Speaking on the latest episode of GAW TV, Mickie James and Lisa Marie Varon (Victoria) detailed their time at the 2021 Royal Rumble. Mickie spoke about the fact that she had never shared the ring with Charlotte before this event, and how their plans to square-off initially got derailed by the busyness of the match. Here is what she said:
"What was amazing was there was this organic moment that happened between Charlotte and I because we teed it up at the Rumble Roundtable because Ashley and I, we've never even been in the same ring together. We've never been across the ring from each other. On the same team. Nothing. We've never touched and to finally have this moment which happened organically, because we were like, well, if we could see if it would make it work, and then she had her stuff because she was obviously in the final couple, five or whatever, and I'm just kind of there. I'm like, if it happens it happens, I have some ideas if it happens, but then we never got to it and we're just like, oh. But then amazingly, in the midst of my little comeback getting kind of weirded out, it happened to make this one little moment transpire."
Varon added that fans have been wanting to see Mickie and Charlotte wrestle, to which James was nothing but complimentary of The Queen.
"She's so good. Love that woman. I love and have so much respect for her, not just because of Ric, who we love, he's so dear and near to our hearts, but I've seen that girl grow up and when she was backstage when we were there before and she was still in school, and to see her grow up and I'm like, nobody puts the pressure on themselves like that woman does in the business. To be second-generation, but not just second-generation, but second-generation to the greatest ever. The legit G.O.A.T. That's an immense amount of pressure. Nobody can put pressure on it, like I feel a special place in my heart because she works so so hard."
Mickie James concluded by saying that she wishes their interaction had been given more thought and attention because it had the potential to be a magical moment.
"I wish it would have been orchestrated because there could have been a serious bit of magic that happened if we would have been able to have that space to do it, but the fact that it was just kind of placed in front of this from the universe going like, but like it was just so amazing. It was just, dude, it was great!"
Mickie James entered the Women's Royal Rumble match from the #19 spot and lasted just over seven minutes before being eliminated by Lacey Evans. This was her first appearance on WWE programming since September 21, 2020, when she lost to Zelina Vega on Monday Night Raw.
James, who is currently not drafted to either Raw or SmackDown, is a former Divas Champion and 5-time WWE Women's Champion.
Charlotte can be seen every Monday on Raw, where she is embroiled in a feud with Lacey Evans.
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