As it turns out, Mickie James isn't the only IMPACT Wrestling talent that WWE reached out to for the Royal Rumble.
In addition to Mickie, Fightful has learned that several other wrestlers that have been released since the pandemic were contacted for the Royal Rumble. The IInspiration, formerly known as WWE Tag Team Champions The IIconics were offered a spot in the Rumble match, but Fightful sources indicate that they turned down the offer. Cassie Lee (Peyton Royce) and Jess McKay (Billie Kay) are now the IMPACT Knockouts Tag Team Champions, and are said to be very happy there, and didn't feel it was the right time to make a WWE return of any capacity because they're happy with their current path.
When we asked within IMPACT Wrestling about the possibility, Fightful was told that the appearance would have been signed off on and approved by the company, and WWE was fine working on a similar agreement as with the current knockouts champion Mickie James.
Also, we've heard that McKay and Lee aren't the only releases over the past two years who have been contacted.
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