WWE Superstar Mickie James recently spoke with the folks from Fredericksburg.com to discuss her ties to the state of Virginia and more. Featured below are some of the highlights from the interview.
On going from being a truck stop waitress to a WWE veteran with a large online following: "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 appreciating those who came before her and hoping she has the same affect on those coming up now: "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."
Check out the complete Mickie James interview at Fredericksburg.com.