Mickie James is reportedly the latest WWE Superstar to suffer an injury that will keep her out of the ring. According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, the Smackdown Live performer injured her knee on Saturday night but was “listed to wrestle [on Sunday] in College Station, TX. She was replaced in the match by Zelina Vega and her injury was listed in the company’s new injury report.”
There’s no word yet on how severe this injury might be. The closest James has come to talking about it at the time of publication is an Instagram story that showed her going to get an MRI with the caption, “Well… let’s see how this goes…” accompanied by negative emojis.
James is a former six-time women’s champion in WWE and three-time TNA Knockouts Champion. The 39-year-old has played a supporting role in the Raw women’s division recently as a sidekick for Alexa Bliss. Her last on-screen WWE match was in the WrestleMania Women’s Battle Royal on the WrestleMania 35 pre-show, and she has yet to wrestle on Smackdown Live after being traded to the blue brand in the Superstar Shake-Up.
Whether in a featured or supporting role, James is always a welcome presence in wrestling, so hopefully she’s healed up and back on TV soon. While she’s out, at least she’s still entertaining by sending some of that Trish Stratus feud energy Matthew McConaughey’s way after he showed up at this week’s Raw.