Mickie James Reveals Frustration With TNA, Talks Velvet Sky

In an interview with Running the Ropes to promote her upcoming album (Somebody's Gonna Pay in stores May 7th), Mickie James expressed frustration with her current role in TNA Wrestling.

Mickie on being frustrated: (h/t TNASylum)

"I know I’ve seemed a little bit frustrated as of late in some of my promos and stuff, but I honestly feel that for the past year I’ve probably been on less than 10 shows. I’ve barely done anything. It’s awesome to be able to come back and win the number one contendership and go for the title, but I’m sick and tired of feeling like I'm sitting at home and watching all these other people. I did get injured and I was sick, but I was already off TV when I got hurt.

"It’s so frustrating when you know that you’re one of the best in the world, and you’re sitting at home. I love going out there and making magic and telling a story, but I don’t love pretending that I’m okay sitting at home when I’m not. I’m just being real and being honest about it. It’s not me trying to be this awful person. I’m the one who has to look at myself in the mirror and if I’m not happy with what I’m doing or not doing, then I’m the one who has to face that. So that’s kind of where I’m at. I know people question that like ‘Oh are you turning heel?’ And I’m like ‘No, not really. I’m just being honest."

Mickie went on to talk about the forgotten state of the TNA Knockouts Tag Team Championship and her popularity compared to Velvet Sky.

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  • Can’t say I blame her being bitter, the knockouts have really fallen from TNA’s big upside to being totally forgotten about more recently. And considering this is part of the reason many of the girls were happy to jump ship from WWE to TNA, now there’s almost no difference.

    Fingers crossed that one or both of these promotions can make some changes.

  • Patrick

    I don’t blame here for being upset…she is one of the best women’s wrestler in the bussiness and she is rarely used in TNA………….she needs to leave TNA and go to Shimmer they care about women’s wrestling and she won’t be sitting at home. Aside from her recent match with Velvet Sky….I miss seeing her she is my favorite women’s wrestler.

  • She’s right about the underutilizing the division. Here she is, one of the greatest women wrestlers of all time, and she has to lose to velvet sky of all people. If mickie lost to someone like Gail Kim, that would’ve been more believable but velvet?? c’mon, we all know better. And while ODB is one awesome referee, I prefer to see her wrestle in matches! But no, we see Taryn getting matches instead now. It’s kinda lame. We know that all the women in TNA has great potential but give chances to the right ones at least.