Today in History: Mickie’s Last WWE Match

On this day in history:

April 23rd, 2010 | It wasn’t a particularly memorable match in itself, but when Mickie James teamed with Beth Phoenix to take on Layla and Michelle McCool, it marked her final match with the WWE. The day before the match aired, Mickie was released by the WWE, and she went on to make a return to TNA. This wasn’t a fitting final appearance (albiet unplanned) for someone like Mickie, but it could have been worse, right?

What are your memories of this moment? Tell us in the comments!

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  • redsandman99

    Could have definitely been worse. Sad that her time in WWE just ended so abruptly but at least it wasn’t a humiliating sendoff.

  • shaky209

    I was great to for once see Beth and MIckie tag team together.And I believe it was as Beth was turning face. So the match was memorable.!

  • Melina&Mickie4ever!

    I perfer Mickie in TNA , she has nothing left in wwe. TNA is where Mickie belongs and I hope she ends her carrer there. Although if she goes back to wwe I will still be a fan but I hope she doesnt. No need to go back to 30 second matches….but then again if Mickie does go back to wwe they just might give more of a damn then they do now…I would like to see her face Maxine though or Aj or Kaitlyn but then again also she isnt good at putting younger talents over. No one wants to see her face Beth again..maybe Natalya & Kharma ..

    HardCore Country MJ>>>>>>>WWE MJ !!

    • BillyGP

      Hell Vince is already trying to find a replacement with that Diva in FCW who dresses like Mickie LOL

      • bjorn448

        Yes, Audrey Marie xD

        • Melina&Mickie4ever!

          Regrets !For Letting Her Go…but hey If former divas Mickie , Melina & Michelle didnt leave Kelly Kelly would not be Divas Champion because Beth would have been fueding with Mickie or Michelle would have been champion , or Mickie or Michelle would have been champion for Kharma’s return

        • Looking Glass

          What!? They’ve hardly replaced Mickie with Audrey Marie at all, Mickie James never used her country gal gimmick in WWE whatsoever! That’s something she’s used since TNA. Audrey’s had that gimmick in WWE, have they copied TNA? Possibly, but they hardly replaced her – plus it’s a freakin’ gimmick 9/10 times all gimmicks are recycled even Mickie’s psycho gimmick had been done numerous times by Victoria and Tori before her.

        • http://www.youtube.com/user/bxshadow23?feature=mhum EveLover

          ^THIS ! The girl that they’re trying to replace mickie with is, in my eyes, AJ.

          Watch her character & even her entrance.

        • http://www.youtube.com/user/bxshadow23?feature=mhum EveLover

          Thats just me though.

        • norisclouds

          I think AJ has more in common with Lita than Mickie James. The skull and cross bones, tom boy, lucha style, is far more an homage to her idol Lita than it is to the perky, tough girl in Mickie James.

        • http://www.youtube.com/user/bxshadow23?feature=mhum EveLover

          I get that. But for some reason when I see AJ, I instantly remember a mix between mickie & gail. Mostly mickie. I think its the spunk, the hype, ect.

        • BillyGP

          Looking Glass it was a joke hint the LOL clam down. But in a way it can be Vince poking fun at Mickie still too with the gimmick.

        • Looking Glass

          I wasn’t even worked up about it, it’s not even like it came off as a joke regardless of LOL….I’m ‘clam’ don’t worry about it. LOL

        • perceval

          AJ’s very much, as some have called her, Mini Mickie. There’s her entrance, the blowing a kiss to her beaten opponents, and even Psycho Mickie during her FCW feud with Raquel. Look up the following on Youtube, and you’ll see where the Mickie comparisons come from…

          “FCW – Raquel Diaz, Caylee Turner & AJ Lee (March 6, 2011)”
          “FCW – Naomi Knight vs AJ Lee (March 13, 2011)”
          “FCW – AJ Lee, Maxine, Vickie Guerrero & Raquel Diaz (March 27, 2011)”

          You can tell she studied a lot of Mickie tapes.

  • bjorn448

    I think Mickie & Beth should have won this match…

  • Jhonmarco

    I remember being so shocked when she was released. Crazy to think 2 years have gone by.

    She seems happier in TNA & though she’s rather hit/miss her workrate there is better. I would LOVE a return to WWE though, it’s clear she doesn’t want to burn bridges. Anyway I’d like Mickie to be wherever she’s happy & currently that seems to be TNA. So all the power to her <3.

  • bjorn448

    Well I hope that Mickie James returns to the WWE. To help the Divas division. Matches longer than 1 minut and more special matches. I hope Mickie return along with Melina, Jillian Hall, Gail Kim (This time she must win the Divas Championship, because she deserves it!), Maryse, Lita, Trish Stratus, Ivory, Michelle Mccol, Molly Holly, Victoria (Tara) & Katie Lea (Winter). Also I think that Savannah, Christy Hemme, Torrie Wilson, Candice Michelle, Jaqueline Ashley Massaro, Tiffany, Brooke Tessmacher, Trinity, Ariel & Daffney deserves to be back and to be longer in the WWE! And I want From TNA Taylor Wilde, Hamada, Alissa Flash & Traci Brooks to be in the WWE. And from FCW I would like to see Sofia Cortez & Paige (Britani Knight) in the WWE. Also WWE Must bring the Women’s Championship back for Smackdown. And they must bring the Divas/Women’s Tag Team Championship back. I think that would help the Divas Divison.

    • http://www.twitter.com/jillianhalltna JillianHallTNA

      Hell yeah, 4 hours diva show! xD
      You mention more divas than WWE has actual superstars roster xD

    • BAD KHARMA

      First of all, most of the girls you said shouldn´t return (at least not a full time return), they already had their time to shine, now it´s time for the newer ones!

      And second, why would WWE make longer Divas matches just because Mickie returned? I seriously don´t understand that!

  • bjorn448

    I would like to the Queen of the Ring in the WWE.

  • AdrianRay

    I had read somewhere that at that years Wrestlemania it was supposed to be Michelle vs. Beth vs. Mickie. It was quickly cut off after Mickie’s immediate injury and them putting the title on Michelle. Then, like always, they decided to just put all the Divas in the ring where finishers were botched. Good lord…

    Also, what the fuck was Michelle thinking with that lipstick?

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    • http://www.youtube.com/user/bxshadow23?feature=mhum EveLover

      I read that too. And it sucked they cut it off, because mickie could’ve done it. She was already cleared to compete by wrestlemania. And could you seriously imagine that match though ? Mickie vs Michelle vs Beth ? Unbelievable.

      • BillyGP

        Actually Mickie when the match was changed was not cleared but she did not want to miss Mania in fact did she do anything in the match?

        • http://www.youtube.com/user/bxshadow23?feature=mhum EveLover

          Was she really ? And yeah. She actually performed some kicks & an AMAZING mick-ddt on michelle.

      • AdrianRay

        Well…all Mickie really did was that DDT…

  • MickieFan226

    Mickie got a knee injury/staph infection in February of that year which cut her title reign short, sadly. I think if the injury didn’t happen we would have gotten Mickie defending her title at WM 26 against Beth & Michelle in a triple threat match. It would have been epic!

    Although she’s in TNA, I still think Mickie will be back in WWE one day. WWE was her home and she said she was going to retire with them if she had never gotten released. She loved her job there. Even if she just works as a trainer or behind the scenes, I think she will be back with the company.

    • bjorn448

      WAUW That was a good Wrestlemania divas match in a long time!

  • Nostalgia

    I think every former diva turned knockout minus Victoria and Gail. Preferred the WWE. Them leaving wasn’t by choice.

  • Kessuki

    michelle’s boot was lethal. damn! -but overall this was not bad but thankfully she wasnt given anymore of that piggie james treatment as a humiliating final send off. i think mickie would be inducted in the wwe hof as she didnt do anything bad to get pushed out and hasn’t dissed them upon joining tna.

  • 04bia

    watching this match bought back some good memories, i really miss the divas division back in 2009/10. we had a great feuds like laycool/mickie and lengthy matches and segments. i loved the sd divas division back then, they owned raw! all the divas were used and got alot of screen time.
    watching this makes me realise how bad the divas division is right now! it makes me realise what laycool meant to the divas divisions appreciate what they did.

    i wish wwe creative would wake up and book the divas like they did here!

    also i still cant believe wwe released mickie, the top babyface of all, it was a huge shock for me. but her void is still present, im so used to seeing mickie in wwe, it is her home but im glad shes happy in TNA .

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/bxshadow23?feature=mhum EveLover

    And to think I cried 2 years ago, because my all time favorite diva had been released. I honestly couldn’t believe it. But then I found eve torres, which is another story. Haha :).

    Onto the point, Im one of those fans or “marks” that still believes mickie will come back to the wwe & she will finish her career in this company. Not TNA. Not WSU. Nowhere else, but in the WWE. This is her home. It made her, mickie james. And I have hope that not only will she return, but she will have a very good send off & she will become a legend & she will be inducted into the HOF.

    Mickie only has TWO things to do in tna; Win the tag titles & turn heel. After this, I believe, she’ll be done. Bye tna. She’ll get put into the wwe alumni & within a matter of months, we will all hear THAT theme song again. Wrestlemania 30th, mickie will be competing in it. Trust me.

    To the people tha dont understand why mickie would help the division, well this is why; She was the glue to the divas. She was the “IT” girl. She had it all. As soon as mickie left, matches got shorter, storylines got crappy, everything went down hill. Michelle was still there, so was melina. That was it for wwe. After that michelle left, melina followed & look at where we were last year. Its getting better, but thats not the point. Mickie was the girl they believed in. Sadly, they dont believe in their girls today, which they should because most have potential. But I think you guys get it :)

  • GlamSlamFan

    My oh my how time flies!
    I still remember when I found out she was released, I didn’t think it was possible that they would do that.
    That day is still so fresh in my mind, not just that, but the whole Beth vs LayCool feud that led to the AWESOME Extreme Rules match!
    I can’t believe this has all been 2 years ago.

  • WWFoverWWE

    Mickie makes over 6-figures in TNA and has a lighter schedule compared to WWE. She’s living the life :D

    • Nostalgia

      Where’d you get these numbers? Lmao

      • WWFoverWWE

        Their were reports that said Mickie makes 6 figures and is one of the highest paid knockouts. It’s because Dixie Carter personally signed her.

      • perceval

        The six figures is accurate. She wasn’t going to sign with them for less.

    • MickieFan226

      Not exactly, lol. Between TV tapings, house shows, independent bookings & going to Nashville to for her music, Mickie has said her schedule is just as crazy as it was when she was in WWE.

      She doesn’t mind the traveling I guess because after traveling 250+ days with WWE for 5 years, you’d think she would want to slow down, lol.

  • http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=-3&id=100000716103622#/Only.the.best.get.through?ref=profi Oliver James #BellaArmy!

    I love Layla’s reaction to winning this match & Vickies LOL! Plus who can ever forget the boob grab at the end!!! =D

    Layla retired Mickie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/jeremysalvatico jeremycanrana

    I really loved the fact that she was teaming with Beth … I really don’t understand how they can end their divas’ wwe careers as if it has no meaning … Ok this is a business but it lacks of respect so much

  • natalyagailfan2011

    I really miss seeing Mickie James in the WWE. It always bugged me that Mickie didn’t get a proper farewell when she was released so abruptly. At least she seems happier in TNA. Watching this match again has brought back so many great memories of the divas division during 2008-2010.