Mickie James: Serena Deeb Is The Greatest Women's Wrestler Out There Right Now

Mickie James is set to return to the ring at NWA 73 and she is looking for an opponent.

James hasn't wrestled since she made an appearance in the 2021 women's Royal Rumble. Her last singles bout took place on the September 21, 2020 episode of Raw when she battled Zelina Vega.

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Speaking on Two Man Power Trip, Mickie was asked who she would like to face at NWA 73.

"If we go within NWA, there's Kylie Rae now. There's Kamille, who is aligned with my husband and they are champions. As a businesswoman, I like Kamille. She comes over to the house and we're all friends. I'd really like to have one of those matches with like Thunder Rosa or Serena [Deeb] and put on a hell of a match," she said before also naming IMPACT Knockouts Champion Deonna Purrazzo as a potential opponent.

James continued by praising former NWA Women's Champion Serena Deeb.

"I know I've wrestled Serena, but everyone knows that Serena is my go-to because I think she's the greatest women's wrestler out there right now and I've always felt that way. I've always had a kindred spirit with Serena because I remember her when she first moved to OVW. We're both Virginia girls and I've loved her since day one. She's always had so much passion and raw talent and it clicked right away. I just watched her grow from debuting on television to getting her head shaved and even [in WWE], she never got a chance because I felt then, she was better than most of the girls. Probably better than me, I don't know. It wasn't just about in-ring. It was the details and the character. She could just wrestle and I appreciated that so much. It's cool to watch her journey because I think she's been through it too. After the first run, it seems like a struggle and she never got a chance to showcase her wrestling ability on television. Then to come back for the [Mae Young Classic] and be a trainer. She's 30 and all the girls she's training are her age or older. There's so much to do with her. She's so sweet and until you see her live, she doesn't feel dangerous when you talk to her. We say 'too nice for wrestling.' I'm so happy she's getting a chance to really showcase why she was put in positions to help level everyone up because she was already there the whole time," she said.

One night before NWA 73, James will serve as the executive producer for Empowerrr, an all-women's pay-per-view.

Empowerrr is scheduled for August 28 while NWA 73 is scheduled for August 29. Both events will be held in St. Louis.

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