Mickie James was a recent guest on Brian Hebner’s “Refin’ It Up” podcast, where the Impact Wrestling Superstar discussed her upcoming title vs. career match at Friday’s Hard To Kill pay-per-view event in Atlanta, GA.
It would seem to be a given that James is a future Hall of Famer in both Impact and her former company, WWE, and the veteran commented on who she’d like to see induct her for each occasion.
“I think for WWE, it has to be Trish Stratus. I think if there was no Trish Stratus, if it wasn’t that opportunity for my first run of how I was introduced to the WWE audience with Trish and the magic, like people wouldn’t have cared 20 years later. It really set the stage. I just think back to all the times I was supposed to debut before that and it didn’t happen, and what a blessing in disguise it was and I didn’t see it then, but I think that it would be her for WWE.”
“For Impact, it would have to be probably Lisa Marie, I think, because I had the cage match with her and Madison. That whole story was like, they were my big feud when I first walked in there and I feuded with them for months when I first came to Impact as I was creating and cultivating Hardcore Country. Lisa is my sister. We were friends at WWE, but we really became sisters there at Impact, and even now doing our show together, like I love her so much. I think she’s been so influential in my career, but just also behind the scenes. I’m grateful for her.”