Mickie James is being honored with a prestigious award.
James debuted in 1999, and she has had successful runs with WWE and IMPACT Wrestling. She is a five-time TNA/IMPACT knockouts World Champion and a five-time WWE Women's Champion. James has also held the WWE Divas Championship.
The Cauliflower Alley Club named James as the winner of the 2023 Women's Wrestling Award. The Class of 2023 award-winners also includes CM Punk, Koko B. Ware, and Joe Malenko. The awards ceremony will be held at the Plaza Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, from August 28-30.
From Cauliflower Alley Club:
The Cauliflower Alley Club is pleased to announce that Mickie James has been selected as the 2023 Women’s Wrestling Award honoree. Known for her captivating in-ring style and charismatic personality, James has made a significant impact in the world of professional wrestling.
Hailing from Richmond, Virginia, Mickie James discovered her passion for wrestling at a young age. She began her journey by training in various wrestling schools and made her professional debut in 1999. Her early years in the industry saw her both valet and wrestle in numerous independent promotions, honing her skills and building her reputation as a rising star.
Mickie James caught the attention of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), where she made her debut in their developmental territory, Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW). Her unique combination of athleticism, versatility, and compelling character work quickly propelled her to the main roster of WWE.
It was during her tenure with WWE that Mickie James truly began to make her mark on the wrestling industry. Her in-ring ability, combined with her magnetic personality, allowed her to connect with audiences on a profound level. She engaged in memorable rivalries with some of the industry’s top female talents, including Trish Stratus, Lita and Beth Phoenix.
Throughout her WWE career, Mickie James captured multiple championship titles. She held the WWE Women’s Championship on five occasions and the WWE Divas Championship once, solidifying her status as one of the most accomplished women in the company’s history. Her captivating performances and dynamic storytelling endeared her to fans worldwide, earning her a place in the hearts of wrestling enthusiasts.
After her successful stint with WWE, Mickie James ventured into other wrestling promotions. She competed in Impact Wrestling, where she held the Impact Knockouts Championship three times. Her presence and impact were felt in the National Wrestling Alliance and on the independent circuit as well, where she continued to showcase her talent and inspire the next generation of wrestlers.
Beyond her wrestling career, Mickie James has also explored her passion for music. She released her debut country music album, “Strangers & Angels,” in 2010, showcasing her vocal abilities and songwriting skills. Her musical endeavors have allowed her to express her creativity in a different medium and further connect with her fans.
Mickie James’ contributions to the wrestling industry extend beyond her in-ring performances. She has been an advocate for women’s wrestling, speaking out about the importance of equal opportunities and empowering female athletes. Her dedication to her craft, resilience, and commitment to breaking barriers have made her an inspiration to aspiring wrestlers and fans alike.
With her undeniable talent, magnetic personality, and a passion for her craft, Mickie James continues to make an impact in the world of professional wrestling. Her legacy as a trailblazer and a role model for women in the industry remains an integral part of her enduring legacy. The Cauliflower Alley Club welcomes Mickie James and congratulates her on her latest honor, the 2023 Cauliflower Alley Club Women’s Wrestling Award.
In a tweet, James stated that she was humbled and honored to receive the award.
James has not competed since February, and she relinquished the IMPACT Knockouts World Championship due to a rib injury. She later reflected on this decision, and you can check out her comments here.
It is unknown when James will return to the ring.
Skye Blue recently recalled working with Mickie James in NWA. Check out her comments here.