• Mickie James Recalls Her Journey From Being A Truck Stop Waitress To Becoming A WWE Star
During a recent interview with Fredericksburg, Mickie James talked about going from being a truck stop waitress to being a WWE Superstar, launching her music career in 2010, women’s wrestling’s progress & more.
Below are the highlights:
On going from being a truck stop waitress to being a WWE Superstar:
“It’s incredible and it’s also very humbling. I try to remember who I am and what I come from, because I didn’t come from super means. I had to work and pray and try really hard to succeed and get everything that I wanted out of life. I’m still not satisfied.”
On launching her music career in 2010:
“It was: Do I want music or do I want wrestling? I wanted both. I’m good at wrestling and I love it with all my heart. I’ve devoted so much of my life and career to it that I wasn’t ready to let it go. I didn’t want to let music go, either, because I felt like it allowed me to express a different side of me that people don’t know. Music is so soulful and you’re a bit more vulnerable.”
On women’s wrestling’s progress:
“I wanted to be one of the best in the business, whether it was male or female. I recognized it was looked upon differently, but at the same time I wanted that line to be blurred. To see how far female wrestling has come is just inspiring and incredible. I’m just grateful to be a part of it and throw a little Virginia sass on it.”
• Booker T Comments On The Possibility Of Big Cass Being Released From WWE Because Of His Political Thoughts
During a recent edition of Heated Conversations podcast, WWE Hall of Famer Booker T commented on the possibility of Big Cass being released from WWE because of his political thoughts (Big Cass revealed in the past that he’s a Donald Trump supporter and that reportedly rubbed some people in WWE the wrong way).
Below is what Booker T said:
“I think the story is bigger than Big Cass. Just say for instance, back in the day, you didn’t tell anyone who you voted for. It was a secret. You don’t bring stuff like that together. Because we want to be friends, so that’s something that you got to deal with inside yourself. When gay people come out, I be like ‘man you didn’t have to tell me that’. I’m still gonna give you a hug. It’s not my business.
I liked Cass. I never knew anything about his beliefs as far as the Trump thing. It could be a bunch of things. But when it gets to that point, it ain’t something that everybody else is doing, it’s something you’re doing. It really is.
I’ve been around for many many years in the business, and I knew as long as I went out and performed, and thought about that. I was always going out there and thinking about performing, and that only. And I just think these young guys, it’s easy to get caught up. When you lose focus, when you lose your train of thought for one second, when you take those blinders off, anything can happen.”