Mickie James is a certified legend within the wrestling industry. She may have gotten her start in WWE and may arguable be more well known for her work with the global promotion, but she continues to grow her legacy with her work outside the company. She is currently in the middle of her fourth reign as Knockout’s Champion for Impact Wrestling and is showing no signs of slowing her momentum.
This past January, despite having released James last year in the massive “budget cuts” that saw many stars released, WWE brought Mickie James back for the annual Royal Rumble event to compete in the Rumble match for the women. She made history that night as the first champion from an outside company to compete in WWE. They even acknowledged her status as Knockout’s champion.
James notably took WWE to task via Twitter post-release when she revealed that her belongings had been mailed back to her in a trash bag. As a result, top WWE officials from Triple H to Vince McMahon personally called her to apologize for the incident. Also, as a result, then-Head of Talent Relations Mark Carrano was fired from his position as punishment.
Mickie James has recently spoken about the incident during an interview with Sportskeeda Wrestling and revealed that WWE President Nick Khan personally apologized to her at the Royal Rumble for the incident. She said in the interview:
“Nick Khan came up to me at the show [Royal Rumble] and apologized. I don’t even know that he was a part of, I think he was a part of the company, but I hadn’t met him or knew who he was at that time because it was early transitional days. Even he apologized to me at TV, ‘This should’ve never happened.’ I agree it should’ve never happened. It shouldn’t have happened ten years ago, and now it’ll never happen again.” (H/T WrestlingNews.com)