Mickie James set the wrestling world buzzing when she made a surprise appearance on NWA Powerrr. Along with NWA’s owner, Billy Corgan, they announced the promotion will host NWA Empowerrr – the promotion’s first-ever all-women’s pay-per-view on August 28.
After the show aired, James joined the NWA Powerrr Post-Show to discuss the event and how it all came about.
Here’s what James had to say about the exciting venture;
“It’s a pretty amazing thing. Billy and I have always been friends, we go back a long time, and I wanted to find something that felt right for me. I’ve talked and thought about wrestling here or there and doing all these things. I did that the last time, I made the rounds and it’s awesome, and I might still do some of that stuff, but I wanted to do something that I could really sink my heart and teeth in. This is ours and mine. I’m still an independent contractor, but I’m building a brand and a company. It’s something cool and has been needed for a long time. I tried to do it and now I have an opportunity to do it and build my vision.”
“There will be tons of opportunities to build women’s wrestling the right way. In 80 years of wrestling on television, we’ve only seen it from a male perspective. We’ve only seen female storylines from a male perspective. That’s okay and how we got here, but in this day and age, there are an immense amount of uber-talented women who know how to make money in this business that can really help build the foundation and be that core that helps grow women’s wrestling as a whole.”
Mickie James will act as the Executive Producer for NWA’s first-ever all-women’s event. But her involvement has led to speculation whether she will be in action on the historic night. Unfortunately, James revealed that would not be happening but did not rule out appearing the following night at NWA’s 73rd Anniversary show.
“I don’t have intentions of wrestling on my show. I’m not in here to go into business for myself and wrestle all my favorite people on my own show. That doesn’t make sense. Plus, how can I run a show if I’m in the ring? Perhaps, there might be a chance to do something on the NWA show. You never know.”
The news of the special event has been applauded by fans and wrestlers alike. Maria Kanellis, who is behind much of Ring of Honor’s restructured women’s division took to Twitter to congratulate James on her new venture.
h/t to Fightful for the transcription.
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