Mickie James Discusses The Forbidden Door, Why She Has Loyalty To NWA And IMPACT

Mickie James had a busy final weekend in August as she produced NWA EmPowerrr and made her return to the ring at NWA 73.

James hadn't wrestled a singles match since September 2020 and kept busy following her WWE release in April by putting together NWA EmPowerrr.

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With those events behind her, Mickie's next move is a mystery.

Speaking on the Battleground podcast, Mickie was asked if she might show up in another promotion.

"The beautiful thing about wrestling, especially now because I've been under contract to different places, this whole forbidden door things; at the end of the day, we are independent contractors. I should be able to show up wherever I want to show up. When I look at how business has been done right and when you fall back to the territories and stuff, you would see a talent that was really hot in a town and as the cycle goes through, they would fall out of the storyline and go on to a different territory and get just as hot and have different match ups. I'm all about that. The more we can lean into that, that's really cool as long as everybody is doing good business. When I look at loyalty and love, I have loyalty to the NWA with the ability to present the women's show, to do that, and I'm really looking forward to the future and I feel like there's a lot more that they're going to do and I'm going to do. I have a lot of love and loyalty to IMPACT Wrestling as well because I was able to, when I left WWE the first time -- and I have a lot of love and loyalty to WWE, I know it gets spun a lot of different ways. That's who put me in front of the eyes to where I made it. I wouldn't have been able to go to IMPACT and become Hardcore Country Mickie James had I not had the career I had there. Now, I have an opportunity to go back and say thanks to IMPACT because they afforded me an opportunity to be me," she said.

Following her victory over Kylie Rae at NWA 73, James was attacked by Deonna Purrazzo.

Elsewhere during the interview, James praised Tootie Lynn for her performance at NWA EmPowerrr. You can find her full comments by clicking here.

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