Mickie James is not retired.
According to Gary Cassidy of Inside The Ropes, James has been cleared to wrestle after suffering a broken nose in October. There were rumors and unconfirmed reports that James had been retired by WWE because she appeared as part of the legends for WWE Raw Legends Night.
James hasn't wrestled since September 21, 2020 on WWE Raw when she was defeated by Zelina Vega. She was not part of the 2020 WWE Draft pool.
At WWE Raw Legends Night, she appeared in a backstage segment alongside Sgt. Slaughter and Tatanka and was given a rose by Angel Garza.
James said about her broken nose in February, "So, [I] legit broke my nose in a match, and now I can’t wrestle for a couple weeks. Unfortunately that sucks... It wasn’t severe. It wasn’t like my nose was blasted across my face. It was more like a curve and I can’t breathe out the one side and I’ll be honest, I thought it was gonna be a lot more painful, to get it fixed. It was more like pressure to get it fixed. It honestly feels like I have this sinus pressure headache, kind of allergy for the last couple of weeks. My nose was dislocated in a way that my cartilage was dislocated away from my nasal cavity so they had to relocate it back."
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