Mickie James Wanted Tootie Lynn To Work Babyface At NWA EmPowerrr, Calls Her A Star

Tootie Lynn was the first competitor announced for the NWA Women's Invitational at NWA EmPowerrr.

Representing St. Louis, Mickie James wanted to make sure there was some hometown flavor for the event. At the show, Tootie received one of the biggest pops of the night. Mickie helped ensure she would be cheered in the match, wanting Tootie to leave her trademark mask in the back.

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"I did say I was going to try and make some stars that night. Obviously, everyone delivered and the Cup was amazing and I thought everyone shined, but little Tootie Lynn, what a star that one is," Mickie said on the Battleground podcast. "I got little chill bumps. I said that from the start. I said I wanted St. Louis to be represented and I wanted to find talent that hasn't been seen yet. That wasn't even me looking for her. People kept messaging me and saying, 'please take a look at her.' When I saw her, I saw her in the mask. I saw this mask and called her via Zoom, saw her beautiful face and was like, 'What...Tootie, your name is Tootie Lynn. It's a chantable name.' Then I see her face and was like, 'This is a babyface if I've ever seen a babyface. I get masked characters, but you face is so expressive and so lovable. The people are going to fall in love with you. I get characters and all this stuff, but please just trust me on this. I need Tootie Lynn in St. Louis.' It was a moment and the people erupted over her."

Tootie is scheduled to wrestle Kylie Rae on Tuesday's episode of NWA Powerrr.

You can view the current lineup for the show by clicking here.

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