Former and multi WWE Women’s Champion Mickie James is expected to make her return to the WWE soon as part of the SmackDown roster.

A new report by Wrestling Observer (via PWPNation) details current plans in place for Mickie’s return and who her first feud will be against.

According to the report, the character “La Luchadora” will eventually be unmasked as Mickie to enter a feud against Becky Lynch, leading up to a big WrestleMania 33 match.

PWInsider adds that last week’s appearance of La Luchadora was played by Deonna Purrazzo, who is backstage at SmackDown this week to represent the character once again. No word on whether Donna has signed a deal with WWE yet.

La Luchadora was originally played by Becky Lynch as a mystery opponent against Alexa Bliss on the December 20th, 2016 episode of SmackDown.

What are your thoughts on a potential Mickie/Becky feud? Who would you prefer to be unmasked as “La Luchadora”? What do you think will happen on SmackDown? Let us know in the comments below!

  • Bryskers

    Urmph, I was hoping she’d show up tonight actually :(

    So we are getting heel Mickie, interesting ! I’m excited for her return, it’s gonna be iconic.

  • OJ Von Erich

    I do believe they could have a very interesting feud, both can more than go at it in the ring & hold their own & take decent bump’s.

    This lead’s me to believe that Nikki will be next in line to chase the title, after her programme with Natalya.

  • Ryan Stratus

    Mickie James to return as a heel? Im all for it. This will definitely put the Smackdown Live Women over Raws Women.

  • Eric

    Very happy to see Mickie return, though I would hope they try to sign Ms. Purrazzo to a deal as well.

  • DivaFactz

    Mickie James vs Becky at wrestlemania for the women’s title will be the biggest women’s match and most hyped women’s match on the card…. Once again Smackdown scores a big one! Lol

    • conan_kun

      Raw should have let Sasha retain the title then face Bayley at Wrestlemania but they are obsessed to keep Charlotte’s PPV streak.

  • YAAAAAAAAAAAY! We should have Becky Lynch VS Mickie James and keep Alexa as Womens Champion to face Naomi in her hometown at WM and maybe Nikki too to make it a triple threat

    • Femme Fatale Venus Fly

      They could also add Nattie to make it a Fatal 4-Way. Those four could put on a fantastic match and just think how much it could help elevate Alexa as a competitor.

  • CinderBella

    I feel the SmackDown Roster (as the women’s locker room) is already heel heavy. Mickie’s heel run would be innovative, but her return will receive a huge face pop.

  • Exotic

    YESSSS,
    But UGH, if its true then I’m slightly disappointed because I wanted her returning to be a complete surprise. But oh well, I’m super stroked that shes returning as a heel and I can’t wait to see whats in store in the next few weeks for the whole division.

  • SamoanSquad

    I hope none of this happens especially Mickie James vs Becky lynch at Mania.Mickie IMO should go to Raw they need more babyfaces and yes she will be stuck with that booking team on raw but Raw could use her a whole lot more then Smackdown.We already have Nattie,Alexa,Carmella and Eva Marie for the heel side.They have Becky,Naomi and Nikki representing the babyface side which is already strong I just don’t think Mickie is needed for Smackdown.

    I would move Summer Rae over to Smackdown and have her return as a baby face.Sasha,Bayley,Emma,Paige(Hopefully) and Mickie can be the baby faces of Raw and Charlotte,Nia jaxAlicia Fox,Lana and Dana can be the heels.

  • MK126

    Im happy shes not going into this automatically with a title feud. Just cause shes a big name doesnt mean she deserves to be thrown into the title hunt upon return (side eye to Gail Kim’s TNA return)

    • DivaFactz

      Well in this day of age of ratings, it’ll be wise to quickly put Mickie in the title picture since it would draw viewers in. She’s the biggest female name on Smackdown roster.

      • Sunny’s Therapist
        • DivaFactz
          • MK126

            Well seeing as she isnt on the roster yet id say Nikki/Nattie/Becky just based on name alone. I feel like if the reports are true this means Alexa will be dropping the title back to Becky which i dont really want tbh. I feel like Mickie should return as a face cause i dont think a heel Mickie would work just off of her NXT return

          • DivaFactz

            Lol well we won’t know how those feud will turnout… Mickie can be heel and face.. Becky can become a heel… it’s still kinda early lol

          • Sunny’s Therapist

            the most recognizable female name in WWE is Nikki Bella/Brie Bella.

          • DivaFactz

            It’s still not bigger then Mickie James name. Just cuz they are on WWE tv NOW doesn’t mean they are bigger then hers. That’s like saying they are bigger then Trish since Trish hasn’t been in WWE in years lmaoo

          • Sunny’s Therapist

            Trish is the reason i started to watch wrestling and my all time favorite, and even i can say the Bella Twins are bigger names than Trish. They have a lot more mainstream exposure than her, or any other wwe female. the bella twins are known by people who dont watch wrestling. mickie james is well known in the wrestling world but outside of that she is basically unknown. if you put a sign outside that said “Nikki Bella signing autographs” and one that said “Mickie James signing autographs”, which one would draw more people? I say Nikki because she is known and liked by people who know nothing of wrestling.

          • DivaFactz

            Lmao don’t bring up those reality shows. The only mainstream exposure that the Bella twins have is they reality show which are MOSTLY watched by wrestling fans. They barely can pull in 1 million viewers lmao like if it wasn’t for WWE backing the show it would be canceled right now….. Mickie James have exposure outside of wrestling thanks to her country music career in which her debut album charted on billboard and she was invited to perform at multiple CMA music festivals…. and As for Trish, she is VERY well known outside of wrestling for branding onto doing several tv shows and Trish name is so big thanks to WWE that people who don’t even watch wrestling knows who Trish Stratus is… like I said, Nikki Bella star power wiill NEVER be on the level of Trish and Mickie…. WWE gave Nikki a huge push but yet she still on Kelly Kelly level who is ALSO on a reality show that has NOTHING to do with WWE and Kelly kelly gets pop from crowd just like Nikki lol it’s no shade to Nikki fans but she is no Mickie James

          • Sunny’s Therapist

            how many viewers does mickie james realty show have?

          • kstar57

            Yes they are. I am sorry but go check out some of the things that happened with Mickie and others. And you will. See what I am taking about !

          • DivaFactz

            What you mean what happen with Mickie and others??

      • Femme Fatale Venus Fly

        “She’s the biggest female name on Smackdown roster.”

        Nikki and Becky say hi.

        • DivaFactz

          Lmaoooooooooooo Mickie James name is wayyyyyy bigger then there’s!…. The Bella twins inspiration to even wrestling says Hi! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/58fc39d2eb2e839edadbe81d96e38cb7ca024c1681590863986a720014c3d658.gif

          • Femme Fatale Venus Fly

            Maybe back in 2010. But Nikki’s popularity has skyrocketed since Mickie left, and Becky has pretty much gotten the crowd behind her in every possible way. Both are household names for Smackdown. So honestly, Mickie may still be a big name in the company, but you gotta remember this is 2017, Mickie was old news. No hate, though. Mickie is amazing in my eyes as well.

            LOVE the gif, by the way. Slay, Queen, SLAYYY!

          • DivaFactz

            Nikki popularity is better then what it was before but MILLIONS still would prefer Mickie over her. Mickie James popularity is still beyond Nikki Bella…. Her resume is bigger then Nikki Bella and her in ring performances is superior compared to Nikki Bella… Mickie James name ALONE overshadows Nikki Bella…

          • Femme Fatale Venus Fly

            Yes, Mickie is a FANTASTIC wrestler. Yes, she has a great reputation in wrestling. But you gotta remember this is WWE, you can be a good wrestler and still be more popular than a great one. James Ellsworth for example. Hell, Eva Marie is the worst on the roster, and she’s very much more popular than some of the other women, even if it’s for all the wrong reasons. I ain’t throwing shade, I ain’t spitting hate, I’m just saying that Mickie is returning in a much different time than when she was first in WWE.

          • DivaFactz

            Lol again… that’s like saying Trish is less popular then Nikki Bella because this is a different time… if WWE was to promote a PPV event match with Mickie or Trish and a match promoting Nikki.. Mickie and Trish match would OVERSHADOW Nikki match on the card lol….

          • Femme Fatale Venus Fly

            Okay, let’s be honest here, Trish returning would probably be the least exciting thing compared to Mickie returning. Yes, we all love Trish, but do you honestly believe a Trish Stratus return would be THAT big of a deal? Probably not. Even if she was facing one of the Horsewomen or just making an appearance. Like I said about Mickie, Trish is old news. She would return, win a match, and then leave.

            Also, what’s with the Nikki comparison? Even I know she’s not the greatest wrestler, but again she is highly popular.

          • wwepassion

            How the hell are you gonna speak for millions? LOL stop. Nikki is the longest reigning divas champ, worked with Stephanie, was apart of the divas revolution, sell more merch than anyone but Sasha. Stop trying so hard to pretend Nikki isn’t a massive star and is on the same level of stardom as Mickie. That’s a fact.

          • DivaFactz

            ? when Nikki becomes respected as a great international in ring performer not only across all tv platforms but the Indy markets, when women from all around the world praise her and craves to have matches against her, becomes a 6x women’s champion and holds a national record for having the most title wins in women’s professional wrestling, be the only women to ever beat TWO HOF women for the women’s championship title, become the only women out of 5 to hold every prestige title For women’s wrestling in WWE history and gets praised by the higher ups all over the world for her in ring performances and WWE gives her a whole women’s division to carry on her back as if she is john Cena, then holla at me… like I said Nikki Bella isn’t on Mickie James level and never will be…..

          • wwepassion

            When women all around the world praise her? Hmm HOF people which are more important than who ever you are seeking validation from. Breat, Trish,Lita, and a few others. Lets not forget Nikki also was the number one woman in 2015 of any wrestler on PWI. Even with all of Mickies accomplishments Nikki is still on her level of popularity and that’s a fact.

          • DivaFactz

            Lmao Bret “praised” Nikki because it’s apart of her feud with Natalya!… Just like Natalya attacking her on social media… it’s all apart of they feud!…. lmao Mickie was the ONLY women to EVER beat Trish AND Lita for the women’s championship belt and BOTH of them praised Mickie to the point they included her into they HOF speech lmao…

            ?You talking bout the same PWI where Mickie won “women of the year” TWICE. The same PWI where Mickie won #1 in 2009 and stayed in the top5 for YEARS on that list..
            Nikki Bella won once and was never seen on that list again… lmao she didn’t even make top 10 the next year or the year before she won lmao….at least when Mickie didn’t win she still managed to stay in the top 5 the years she was active.. Nikki is not on Mickie level.. she gets pop from the crowd but so does Kelly Kelly *shrugs*

          • wwepassion

            Nikki won PWI in 2015 and was injured almost all of 2016, wtf are you talking about lol? Bret praised Nikki In 2015 genius do your research lol. What you are doing is proving my point that these 2 are on the same level of popularity. You bring up their credibility and what they did has nothing to do with POPULARITY.

          • DivaFactz

            ? where was she 2014? 2013? 2012? 2011? 2010? 2009? 2008? ?????? WHERE WAS SHE!?….This bout to shut you down. You can only win the PWI women of year award based on popularity… Mickie James won twice… how many times have Nikki won? ?

          • wwepassion

            Are you blind? You’re bringing up an era where she was not pushed or looked at as a star. That’s like you comparing Summer Rae who is a jobber and not pushed to Charlotte lol. If you’re gonna put up an argument at least make sense and think logical.

          • DivaFactz

            it was either Nikki or Brie that mentioned the push they got and thanked Victoria for helping getting them over with the Smackdown audience to take them serious as wrestlers..Just because she decided years later to get decent in the ring doesn’t mean she wasn’t very active on Smackdown against Victoria and natayala… the Bella twins were the top baby faces on Smackdown thanks to they feud against Victoria/Natyala.. lmao shows how much you know about the women you Stan for smh…. The Bella twins were never jobbers that’s an invalid argument.

          • wwepassion

            You don’t obviously didn’t watch those years because they were terrible even for Laycool. Nothing got better until 2013. What you are arguing about has nothing to do with popularity. Again mickie and Nikki are on the same level of POPULARITY in WWE but overall in and out Nikki is the biggest female star WWE has ever had. Fact

          • wwepassion

            To clarify so you don’t put words in my mouth I’ll repeat, in terms of POPULARITY not what they have done in their careers… Nikki and Mickie are on the same level of again POPULARITY. Overall though Nikki is more popular IN AND OUT OF WWE. Fact.

          • kstar57

            The Twins one 1 year .Then Nikki won 1 on her own. Makes 2

          • DivaFactz

            Lmao the twins never won together…. Mickie won in 2011 and then AJ Lee won three years straight after (2012,2013,2014) and Sasha Banks won 2015 nd I’m pretty sure Charlotte is gone win 2016…. when did the twins win? And when did Nikki win? ?

          • kstar57

            Nikki won last year and the twins won a couple of years years ago .

          • DivaFactz

            What year? Because they debuted in 2007 and Candice Michelle won that year. 2008 Awesone Kong won. 2009 Mickie James won. 2010 michells mccool won. 2011 Mickie James won again. 2012-2014 Aj Lee won and Sasha won 2015. So when did they win? Lmao… they never did

          • wwepassion

            *Bret

          • Geek God

            Thank you for this, Becky & Nikki may be really popular but they aren’t LEGENDS!!!

          • kstar57

            But they will be in time . Nikki is already for being the longest reining Diva .

          • Geek God

            I just hope they continue giving Nikki more to do before she retires to cement it

          • kstar57

            She is above that level.

          • DivaFactz

            Lmao says no one ever…. when Nikki Bella can get 1 million people to watch her show holla at me ?????? … When Nikki Bella names become a big draw enough to main event ANYTHING holla at me….. Nikki is on Kelly Kelly level…. she will never be on Mickie James level…

          • kstar57

            She is above it now !!!!

          • Alaskatox

            Yeah but Mickie is one of the most popular women in the history of the division, EVER. Hence six years later she is still a mega superstar.

          • wwepassion

            That was not apart of my point or argument…read the argument.

          • Alaskatox

            But your eagerness has blinded you, so you can’t see you’re wrong.

          • Alaskatox

            So what I should have said is that Nikki is completely inorganic with one wrestling accomplishment that was done out of spite, not because management thought she deserved it. Nikki is popular, sure, but she is hardly playing the same game as Mickie. I fail to see how that doesn’t have anything to do with your argument, other than highlighting your insecurities.

          • wwepassion

            Your making your own argument which has nothing to do with mine…carry on.

          • wwepassion

            Looks like I was right that Nikki was more over, did you see Mickies return on SD? It was awful because the crowd was dead . Nikki returned and she got a massive pop that sounded like the rock retuned. My point has been proven.

      • wwepassion

        No she’s not, Nikki and Mickie are the same level in wrestling in terms of star power.

        • DivaFactz

          lmao poor soul…..

  • Femme Fatale Venus Fly

    Fingers crossed they sign Deonna. The girl truly deserves it.

    • Sunny’s Therapist

      she also deserves a new name. whats with these nxt girls and their names? Billie Kay, Peyton Royce (wtf), Deonna Purazzo, Emeber Moon. Tragic names indeed.

      • I kinda like these names

        • Sunny’s Therapist

          haha, diff’rent strokes! Billie Kay grew on me, Peyton Royce sounds very strange to my american ear, Deonna Purazzo is a fine name but kind of boring for a wrestler IMO, and Ember Moon seems kind of juvenille/twilight saga-ish. Ive noticed Australian female names are names you never hear in the states, i.e: Tenille, although Billie and Peyton seem to have been given extra australian names or something

          • Geek God

            Maybe Peyton will start living up to her name and start riding a Rolls Royce to the ring with her bad bih’s Emmalina & Billie Kay in the back seat

      • Femme Fatale Venus Fly

        You do know Deonna Purrazzo is her real name, right?

        • Sunny’s Therapist

          yea, its why i said its a fine name but boring for a wrestler (down below). give me some damn characters! I dont need hot athletic girl in shorts #143224

          • Femme Fatale Venus Fly

            Personally, I like it. It’s different from the rest.

          • Sunny’s Therapist

            she better come out with some cannolis with a name like that!

          • MK126

            LIKE NATTIE DID DURING DIVAS OF DOOM! ???

  • gaelle

    I doubt they’re thinking about mania already but this feud could be great. Wonder where that leaves Alexa

    • Sunny’s Therapist

      this is what im wondering

    • Femme Fatale Venus Fly

      Alexa will possibly face Naomi or Nikki. Personally, I would love Alexa vs. Nikki vs. Naomi vs. Nattie in a Fatal 4-Way for the title at Mania.

    • DivaFactz

      I mean if Smackdown wants to go in Wrestlemania with a strong women’s match then Becky vs Mickie will be the only way…. I highly doubt they don’t use Mickie for wrestlemania since she is they biggest name on the roster for the women’s division

    • Wrestling.fan.from.France

      Pre-show?

    • Cathy Kelley.

      She will probably feud with Naomi, since she’s scheduled for this week’s Live Events.

      • gaelle

        I’m thinking and I want it to be Nao too. Set her up for a title math in her hometown.

  • Wrestling.fan.from.France

    Honestly, this makes no sense. Mickie James, such a decorated female wrestler who left WWE as the ultimate face, came back on NXT as a face is now gonna come back as a heel attacking Becky Lynch out of all the people? And for which reasons? Why would Mickie want to attack Becky who isn’t the champion and really has nothing to do with her? Have her come back as a face and then maybe we can talk about turning her heel way down the line but not yet..

    • Cathy Kelley.

      It makes no sense because it hasn’t happened yet and we don’t even know if it’s real. And if it happens, then I guess we will get an explanation?

    • Garrett Marcum

      Mickie can return to take Becky down for talking so much trash about the diva era along with the other 4HW

      • Wrestling.fan.from.France

        Because we heard Becky say anything? Meh…

      • The Paparazzi Prince (MIMQ)

        Only Sasha talked the divas era down.

    • We shall see once she reveals herself

      • Wrestling.fan.from.France

        IF she does which I hope not…

        • well that would be the point if she is La Luchadora

    • Valley Girl

      Maybe Mickie James will have a reason.

    • Sunny’s Therapist

      Psycho Mickie James….

    • Miguel Orona Rodríguez

      Maybe Becks wins the belt and then Mickie returns.

    • Rose-Quartz

      We’ve only seen her a heel like once her entire career in wwe she plays a good heel but she’s better a face in my opinion because that’s what she’s good at and that’s what she’s always been. It would be interesting of her playing a heel though because we’ve only seen her do it one time and one time only.

    • TheBoss

      I completely agree. It just doesn’t make any sense for it to be Mickie.

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    • wwepassion

      Calm down it’s just a rumor and Mickie is better heel IMO. WWE don’t wanna turn Becky heel as there are enough currently.

    • SweeneyTodd

      SD will have a multi womens match at WM. No chance Nikki is not on the card

    • Mark

      Well Becky is a very clear and loved babyface… And Alexa is not cutting it as the top women’s heel on the brand. Sometimes she delivers, the she doesn’t… Wrestling-wise she has severely lacked. Queen Mickie is experienced and good enough to be the top women’s heel in the company.

      Becky can win the title back at the best PPV after La Luchadora aka Mickie James couldn’t help Alexa retain, and then after the match she attacks and destroys Becky, takes her disguise off and BAM!!! It’s Mickie, bitch!!!

      Then Alexa can go back to jobbing

  • conan_kun

    I hope they can swerve us by scrapping Emmalina stuff and make Emma to be evil La Luchadora, remember she was feuding with Becky before her injury so she has the most adequate reason to attack Becky. Since Mickie has no reason to attack Becky plus she may not get booed as heel.

    • YonceLuvsDivas

      I agree but it would make no sense at the moment. Remember all her tweets are towards the women on Raw. Plus Smackdown hasn’t shown her promo not once. It’ll just ruin what they trying to build now. And than it will be added to the list of her random pop ups.

  • Wrestling.fan.from.France

    Not to mention, we are coming to a point where we are supposedly gonna get 3 womens matches at least on the WM card with Charlotte vs Bayley, Sasha’s “big match” and now this? So what, is Alexa gonna be on the pre-show? Because if anything, nothing has been said when it comes to the SD women’s championship so it doesn’t seem like a priority. It’s becoming a little bit all over the place. It’s the “woman’s revolution” but let’s be real, nothing is said and done.

    • MK126

      I dont see why the Raw women have to get two matches (which we know are gonna go for like 15 minutes each full of spots) when the SDL women deserve their own WM moment too and NOT on the pre-show

      • Wrestling.fan.from.France

        Becky vs Mickie in this case would be the biggest showcase for SD and Alexa would still be featured but on the pre-show.
        After, WM is all about money and big names so you know some girls won’t be left off the card. Then again, that doesn’t mean it is something I desire, I don’t even know what will happen tbh.

    • glassjaw

      Evidence suggests that all the women being given individual build on the Smackdown brand could likely lead to a multi-woman match at Wrestlemania. That way, all the tensions within the division will come to a head.

      Unless Becky is regaining the title before feuding with Mickie.

    • Geek God

      There’s too many relevant women to not have multiple matches, Sasha, Becky, Bayley, Charlotte, Nikki, & Paige (if she comes back and gets herself together) are wayyyyyy to popular to not be featured or treated as irrelevant, maybe besides Charlotte vs Bayley for the Raw Women’s Championship, we can also get Sasha vs Paige vs Nikki vs Becky vs Naomi vs Emmalina in the 1st ever women’s Money In The Bank Ladder Match, only one briefcase which will go to either smackdown or raw depending on who wins, (i would have Naomi win), and for the Smackdown Women’s Championship, i would have Alexa Bliss vs Mickie James

      • Wrestling.fan.from.France

        Multiple matches is fine. I would love that. But let’s be real, three is the most we could get on the main card and that is something that is much more than we ever gotten.
        After, we still have the MITB PPV so I doubt they would let that happen.

        Now, Charlotte vs Bayley is pretty much the only match that we know. Sasha will likely have a match of her own and the SD women’s title picture as well. Raw will likely have more matches than SD featured on the main card as there is just more star power in Raw’s women’s division and Sasha and Charlotte can’t be in the same match. At this point, there isn’t much money match for SD yet and the best thing to do would be a multiple women’s match for the title, not with all the roster tho, just 3-4.

      • kstar57

        Paige is pregnant so she won’t be back for a while or that is the latest I heard about her.

        • Geek God

          I heard that too, so why aren’t we covering this? Lol

          • kstar57

            I wondered the same thing.

  • Wrestling.fan.from.France

    “As speculated, WWE NXT talent Deonna Purrazzo was the woman who played La Luchadora on last week’s WWE SmackDown and distracted Becky Lynch during her SmackDown Women’s Title match with Alexa Bliss.

    Purrazzo is backstage again for tonight’s SmackDown tapings in Jacksonville, FL, according to PWInsider. No word yet on if Purrazzo will be used when the character is unmasked. Word is that she has not signed WWE deal.” http://www.wrestlinginc.com/wi/news/2017/0103/620877/spoiler-on-la-luchadora-and-this-week-wwe-smackdown/

  • Can’t wait, SD is shaking up again with 4 (possible ) storylines. Nattie vs Nikki, Mickie vs Becky, Alexa vs her challenger, Renee vs Maryse and even Carmella’s storyline + Eva return. Iconic? Yes it is.

    • Geek God

      Don’t forget they have been hinting at Sasha moving to smackdown too, looks like shits about to go down lol

    • Geek God

      I love what they’re doing with Renee, me and my peeps have been waiting for years for a non-wrestler/manager/valet to get an actual role in the company and storylines, just because they’re a backstage interviewer, ring announcer, referee, commentator, or time keeper doesn’t mean they should just stick to their basic job and be bland, i want to see them as actual characters too, know how they really feel, what they really think, they let them take so much shit, it’s time for them to get into storylines and show what’s really on their minds, so this Renee Young storyline is extremely new and refreshing, same with her being on Total Divas

      • kstar57

        But Renee isn’t trained to be a wrestler so that is bad for her.

        • Geek God

          She didn’t have to put on a technical match, her and maryse just need backstage brawls & grudge match catfight showdown like Trish vs Stephanie

  • Kvngbalor

    This makes no sense imo she is a legend and was a rumored for the HOF this year why would someone as decorated and loved by the fans return under a mask and why target Becky who isn’t even the champion? Why have her return as a heel? Won’t this overshadow the championship feud? I understand SD wanting a big name in their women’s division but man i would of loved Mickie vs Charlotte Legend vs Queen

    • Wrestling.fan.from.France

      It makes ZERO sense for real…

      • Kvngbalor

        Mickie return can be a ratings hit for SD it should be promoted and treated as a big deal i would love for Shane & Brian to open SD with a Mickie video package she comes out cuts a promo signs her contract and here comes Alexa shreds her on the mic bout going to a second rate promotion cuz she didn’t cut it her first run & was dropped flat on her face mention why isn’t she attempting to be the next Reba oh another fail etc there is great material and Alexa is the perfect one to bring it

        • Johnny

          It’s really simple. How many heels are there on SmackDown? Alexa and who? Carmella? Meanwhile, on the face side, there is Nikki, Naomi, Becky and after her feud with Nikki, Natalya as well. None of the heels on SmackDown are great wrestlers including Alexa. Heels are supposed to be able to get the most out of the babyface in ring and promo wise. Who can do that better than Mickie? Feuds with Naomi, Becky and Nikki would do wonders for that Women’s championship. Plus, when the inevitable face run from Alexa comes, who better to work with than Mickie? Carmella and Eva Marie are the only other heels on the SmackDown roster. You want Mickie feuding with THEM?!

        • Geek God

          This! Mickie’s return can be HUGE if WWE wants it to be, they broadcast and put over the popular male superstars to the moon when they return, so they can do the same thing for one of the most popular female superstars of all time, if they treat it like a huge deal it will be a huge deal, she should automatically be looked at with high priority like Charlotte for example

    • YonceLuvsDivas

      I agree this doesn’t make sense for her to be doing this.

      • Kvngbalor

        None at all

    • mind games. and it could be Mickie seeing Becky as a bigger threat than Alexa so she wants to get rid of her first before moving on to someone else

      • Wrestling.fan.from.France

        The girl defeated freaking Trish Stratus and Lita and is one of the most decorated female wrestler, like why would she be afraid of 1 time women’s champion, Becky Lynch? Like..

        • she defeated everyone in this business.. yet tapped out to Asuka within a second. it’s not about being scared, but about playing mind games with your opponent, which was her strength and what made her succeed as a heel.

          • Kvngbalor

            I wouldn’t even use Asuka as a comparison the way she’s booked they would let her pin Taker

          • like Mickie said ”you may have beat a lot of them, but you haven’t beaten me” and look what happened, she lost too, yet she beat everyone in the business, from the golden era girls, to the top KOs. Even Gail dominated the KO scene yet in her second run was losing to Maryse, Kelly, Alicia…

          • Max

            LOL

          • Wrestling.fan.from.France

            Asuka is a special case tbh. We can’t really talk about her because WWE would legit have her beat Trish or Lita if put in a match against them.
            Mickie playing mind games but for what to began with? Why would she have anything against her to began with? I fail to see any good reasoning for it

          • I already told you, between Becky and Alexa as champions, Alexa is an easier target, so she wants to get rid off Becky first. Nothing too hard. But, you need to wait and see if it really is her and what they are gonna explain. Right now we’re all guessing.

        • Kvngbalor

          Right Beth, Trish, Lita, Melina, Michelle, Gail, Jazz and Victoria some of the best to ever step foot in a WWE ring but she’s afraid of Becky lmfao

    • DivaFactz

      It’s wayyy to early for Mickie to go into the HOF and Mickie James still hasn’t reached her full potential within WWE.

      • Wrestling.fan.from.France

        It is too early but she is already a future HOF and that even if she wasn’t returning.

        • DivaFactz

          Just like Charlotte is a future HOF…. but the difference between Charlotte and Mickie is that Mickie was never allowed to reach her full potential within WWE….

      • Kvngbalor

        I disagree second to Trish she is the most decorated women in WWE history also she’s held every title from every major televised promotion she was away from WWE for 6 yrs its def not too early at all

        • DivaFactz

          It’s def to early since Mickie never reached her full potential in WWE. WWE held Mickie back. Mickie TNA run really showed what Mickie is capable of and how far she can go in the ring and what kind of matches she can put on. Mickie never got that in WWE.. Trish did and has reached her full potential in WWE and that’s one reason she was inducted into the HOF

          • Gail-Rollins

            I don’t think Mickie will ever top her feud with Trish. I agree that it’s too early for her to go in, but I don’t think she really has anything left to do in WWE.

          • DivaFactz

            lol yeah there would never be another good storyline like Mickie V trish again. But I disagree, I feel like Mickie has yet to prove to the WWE universe her full potential. Only Mickie James fans who followed her into TNA and TNA fans knows her potential but even people who watched her on TNA felt like they was cheated because right when Mickie turned heel in TNA and everyone was seeing how great she was doing, she left and on top of that Mickie has never been Heel like she was in TNA in WWE. Even though a heel Mickie wouldn’t work this far into her career but it would still be exciting to see what she’s willing to do and how far she’s willing to go to sell herself as a heel. pyscho Mickie was really only towards Trish… we never got to see that character or her period as a heel feud with other women in WWE as a heel….Mickie still has to prove to WWE in they eyes that she is HOF ready. That’s why I feel like WWE has brought her back to prepare her to go into the HOF one day…

          • The main reason Trish was inducted into the HOF as early as she was is because WWE wanted to eclipse Sunny as being the youngest inductee. Around that time, she was getting arrested nearly 4 times a week. :P

    • A One of a Kind Collectible

      I honestly think the female inductee this year will be Chyna, I can also see the likes of Victoria and Sable going in before Mickie

      • Geek God

        It’s definitely Chyna, if Chyna doesn’t go in this year following her death she is definitely never getting in, which brings me to Victoria…

        • kstar57

          I think it should be CHYNA but it is terrible they wait till she is dead to do it.

      • Gail-Rollins

        Victoria should go in before Mickie.

    • Geek God

      I literally just said the same thing lol, Mickie is a LEGEND, she can just come out whenevs and be automatically over, La Luchadora screams newbie, a good way to introduce a non established person, they should just reveal her as Deonna and sign the damn girl already ???

  • Valley Girl

    I’m OK with this I can’t wait. Becky Lynch vs Mickie James should be good. I hope WWE signs Deanna Purazzo.

    • Miguel Orona Rodríguez

      I agree Deonna is owed a contract at this point she’s more memorable than any NXT women besides Asuka & Ember.

      • Valley Girl

        Agreed

  • YonceLuvsDivas

    Mickie returning to under a mask to attack Becky makes no sense. She’s a freaking legend. All she needs to do is come out to her music playing and it’s an iconic moment. Her being a returning jealous veteran isn’t a bad idea. Her last heel run in TNA was more so that character and she totally nailed it. I just don’t think her being ina mask is needed.

    • Geek God

      All we need is for someone to cut a promo saying they wish they had competition or something similar and then play her music lol, using La Luchadora for a debut screams NEWBIE, not LEGEND

  • GOD STRATUS•

    Ok…?? ok…. ?

  • Miguel Orona Rodríguez

    Heel Mickie, that can work out for me. She will be this veteran that kick ass!

  • Gato_wiska

    I want Deonna to be revealed to be La Luchadora with Mickie as her Sensei.

    • Eva Marie McGee

      Jane Ellsworth* xD

  • glassjaw

    Mickie James and Becky Lynch is a great match on paper, but why use Deonna if she’s not the long term prospect?

    I’m thinking the idea of their WM match is possibly to include the other women? Can’t imagine Nikki and Natalya being left out of the frame, not to mention Alexa Bliss if she’s still the champion at that point.

    • Gail-Rollins

      So they don’t have to pay Mickie for that date, or bring Eva back in before she’s scheduled to come back. It’ll be one of the two of them.

  • A One of a Kind Collectible

    I don’t know which heel Mickie I want more, crazy psycho Mickie or arrogant ‘history makin, heart breakin’ Mickie

    • Geek God

      Ima need my Psycho Bitch back ?

    • Mark

      Hope this is a joke? She sucked major balls as a heel in TNA. We need psycho Mickie… Screaming like a crazy unstable bitch, throwing Becky into the steel steps, putting her in a Boston crab as three referees have to restrain her, screaming and kicking her way out of the arena!!!

  • Alaskatox

    I love heel Mickie James, but she has got to have WAY more value as a face.

    • glassjaw

      After Alexa they need a credible heel, which is neither Nattie (great wrestler, scant personality) nor Carmella (good personality, meh wrestler). Mickie being a face is competition Nikki Bella doesn’t need either. I just hope Mickie’s as wonderfully OTT as she was as a heel in 2013.

  • TheBoss

    I know a Becky vs. Mickie feud would help put Becky over even more, but it doesn’t make sense for La Luchadora to be Mickie. If it is her, she better have a really good/realistic reason to hate Becky.

    • Geek God

      She can easily mention how the 4HW attempt to erase her Era’s history, the story writes itself for Melina, Mickie, Beth, or Michelle to come back with ease

      • Gail-Rollins

        Wish it were any of the other three instead :(

      • TheBoss

        Yeah I was thinking about that, but why go after Becky then? She’s probably the least relevant of the 4HW right now (I love her but it’s true). Why not go after Charlotte or Sasha then? Becky is such a random choice if that’s the storyline they’re going for.

  • ThePeaceVibe.

    I like the idea of Mickie coming in as a heel. Though I am wondering if she feuds with Becky if it will be a triple threat feud including Alexa. Being La Luchadora is a good way for anyone to insert themselves into the title picture. Then Mickie winds up winning the title only for Becky to get fed up. Which would lead to a double turn feud with Mickie/Becky. Don’t get me wrong I love Bliss as champ, but I could honestly see the next champs being Mickie and then Becky again.

  • Sadboy

    They should’ve been signed Deonna or is that just me?

    • Eva Marie McGee

      Jane Ellsworth*

  • Divalicious

    I am so excited! I don’t know how they’ll do it but Smackdown will make it work I’m sure.

  • ABC_1990

    The WWE audience isn’t gonna boo Mickie James tho

  • BlossomingNarcissist

    Tbh the whole la luchadora thing confuses me like why attack Becky who isn’t champ?? What exactly does that do for you. And if this leads to Becky vs Mickie I see no real purpose…unless bex reclaims the title

    • Raekon

      Deonna was helping alexa cause they were having a deal.
      Watch this weeks smackdown if you didn’t yet. ;)

  • Angelica Marie MoNae

    I would be OK with it being Mickie. Alexa gets a lot of comparisons to Trish stratus so maybe they can play that angle but instead of psycho Mickie more like aggressively maternal.

  • SlaomiSlays

    ???? so much for Naomi finally having her moment.

    • Geek God

      I know you didn’t think Naomi was La Luchadora? ??? Unless you mean Naomi winning the title at Wrestlemania? Who said that can’t still happen? Even on the Pre-Show? That’s my fake optimistic side speaking, it’s obvious that Naomi is never getting the spotlight and will be leaving the WWE in the next 2 years to start a family with Uso since she’s fed up

      • SlaomiSlays

        ??? no I didn’t expect her to be la luchadora I meant her winning the title at wrestlemania. If she decides to leave I couldn’t blame her. The way they have treated her has been awful. Granted the same can be said for summer Rae, Emma and tamina. I didn’t add Alicia and nattie to that list because they have at least had a title. Naomi, summer, Emma and tamina have been consistently paid dust by wwe.

        • Gail-Rollins

          To be fair Tamina is injury prone, and a one move wonder. She’s never deserved the belt except for maybe back when they had hacks like Kelly or Brie holding the belt.

          They screwed Summer by bringing her to the main roster to fill that role before she was ready wrestling wise. She would have been a star had they left her in NXT for another 6-12 months.

          • SlaomiSlays

            I didn’t say she deserved the belt I said she’s always been paid dust. I like Alexa bliss but she didn’t deserve to win the title this early. She’s been great since winning and I don’t want to take that away from her but she was handed the belt very quickly. Summer is so fun imo I think she is someone who could have been a great champion based on her character. I keep looking at all of the women who will constantly be pushed to the side in favor of others. Now you add mickie to the mix and those women will be pushed even further to the back.

          • Gail-Rollins

            In this case I think Alexa needed the belt. She was pulled from NXT before she really had that “star level” match that all the Four Horsewomen had before being called up that made them stars. I think she was the logical second champ with Becky being a babyface.

            And tbh Naomi is never getting the belt as a babyface. I knew from the second they brought her back as a babyface that she wasn’t getting a big push. Becky & Nikki are always going to be higher in the pecking order no matter their alignment. It’s really unfortunate that they never pulled the trigger on Naomi, because now she’s in that Alicia/Nattie territory where I don’t see her ever getting out of it. Aj’s run with the belt actually hurt more people than it helped (Naomi included). Had they pulled the trigger on Naomi while she was hot with the crowd she could have been much bigger. She really needs to cut her losses and head elsewhere while she still has a strong fan base (if she wants to do more than Total Divas & being an enhancement talent for the most part).

          • Delroy Coke

            That’s backstage politics for sure with the popular talent get every opportunity. First of all Summer Rae, Natalya, Alicia, and Naomi are not talent enhancement. At the end of the day it’s their call not ours

  • Windyhawaii

    Deonna!

  • Lucius #PYM

    Just when you think Smackdown couldn’t get any better. Raw could really use Mickie though.

  • B J

    I don’t think Mickie is La Luchadora – I think she’ll run in for the save and to equal out the odds against Alexa + whoever La Luchadora actually is.

  • Allyn

    well maybe mickie doesnt want to play face, what if she indeed is ok with going heel? she played such a good face character that maybe now she wants to take on the heel persona as a way to reinvent herself. what would be the point of her returning and picking up where she left off, she probably wants a new and exciting storyline. and no I’m not saying that going after becky is the best option but in order to really solidify herself as a heel she will need to go after a high profile face.

  • Luiz Giem

    My ideal booking for this would be that in fact Deonna was La Luchadora. She’s finally unmasked at Royal Rumble when she helps Alexa again to retain the title over Becky, then they both attack Becky until Mickie makes the save. Then, down the road Mickie and Becky battle for the number one contendership with the loser (either Mickie or Becky) turning heel.

    I just think it makes no sense to debut Mickie as a heel, she will get a baby face reaction even if she attacks the top baby face right now (Becky). Anyway, I’m just so happy she’s back that I’m probably not complaining if that’s the case, I actually trust in Smackdown’s writers, they’ve been doing a fantastic booking with a 90% of the roster and I’m loving this storyline with La Luchadora so far that I’m not worried.

    • Gail-Rollins

      Would SO much rather see Melina return. Mickie left WWE with nothing left on the table IMO. Women like Melina, Beth, Michelle, Victoria, etc would have been better IMO.

      • Lucius #PYM

        Melina let her candle burn out. Mickie had so much more to give.

  • Stef’

    Mickie can only be in the title card if she comes back, so that would mean Becky will regain the title… On the other hand, wtf is that “luchadora” idea ? So crappy lol ! Mickie needs no mask, she just needs sleeves.

  • Laquane Anderson

    Great, another girl that’ll be pushed to the front of the pecking order.

  • Diva_Fan

    I don’t know how I feel about her coming back as a heel though straight away I think that’s a mistake !

  • Gail-Rollins

    I’m totally fine with Mickie being a heel. That’s the only time I actually like her.

    Bliss vs Mickie vs Becky vs Nikki should be the Mania match for the Smackdown women IMO.

    • conan_kun

      I can see that match will happen, who do you think gonna win

      • Gail-Rollins

        I would be fine with anyone other than Mickie winning. It really depends on who has the belt at the time. I could make cases for all three of the other women.

  • Raekon

    Hehe! I told everyone last week that it can only be Deonna cause her face and Body structure gave it away to me. ^_^
    I hope that they would enter mickie differently though cause I would love for Deonna to stay on SD and become part of the roster aswell. She would also make more sense as a sidekick of Alexa than Mickie too.

  • The Paparazzi Prince (MIMQ)

    I don’t want Mickie to be a heel.
    Psycho Mickie won’t work. It’s now a pg show and she can’t do the same stuff she did back then. I want her 2009 veteran gimmick

    • Gail-Rollins

      She did some of the best character work of her career as a heel in TNA. It was essentially heel Trish with a southern accent, but it worked..

      • The Paparazzi Prince (MIMQ)

        But she wasn’t the psycho bitch in TNA, she was the hardcore country selfish veteran. She can go with that character in WWE but not as the psycho bitch. That wouldn’t work in WWE anymore. I’m so happy that she is part of SmackDown. They will treat Mickie right without burying other women.

    • Jesus’s brother

      lol, mickie doesn’t need to be psycho to be a heel!

  • The Paparazzi Prince (MIMQ)

    I hope La Luchadora is gonna be Tamina.
    She can be Alexas bodyguard.

  • Monkey Tennis

    Seems like a mighty strange way to re-debut Mickie to me.

    For starters, the whole using-someone-else-in-the-costume-until-she-actually-debuts thing is a bit… odd. Right now, we can see it’s not Mickie. It;s so very clearly not Mickie that of it suddenly does become her when she unmasks, it’d just seem ludicrous (even by pro-wrestling standards!)

    More importantly though, reintroducing Mickie, not only as a heel, but essentially as Alexa’s lackey? It just doesn’t really feel very… epic. I guess the thinking might be that Smackdown’s women’s division is more in need of a big name heel right now than another babyface and putting Mickie up against Becky is probably the only way they might have even the tiniest of chances of Mickie not getting popped out of the arena every time she appears. But even against Becky, Mickie is gonna struggle to get any heat… cos she’s Mickie.

    The better option would probably be to turn Becky heel, a role we know she owns (particularly for those who remember her K-nox days) and have Mickie come in as the face to challenge her. The problem with that scenario though is that right now, there’s not enough depth in SD’s women’s division to turn Becky in a believable way at the moment.

    • glassjaw

      I’m curious as to whether if Mickie does turn heel they’ll use her to be one of Nikki’s long list of “haters” – y’know, because Mickie was John Cena’s paramour back in the day and, on screen, has a history of playing the bunny boiler.

  • i cant wait for mickie to return will be good

  • Nathan Bootleg Kardashian

    I called it!

  • I really hope that Eva Marie is gonna be revealed as Luchadora. I’m not that much of a fan of hers, but that would be a great way to introduce her (again). I mean, the alliance between Bliss & Marie is more realistic to me than the pairing Mickie & Bliss.
    So Eva and Alexa could take on Becky. And a mystery partner (James) would join Becky on a PPV.

  • Gabriella Panajotova

    But what would be Mickie’s reason to do this?

  • I’d MUCH rather Mickie be brought back as the one who attacked Nikki at Survivor Series; at least the reason(s) would’ve made more sense. If this is true, I have one thing to say to SmackDown!’s writers (because it makes no damn sense to bring Mickie back this way)…
    http://68.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m574y11hoE1r317bvo1_500.gif

  • The Paparazzi Prince (MIMQ)

    Mickie needs to get her hair done before she returns. It’s too long and it looks unhealthy to me.

  • Troy Rochester

    I really hope she isn’t the La Luchadora tbh . I would make much more sense for the person to be Deonna or someone from NXT who’s trying to make a name for themself in the division by forming an alliance with the current SD Women’s Champion . Mickie can then be brought in to possibly save Becky from and 2 on 1 situation . It just makes much more sense for Mickie to be brought back as a face as people are going to want to cheer her not boo her also what reason would she really have for aligning herself with Alexa when she’s veteran and not a newbie

  • QueenSableBomb

    What a strange way to have Mickie come back lol. Just have her come back out of nowhere and have us all shook

  • I am not here for heel Mickie especially after the huge face pop she got at TakeOver.

    https://media.tenor.co/images/21b6539067f0b73ceb9b2154f637f90c/raw

  • Diva_Fan

    I hope this is wrong Mickie is better of being a face. I think the La Luchadora should be either a returning Eva Marie or a new person like Deonna or someone from NXT trying to make a name for themselves !

  • Organization XIII

    Hopefully this is true cuz I’m here for it. I missed crazy psychotic Mickie

  • Crazy. #RIPMae

    Yes. Mickie vs Becky would be a great match for the SD women’s division. We need an amazing, iconic match for them to finally outshine Raw in terms of wrestling. I would also like Naomi vs Alexa vs Nikki at Mania too. Mania should be good for both Raw and SD women.

  • Luigi Anthony

    so every veteran or legend nees to comeback as a face noo !! it’s just boring we have seen her as a face a million times heel mickie will get the responds anyway she is good at what she does people need to stop complaining MICKIE JAMES IS FUCKING BACK THAT’S WHAT REALLY MATTERS

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  • willh

    Why tf is SmackDown making Mickie return as some Luchadora?? That is an insult to her legacy.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9886aea2ff3ee81394740bbccf3edb55c57ca4e2fa4b287fb1e3970c8efb9249.gif

  • Cxnzx

    Wouldn’t it be befitting for a reverse of the Mickie vs Trish storyline? It propelled Mickie to great heights, imagine an up and coming Superstar following the exact same route. Ending with a spectacular match at WM just like Mickie v Trish?

  • Bayley’s Makeup On Point!

    I don’t like the idea of Mickie returning to be Bliss’s lackey, it should be the other way around.

  • Danielle Rennifer

    I think Mickie is staying st NXT for awhile just like what Samoa Joe has been doing most of last year after rumored call up. Asuka might be Luchadora that may lead up of Becky Lynch turning heel in a double turn. Becky may also attack Mickie James or Deonna Purrazzo the same way after joining the main roster what Dolph Ziggler did to both Apollo Crews and Kalisto.