Mickie James certainly hasn’t pulled any punches when talking about her former employer, WWE.
Since leaving the company James has spoken out about their short-sighted booking and how she pitched to have an all-female branded show and was told it will never happen.
James was a guest on The Wrestling Inc. Daily and the conversation turned to WWE’s first and only all-women’s pay-per-view Evolution.
James was a part of the historic event and faced her greatest rival Trish Stratus and Lita in tag team action.
Here’s what James had to say about Evolution;
“I thought we had made such a monumental stride by announcing Evolution. We all thought it was the start of something really, really cool.”
James continued that, “everyone hoped for a yearly event,” but “got back the argument it was the lowest-rated pay-per-view of all-time.”
James then provided a theory as to why WWE had that assumption;
“It was only really promoted for a month. The matches weren’t even announced but a week or two before. There was zero promotion or marketing.”
“It was almost set up to fail. If there was as much energy and focus put into it as perhaps some of the other events, and made and highlighted how monumental this actually is, perhaps that wouldn’t be true. I think we all collectively wanted it, not just in the locker room but also the fans and even the women on the independents.”
James is now out to prove WWE wrong in their asinine assumptions by making two historic announcements for NWA. The being NWA’s first-ever all-women’s pay-per-view EmPowerrr and more recently the inaugural NWA Women’s Invitational.
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