Mickie James Addresses Tara and Madison Rayne’s TNA Departures

Knockouts Champion Mickie James has a fair bit of history with recently-departed TNA Knockouts Madison Rayne and Tara, and so it was only fitting that she took a moment to pay homage to them during a Q&A session at her album launch party for Somebody’s Gonna Pay in London, England last night.

Diva Dirt was in the house at the event and caught James’ comments on the recent losses to the Knockouts division.

She said: “It’s sad to see so many of the girls that I love with so much talent, you know, Madison and Tara [leave TNA].

“Of course, everybody knows that Madison’s having a baby, she’s made that publicly clear. But you know, I feel like both of them are way too talented to not be doing something somewhere. I know that Tara recently tweeted a picture that she was getting ready for something; she’s as hard a worker as anybody else and she’s one of the most talented people I’ve ever had the chance to work with.”

The Knockouts Champ was in town to celebrate the launch of her second album and rubbed shoulders with fans at the exclusive event at Grace Bar in London’s Piccadilly Circus.

Stay tuned for more coverage of Mickie’s album launch party.

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  • joegibson1

    I’m praying Tara’s on her way back to WWE, the possibility of a Victoria vs AJ match would just be amazing. Psycho vs Psycho, widows peak vs black widow and it would instantly bring more spotlight to the division.

  • Kaledrina.

    i loved it when she said she’s gonna make sushi out of gail kim’s face lol. mickie’s without a doubt one of a small handful of wrestlers who always seem to be in a good mood/goes the extra mile when it comes to the fans. was a surprisingly fun night. :)

  • HeelEveRulez

    She is filming a soap opera(Tara) no way shes coming back
    Youre welcome

    • xX-Zoey-Sky-Xx

      Sorry love, why are we thanking you? For your pointless comment?

  • xX-Zoey-Sky-Xx

    It’s either to do with her role in the soap opera she got or she’s finally going down the MMA route?

  • Nostalgia

    Why would she train for a soap opera? And she’s a little too old to JUST be starting MMA

    • xX-Zoey-Sky-Xx

      Well from where I see it, she’s still in great physical shape and has aged very well. Why should that stop her from starting now? I mean if MMA star John Williams (yes I know that he’s nothing to with any of the women here but making a point) at the age of 70 can get in the cage and fight, why should Lisa be any different? Why can’t she JUST start training now for MMA. Lisa has always said it was something she wanted to pursue, maybe now she’s no longer bound to a company, she’s free to pursue it.

      • Nostalgia

        70??? Are you serious. Wow lol.

    • Kaledrina.

      i honestly think it’s too soon for tara to have any concrete plans yet. she’s probably just playing everyone lol. i mean, she’s been working out every day or w/e for like, the last, what, 20 yrs of her life? she’s hardly gonna stop all of a sudden just ‘cos she’s unemployed, right?

  • Sarah Connor

    can’t see her returning to wwe anytime soon but in the next 10 years possibly.