Mickie James Still Wants To Develop A Female Show Outside Of WWE

Mickie James still wants to move forward with an all-female show.

Following her release from WWE on April 15, Mickie revealed that she spoke with a WWE official over WrestleMania weekend and pitched an all-female brand. She was told, "They're never going to do it. Ever. Women's wrestling doesn't make money. WWE Evolution was the lowest-rated PPV ever in WWE. I get what you're trying to do, but I don't understand why you're fighting so hard for it. You should play the cards you're dealt and see if there's a way to incorporate that within a show rather than fight for it to be its own show."

Team Callis vs. Team Dreamer, And More Announced For 7/1 Episode Of IMPACT Wrestling

While an all-female brand may never in WWE, Mickie still wants to develop a show that is centered around women.

"I would really love to do something in the female brand perspective," Mickie told Renee Paquette on Oral Sessions when asked about her future. "If I was going to tie myself to something, that's what I would sink my teeth into. From a space of like developing a cool show that is based around women and empowers and lifts them up. That's what I'm working on and focusing on. Other than that, I don't know if I need that button now or if it's the same. The Knockouts division is amazing, AEW. Every promotion has an incredible locker room with females. Most of the talent is signed somewhere and they're all signed for a reason. Every promotion has a really strong foundation to do something with women in mind and that perspective. [In WWE], even if it's the Mae Young Classic, you can incorporate it and fold it in. Evolution can be the annual event. There is so much young talent signed. NXT, NXT UK, but there is also talent sitting and waiting to get a spot on that television that you can take a chance and help develop and brand them."

After Mickie's comments, Mick Foley took to social media and asked Vince McMahon to do an all-women's brand before Tony Khan beat him to the punch.

Elsewhere on the podcast, Mickie commented on the return of Eva Marie following WWE making a handful of releases. You can find her full comments by clicking here.

If you use any of the quotes above, please credit the original source with a h/t and link back to Fightful for the transcription.

Get exclusive combat sports content on Fightful Select, our premium news service! Click here to learn more.
From The Web