Mickie James Reveals She Was Originally Going To Retire Back In 2016

Wrestling legend and top IMPACT Star Mickie James recently appeared on the Wrestling with Rip Rogers’ YouTube channel to talk about a variety of topics such as how she was originally going to retire back in 2016 when she had her son, but then she was contacted by the WWE for an NXT TakeOver Match against Asuka.

Mickie James said:

“I had the opportunity to go away when I had Donovan [her son] and then obviously, right before I was gonna go back to WWE in 2016 before that Asuka match, I was really going to retire then and I was like, not that I can’t wrestle and I can’t go anymore but I don’t wanna retire on the indies in Hoboken in front of 200 people. I just don’t.”

Mickie James also talked about being grateful for the second run she got in the WWE and how this will be her final run in pro wrestling with IMPACT before she retires and rides off into the sunset.

Mickie James said:

“So I just would rather quietly go in the sunset and stop taking bookings and I’d had Donovan and maybe just try to think about [the] next chapter and then NXT happened and then I ended up re-signing and having a whole second run and it was pretty awesome, you know? And it was amazing and I’m grateful for it now and IMPACT but I do think I have so much going on right now in wrestling and out of wrestling that I just want more time to focus on it and yeah, I think one last run and it’s time to, you know, just do things, real-life things.”

You can check out Mickie James' comments in the video below. H/T to PostWrestling for transcribing the above quotes.