Mickie James has been out of action due to injury and subsequent surgery to her ACL. This injury has her out until at least next year, but that hasn’t slowed her down in the least. She most recently was seen lending her voice on commentary on Main Event and this opportunity has brought her great joy.
James discussed her new role on MickieJames.com.
“I was surprised WWE offered me the opportunity but very excited to jump on board,” James said. “It’s good to be back on the road with the crew and to call matches of Superstars you don’t always get to see on the main broadcasts.”
Although she is out of action for the moment, she comments on this new role as a way to check out future talent she could take on upon her return.
“As odd as it sounds, because I’ve only been off the road for a couple months, I feel like I’m missing out on so much,” she said. “This gives me the opportunity to scout the Superstars who are going to be waiting to battle me when I’m healed up.”
She was side by side with RAW’s newest commentary team, Vic Joseph and Dio Maddin. She jokes with their move to RAW that this must make her the veteran of Main Event.
“I guess this makes me the veteran of Main Event huh?” James commented with a laugh. “I haven’t heard yet who I’m going to be working with next, but I’m sure it’ll be a fun environment.”
James would comment on her prior experiences in this role and her excitement on learning a different side to the business.
“I’ve done a few guest commentary spots, but this was so different. I’m thankful for my team (Vic and Dio) to help dip my toes on a whole different side of the spectrum. They’re so incredibly talented and I can’t wait to watch them on Raw. I’m super excited about this. I think it can aid in my growth as a superstar in the company. You never stop learning in this business. I’ve always wanted to know more and really delve into the other side of the business. This is giving me a chance to hopefully really shine in a whole different capacity.”
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