WWE leaders Vince McMahon and Nick Khan directly apologised to IMPACT Knockouts Champion Mickie James for the drama around her release, according to James. James made a brief appearance in the Women’s Royal Rumble Match a few weeks ago. This occurred nine months after her possessions were delivered home in a garbage bag by WWE.
Mickie James expresses the reality surrounding her controversy
Mickie denied fan charges that she was resentful and unpleasant, claiming that there is a distinction between negativity and honesty. In an interview with Sportskeeda, she revealed what was the immediate reaction from the WWE leaders when the incident took place. Here’s what she had to say about the incident’s fallout:
“I don’t feel like I was ever vindictive or (negative), because I spoke to Vince on the phone personally the day that it happened. He called me and we had a conversation. I go back and replay that day in my head so many times,” said Mickie James. “I had missed calls from Johnny Ace, from (Triple H), Stephanie. they had all sent me text messages and I was also in the middle of a photo shoot when the thing went viral.”
James continued, “Even Nick Khan came up to me at the show and apologized. 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 an early transitional phase. But even he apologized to me and said this should have never happened, and I agree. It should have never happened, it shouldn’t have happened ten years ago, and now it will never happen again.”
Nick Khan apologised to her backstage during the Royal Rumble, according to the six-time WWE Women’s Champion. Stephanie McMahon, too, took it to Twitter to immediately express her apologies on the behalf of the company. Fans, however, were highly disappointed by this gesture from WWE executes in spite of the public apologies the big-shots made.
Mickie James is now scheduled to defend her IMPACT Knockouts Championship against Tasha Steelz at No Surrender.