Mickie James Reacts To Trish Stratus & Lita Wrestling At WrestleMania 39
Mickie James has shared her thoughts on two of her biggest rivals – Trish Stratus & Lita – competing at WrestleMania 39.
During the 2000s decade, three of the top women in WWE were Trish Stratus, Lita and Mickie James. Trish and Lita started in WWE around the same time in early 2000 while Mickie made her debut on the main roster as a Trish superfan in late 2005.
Since Trish and Lita were top stars by the time Mickie got there, both of the WWE Hall of Famers did their part to elevate James in 2006. Mickie beat Trish in a very memorable match at WrestleMania 22 that was the culmination of a seven-month storyline. It was Mickie’s first time winning the Women’s Championship in WWE.
Trish retired as a WWE full-timer later that year at Unforgiven 2006. Two months later at Survivor Series 2006, Lita retired as well and she lost the Women’s Championship to James as well.
It is 17 years after 2006 with Mickie James as the current Knockouts Champion in Impact Wrestling (she has 11 titles in her career between WWE & Impact). Meanwhile, Trish and Lita are back for another run in WWE as they team with Becky Lynch against Damage CTRL’s Bayley, IYO SKY & Dakota Kai at WrestleMania 39 on April 1st or April 2nd. Lita is also a Women’s Tag Team Champion with Lynch as well.
In an interview with Denise Salcedo on YouTube, Mickie James talked about how exciting of a time it is for women’s wrestling.
“How amazing, how exciting of a time is it in 2023 when we are looking at Lita as a Tag Team Champion with Becky? Now looking at Team Bestie [Trish Stratus and Lita] going to be at WrestleMania, two women who I’ve shared a lot of history with, and who I admire, look up to, find hella inspiring, and I just adore. You see that happening there.”
“You see, in Impact, I’m the Champion in 2023, and our tag team division is shining so bright, and the women in that locker room. Then you see over at AEW, Saraya comes back from a career-ending injury. Someone who they said, ‘Oh, she’s never going to wrestle again.'”
“What a freakin magical time in professional wrestling and not just in women’s professional wrestling, just in professional wrestling across the board. For a long time, it used to be like, ‘Oh, well, they’re retired,’ or ‘they’re this,’ and it would all be about this whole new — and it was never that way about the men as much as it was for the women.”
Mickie James was also part of the Evolution 2018 women’s only pay-per-view as she teamed up with Alicia Fox against Trish & Lita. That match was a win for Trish & Lita.
As she continued, Mickie James spoke about how she’s going to be at WrestleMania 39 since she’ll be in town for her DressleMania charity event and other festivities. That led to Mickie having a bit of a request for what night Trish and Lita are in action.
“I’m going to be there for WrestleCon. I’m going to be out there in LA. I’m really hoping — because we’re doing DressleMania this year and one of the things that we’re auctioning off is — I’ve already texted both of them, ‘I really hope you guys are wrestling on night two,’ because I’m actually going to be in a suite that we’re auctioning off for one of the winners for DressleMania and there watching.”
“It is my first time ever watching WrestleMania as a spectator. I’ve never been. I could never go when we were kids. We didn’t have the money. Never went as a child, have only been as a talent. For my first time ever, in the history of the world, in the history of Mickie James, I’m going to be going to WrestleMania as a spectator.”
“I’m just praying that my friends are wrestling night two, so I can watch it there live, in-person, because I really would love to see it live in person.”
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