Mickie James Clarifies In-Ring Status, Says She’s Not Retired

Mickie James Clarifies In-Ring Status, Says She's Not Retired

Mickie James Clarifies In-Ring Status, Says She’s Not Retired – In a recent interview with WrestleZone’s Ella Jay, Mickie James made it clear that while she has taken on additional responsibilities outside the ring, her wrestling career is far from over.

Despite not actively competing in the ring at the moment, James has been busy with various non-wrestling ventures. Alongside spearheading her second all-women’s wrestling show titled ‘HER,’ she currently holds positions as an Executive Producer, Creative Director, and Head of Female Talent for Ohio Valley Wrestling. Additionally, James is gearing up to co-produce the pro wrestling rock musical, “The Last Match,” while also portraying the role of The Mother on stage—an endeavor that parallels her real-life role as a mother.

“I am not retired,” James said. “Everything is balance, and I do have a lot on my plate right now. I knew we were planning [HER] in Australia. I’m a co-producer with The Last Match musical, and I’m so grateful to be a part of that. They’re so many incredible names attached to and part of it. So when they offered the role of The Mother, Nick [Aldis] wasn’t with WWE [yet]. A lot of changes have been happening. Obviously, because of that, we’ve had to make a lot of changes.”

“I thought it was important for our family that I was home more, for Donovan,” James continued. “Nick gladly took that role when I was on the road full-time, and it was just a lot trying to balance everything, trying to get ready for this and do that and Donovan’s schedule and everything else, so I decided to take a backseat for a minute, as far as my in-ring. Trying to hustle every two weeks and go out for these four-day trips, it became a lot.”

“I still take bookings, and I still do signings here and there. And then obviously, my focus has been on these projects for right now. Just while we were trying to balance out what this new landscape looked right. I am open to wrestling. I love wrestling, but also I’ve got a lot of cool stuff on the horizon that I’ve been doing or have been working on or have already done and it hasn’t been released yet.”

James’ last match took place at IMPACT Wrestling’s 2023 Bound For Glory event, when she unsuccessfully challenged Trinity for the Knockouts Championship. Looking ahead though, Starrcast Events confirmed that James will return to action at the upcoming HER event on April 12. There, James will rekindle her rivalry with Alicia Fox, who now performs under the name of Vix Crow.

Mickie James Clarifies In-Ring Status, Says She’s Not Retired

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