Mickie James made her return to IMPACT Wrestling this week on part one of the 1,000th episode of IMPACT. She will be in action next week as she has joined the team of Jordynne Grace, Gail Kim, Awesome Kong, and the Knockouts World Champion Trinity. They will be facing the returning Tasha Steelz, Gisele Shaw, Savannah Evans, Deonna Purrazzo, and Angelina Love. That huge 10-Knockout Tag Team match takes place on Sept. 21.
During the absence of James, since April, Trinity has show up and IMPACT and captured the gold that James never lost. James had to relinquish the title back in April due to injury.
While speaking with WrestlingNewsCo., James had the following to say about Trinity.
“We’ve never had a singles match. A lot of times, we were on two different shows, so we would only see each other on pay-per-views. I want this one-on-one match. I’ve been feeling good for a while, but I’ve also sat back, and I’ve truly been enjoying her run as champion. I’ve truly, as a sister and as a friend, have been loving all of these moments and seeing her get this opportunity and doing exactly what I knew she would do, and that’s shine. It’s beautiful to see. It was one of my apprehensions of coming back anyway; I really want her to have all of these opportunities.
Now, I look at her, and she’s run through a lot of that locker room. She’s run through pretty much the entirety of the locker room since she’s been in here, in this short time, and really dominated. Obviously, there are other women that are back and coming back. I’m sure they want an opportunity at the championship too, but I must remind her and the company that I never lost the championship. I never did. I was forced to relinquish it, and I understood that, and I did that. Now that I’ve sat back and feel maybe she’s running out of competition, maybe it’s time for a match that both of us want, the people want, and that we’ve never seen before. If I’m going to test myself and go after it again, anyone aas a wrestler walking into a wrestling television company, if you’re not vying to be champion, then what are you doing? I like being a champion. It feels good, and I enjoy it. I love seeing my friends shine, but I sat back and watched her glow this whole time, and I was getting a little antsy. I also think, Trin and I as tag team champions, we could rule the world.” (Fightful)
James added on them possibly facing off at Bound for Glory –
“Sounds like a headliner. Sounds like money.”
Would you want to see Trinity vs. Mickie at Bound for Glory?