While appearing at Hamilton Comic Con, former TNA Knockout Mickie James spoke with Live Audio Wrestling‘s Jason Agnew about her status in wrestling, the difficulty in playing a babyface, pitching the Trish Stratus storyline with Lita instead and more.
Pitching the Trish storyline: She originally pitched the “crazy” Trish Stratus fan storyline, but with Lita, because she knew Lita personally. At that point, she wasn’t as close with Trish.
Her TNA heel turn: Her heel turn was a matter of “finally convincing them” to do it.
Playing a babyface vs. playing a heel: She says there wasn’t a lot of depth to playing a babyface, as she was essentially playing herself. Playing a babyface is harder, though, as fans are more jaded now. It’s hard to make fans love you. The key to being an amazing heel, she says, is to make people hate you, but still want to pay to see you.
The “Piggie James” storyline: She wishes she could have left the WWE at a more uplifting point, but the intent was to confront the bullying epidemic. She says Layla and Michelle McCool were hesitant to say some of the things they did, but Mickie encouraged them to go out there and make it awesome.
Her status in wrestling: Mickie describes herself as a “free agent” in the wrestling world. She says she’s “far from finished” with wrestling.
Watch the full interview below: