Mickie James has long advocated the idea of an all-women's brand in wrestling, even pitching the idea to WWE before she was released in April.
While WWE was not on board, Billy Corgan and the NWA were more than happy to give Mickie a platform, announcing an all-women's pay-per-view for August 28.
Speaking on GAW, Mickie explained her vision for the event.
"I'm building a brand. Billy Corgan has been kind enough to work with me and partner with me with the NWA brand. The beautiful thing is no more golden handcuffs for Mickie James. I don't need or want a contract. I have an opportunity to build something fresh, new, and exciting. A place where -- when you were in the Indies, all you needed was that one chance or that one person who believed in you -- I was so excited when I get that chance to debut on Ring of Honor and when Jeff Jarrett called me to go in for TNA pay-per-views. 'This is my chance.' Out of all that, it led to my next chapter and developed me. How cool is it for females to sit and learn under the tutelage of the women who have been there and done that? I want to change the way we look at women's wrestling in a real aspect, no more novelty bullshit. #MoneyGrabs. The real respect women deserve and that the women before us deserve. Now that we're getting it, it's an opportunity for us to step back and we're in it to win it. I want this to be all-inclusive and all-embracing. The only way it'll be successful is for all of us to come together for one purpose. I'm sick of the men always running the table and 'good ol' boys.' The business has evolved and wrestling has always been 10-20 years late to the party. That's over," she said.
Mickie previously stated she has no intentions of wrestling at the pay-per-view, and while talent for the event has yet to be announced, Mickie will be reaching out to name across all promotions.
"I'm reaching out. I'm calling in favors, I'm calling in friends. You know I'm calling you [Victoria]. I think there's a way to do good business across all the brands. I want to unite and do something fucking magical," she said. "There's a huge opportunity to get some diamonds in the rough. A few people who haven't quite had the chance to really breakout. I look at the division now and it's so thick and vast. Even women that I wouldn't mind tangling up with. In every company. Deonna [Purrazzo] is killing it at IMPACT, Britt [Baker] is killing it at AEW. Maria [Kanellis] with Women of Honor. There seems to be an energy around the women. It's time to do something magical and lift everyone up."
Mickie also said she was going to hold off on the announcement as she was filming a docu-series to build things up, "but the stars aligned" and the announcement was made on Tuesday's episode of NWA Powerrr.
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