championship, then they took it away. After six months of embarrassment and ridicule, that’s the payoff? I had to swallow my pride.”

13 Responses to Mickie James Speaks on Leaving WWE, Piggy James and More:

  1. christopher Williams

    Date: Aug 11, 2010 at 7:07 pm

    personally mickie was one of my favorite divas to see wrestle now that she doesnt wrestle anymore i tuned out of the wwe cause of that matter she made the changing of womens wrestling in my prospective she will never be for got and i hope she either goes to tna cause i love watching her in act she a great wrestler well great womens wrestler and i love watching her due to that fact mickie i love u hope u change your mind on wrestling

  2. PowerUp 5000

    Date: Aug 11, 2010 at 11:27 pm

    Micke James was real good, Trish Stratus passed the torch 2 her. I think WWE was cruel with the piggy james storyline…she isn’t fat in my opinion some women would kill 2 be her shape..But WWE rather give Laycool a 2nd rate version of TNA Beautiful people. I don’t care if its wwe,tna or Roh..keep ur stars happy esp when they work hard and good Performers

  3. S.E.S HiTlER

    Date: Aug 12, 2010 at 12:39 am

    shes a fattie but id let her suck on my dick

  4. S.E.S HiTlER

    Date: Aug 12, 2010 at 12:39 am

    because thats all shes worth


    Date: Aug 12, 2010 at 2:09 am

    S.E.S Hitler, U R Fucking Retarded! Sure Mickie s Sexy But On a Professional Stand point U R Sadly mistaken .

  6. Angelo

    Date: Aug 12, 2010 at 6:06 am

    They treated Mickie without respect.
    Too bad, since she was by far the best diva WWE had.
    And even though she weighs more, she is still one sexy lady.

    WWE made a (big) misstake by letting her go imho.

  7. Kryptonite

    Date: Aug 12, 2010 at 4:54 pm

    S.e.s probably couldnt get santina to slobber on his ding dong. M.J. is a babe for sure with all kinds of in ring talent.

  8. S.E.S HiTlER

    Date: Aug 12, 2010 at 7:43 pm

    ehhh she’s aigght but i mean iv seen her in person nd she’s kind of a let down, and i was just saying sucking dick is all she’s worth bc she got released nd is probaly going baCK to porn =D, and hey id pay her to wet my willy hahahaha

  9. joemoefoe

    Date: Aug 12, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    who the hell is this guy? s.e.s hitler? straight edge society fan much? ya douche mickie james is one the the best women wrestlers in history, and she’s fo sho a babe haha i gotta agree with you there kryptonite, but ses hitler… you sir are a disrespectful piece of shit, go away!

  10. punk4life

    Date: Aug 13, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    mickie is one of my all time favorite divas n i definatly was one of the many fans cheering n saying we want mickie back i was disappointed with wwes descion to release her the divas devison wont be the same without her but hopefully we see her again soon weather it be on wwe or anywhere else rn i’m glad shes focusing on her music and enjoying doing that

  11. hulkado

    Date: Aug 14, 2010 at 12:36 am

    Ya i wish MJ was still in the wwe bc she was still the best diva even when melina went down, mj had to be one of the top 5 finest divas that the wwe put out damn she had a banging body. An i hope she keeps her head up an not worry about the bs that goes in her life

  12. S.E.S HiTlER

    Date: Aug 16, 2010 at 10:17 pm

    liars all of you she is worthless in the ring il buy her next upcoming porno though…dirty fat slut, who am i kidding id hit that..with a stick =D haha

    joemoehomo go to hell i am s.e.s hitler…you all already know!

    straight-edge means im better than you…

  13. kishore hoysal

    Date: Sep 03, 2010 at 8:46 am

    dear mickey james,

    no one in wwe divas can reach your level and commitment. WWE is not end of everything but before you leave wwe teach all your opponents what you are capable of. I am your hard die fan, every minute every second think of your success. I love to see you on TV again and again. Please continue wrestling. I love you so much and request you to visit our country INDIA.

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