Mickie James: “I Wanted To Be One Of The Best In The Business Whether It Was Male Or Female"

Mickie James speaks on her career.

Mickie James has been involved in the pro wrestling industry since the early 2000's. Throughout her years as an in-ring performer she has put together quite the resume' for herself and is continuing her career in her second run with the WWE. The former 6-time WWE Women's Champion who hails from Richmond, Virginia spoke with 'Fredricksburg.com' which is a publication based out of Virginia. During the interview Mickie James shared that it has always been her goal to be one of the best in the industry whether it'd be male or female and she also stated that she is proud to see how far women's wrestling has come.

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“I wanted to be one of the best in the business, whether it was male or female,” James said. “I recognized it was looked upon differently, but at the same time I wanted that line to be blurred. To see how far female wrestling has come is just inspiring and incredible. I’m just grateful to be a part of it and throw a little Virginia sass on it.”

Mickie James is also known outside of the wrestling ring for her music. Last year Mickie James was inducted into the 'Native American Music Awards Hall Of Fame' and has released a number of singles and two studio albums. While James recorded those two studio albums she was a part of TNA where she held the Knockouts Championship three times. She went on to speak about when she decided to not choose between music and wrestling and just decided to do both.

“It was: ‘Do I want music or do I want wrestling?’” she said. “I wanted both. I’m good at wrestling and I love it with all my heart. I’ve devoted so much of my life and career to it that I wasn’t ready to let it go. I didn’t want to let music go either because I felt like it allowed me to express a different side of me that people don’t know. Music is so soulful and you’re a bit more vulnerable.”

 

Mickie James further elaborated on her music career and her upbringing. To read the full interview, click here.

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