Possible reason why Mickie James was released by WWE. The former Women’s Champion was among nine other wrestlers who were recently let go.
Veteran performer Mickie James was recently released by the WWE. The 41-year old has had a legendary career with the promotion and when all is said and done she will more than certainly be inducted in the Hall of Fame. Off late however, she wasn’t used a lot by the WWE and found herself among those who lost their jobs on April 15th.
According to Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, James had tried to be a part of the announce team. However, that didn’t work very well for her. In the same interview, Meltzer suggested that she was possibly released due to her age.
Possible reason why Mickie James was released by WWE
“Wrestling is a cosmetic business, perhaps less now than in the past in some cases and especially for women, but it still partially is. Her not being used and her age made her a prime target to be cut. She did get tryouts to be a television announcer but that didn’t go anywhere.”
“She has the advantage of being in great shape and looking young, although having so many years of television, when it comes to outside WWE, she’d have had chances elsewhere under any circumstance.”
Mickie James is a 5-time WWE Women’s Champion. She has also won the Divas Championship once. James left the WWE back in 2010 and went to perform with TNA where she won the Knockout’s Championship 3-times. She returned to the WWE back in 2016.
Injuries kept her away from TV. However, even after being cleared to compete , WWE chose not to use her frequently. Her last prominent appearance in the ring was during the Women’s Royal Rumble earlier this year.
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