Mickie James spoke with Landon Buford of The Hype Magazine to discuss various topics. Here are the highlights.
Being seen as a locker room leader:
“It’s incredible. I think it’s humbling and it’s an incredible honor. I think that it has always been prominent in the male locker room. They have always had the tiers of veteran leadership from the individuals who have been there for 12 years to mentoring the upcoming talent. Now, to have that in the female locker room provides strong leadership to younger female talent who are now just coming up. Hopefully, I can encourage them through our life experiences to not make some of the same mistakes that we’ve made in the past. Both inside and outside of the ring it’s a massive benefit for them because a lot of the time they learn by trial and error. Hopefully, if you have someone who’s already been there, done that, then you could learn from those mistakes or learn from all the successes they have had in the business. You can be so successful if you use those lessons in your own career.”
Her storyline with Trish Stratus:
“I loved it. At the end of the day, that’s the fun part for me. When the lights in the arena turn on, I’m Mickie James all the time. You know what I mean? This is my normal, but to be able to go out and play that type of character is so fun and interesting. It allows me to show my artistic side. I was fortunate enough to be able to keep my real name and build a whole bio around Mickie James. For instance, from the songs, my character listens to, to the food she eats, the whole gimmick. When the lights come on, I don’t have to question myself or think twice about it, it’s just who I am.”