When WWE missed out on booking Trish Stratus for NXT TakeOver: Toronto during Survivor Series weekend, they reached out to another female wrestling legend: the one and only Mickie James. (Arguably completing the long-con Single White Female-ing Mickie has been trying to perform on Trish since the beginning of her WWE career.) Mickie challenged NXT Women’s Champion Asuka at TakeOver and lost, but she loved the experience and said she would be “completely open” to a full time main roster return. Well, good news for everyone, then!
After TakeOver, Triple H said in an interview that whether James would be back was “up to her.” According to Pro Wrestling Sheet, James has indeed been offered a main roster contract by WWE, and true to Triple H’s word, it’s just waiting on her to accept it. The women’s rosters of Raw and Smackdown are in the single digits, so more wrestlers on television can always be appreciated, particularly a wrestler of Mickie’s caliber.
There’s no word on whether James would head to Raw or Smackdown if she accepted the offer, but there are plenty of arguments to be had for either. She could add star power and much needed depth to a seriously depleted Raw women’s division, or she could be a non-Natalya veteran to help guide the great Smackdown Women’s Six.
… Yeah, she’ll probably go to Raw. Between Natalya and Nikki, Smackdown is full up on wily veterans. We’ll bring you more news if this deal becomes official, but we’re just looking forward to Mickie James storylines where she (presumably) doesn’t get murdered by a train.