Mickie James is a free agent.
Mickie James was released alongside Billie Kay and other stars on Thursday, April 15, 2021.
Mickie James returned to the company in 2017 alongside Alexa Bliss on the SmackDown roster and would be shifted between Raw and SmackDown for the next several years.
While she had been a multiple-time WWE women's, WWE divas, and Knockouts champion in TNA, she had never recaptured a championship in her most recent run.
Mickie James was outspoken about not enjoying sitting on the sidelines and recently spoke out against ageism in wrestling and the different expectations set for women as opposed to men.
Nothing but love and respect for EVERYONE I’ve shared the ring, locker room, busses, & road with. Whether it’s 1st day or last day on the job you deserve that respect & I hope I always gave it. The cream ALWAYS rises & should be APPLAUDED! I was merely stating an obvious truth.— Mickie James~Aldis (@MickieJames) March 15, 2021
With age comes a strength and wisdom that you can’t teach. I feel more powerful & sexy than I ever have. Yet it is only this way because this is the narrative we’ve accepted to be ok. We’ve pushed this mindset & it’s damn time we changed it. Times have changed. And so have we! -- https://t.co/WLLfVIsLfI— Mickie James~Aldis (@MickieJames) March 14, 2021
James commented on her release, thanking Vince McMahon.
Grateful for the memories. Grateful for the locker room. Grateful for the fans. Grateful for these little keys to my golden handcuffs. You can never expected others vision of you to be big as your own dreams. Thank you @VinceMcMahon #AlwaysBlessedAndGrateful— Mickie James~Aldis (@MickieJames) April 15, 2021
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