Mickie James wanted attire that better represented who she is today.
Speaking on the latest episode of GAW TV, Mickie James and Lisa Marie Varon (Victoria) detailed their time at the 2021 Royal Rumble. One of the things that Mickie brought attention to was her new gear and how she wanted to move away from her patented bell bottoms. Here is what she said:
"I had him [Adolfo Canaca] work and design, we worked together kind of, designed this gear. Obviously, we sent to it Rick Michaels to do a lot of the crystal and reinforce for wrestling purposes because he usually does all my gear. I had been saving it for a special moment, thinking heel turn or something, just to present, to step away from the bellbottoms and step more into the grown-ass woman that I truly am. Because, I felt like, as much as I like the bellbottoms, and the flairs and all this stuff and how big it makes everything look, I felt like it still made me look a bit childish in a way and it wasn't who I was today. That evolution. I was just trying to find out how can I still embrace everything that I am and have Mickie James flair on it. I need bells and whistles. Fringe!"
Mickie James entered the Women's Royal Rumble match from the 19 spot and lasted just over seven minutes before being eliminated by Lacey Evans. This was her first appearance on WWE programming since September 21, 2020, when she lost to Zelina Vega on Monday Night Raw.
James is a former Divas Champion and 5-time WWE Women's Champion.
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