It looked like we could end up seeing Mickie James get a dose of her own medicine, but it didn't happen.
Chelsea Green just found herself on the outside looking in as it pertains to the WWE roster. After being called up in the spring of 2020, she heard rumblings that she'd be Charlotte's on-screen understudy. When that didn't happen, she wasn't taking "no" for an answer.
"Yeah, so I did what I always do and after I was called up, I didn’t hear anything. But, I showed up everyday. That was for RAW. Showed up every day for RAW and continued to do so for a few weeks and then I basically was told, ‘Give it a rest. They will call you. You will be on TV. We just have to find a place for you.’ So, I assumed then, of course, that the Charlotte storyline was not happening. That was okay, because I wasn’t emotionally invested in that yet. I was excited, but there’s been so many of those false starts. That was not my first time," Green told Fightful in an exclusive interview. "Charlotte definitely wasn’t there. I can’t remember, I think that’s when she took her hiatus. So, that made sense that that wasn’t going to happen."
After plan A didn't work out, Chelsea Green got a call noting that there was another story on the table, and it would have seen Green playing a familiar role and Mickie James' past coming back to bite her."I was on my way to Epcot one day and I got a call saying, ‘We’re going to go ahead with this storyline of you basically being the Mickie James to Mickie James, and Mickie will be the Trish.’ I was so in love with that. She’s always been such a great mentor to me and to the locker room. So, to then be under a legend was gonna be insane and this is, of course, where I shine. Being crazy and acting and these kinds of storylines. This was the perfect storyline to show the hot mess and to show WWE a new side of the hot mess. It doesn’t have to be cheesy and over the top. It can be creepy and it can be relatable and it can be your crazy ex-girlfriend or your crazy best friend. I think both Mickie and I were going a million miles a minute. We kept calling each other, spit balling ideas off each other. So, that next day was when we were going to film it. We did film a match. It was live to TV, so we tape it in the day and then they edit it and it goes straight onto TV that night. It did not air," Green said.
Despite all the rumors, Green never heard what actually happened, or why the entire angle ended up being nixed. She can only theorize.
"That’s the problem is that in wrestling, you hear so many things and you don’t k now what’s true. So, I did hear that it didn’t get approved by Vince before we went out there. But, who knows? Maybe Vince hated it. Maybe it was never approved of to begin with. Who actually knows? Because I was never given the full ‘how was it going to turn out’ or ‘how was the next week even going to look like.’ I just went out there totally blind knowing that I needed to show the hot mess," said Green, who formerly portrayed "The Hot Mess" Laurel Van Ness in TNA/IMPACT Wrestling.
In the months prior to their releases, Mickie James and Chelsea Green both made attempts to further their angle themselves on social media.
You can see our full interview with Chelsea Green at the top of the page. You can also check out her Pro Wrestling Tees page at this link.