WWE Star Dubbed “The Next Mickie James”

Mickie James WWE Womens Champion

A current WWE star has been compared to Mickie James by a legendary wrestling figure who has seen a lot of talent in his career.

When it comes to winning championships in WWE, there aren’t that many women ahead of Mickie James. The future WWE Hall of Famer was a big part of the main WWE roster from late 2005 until her 2010 release.

Mickie James won six Women’s Championships in WWE during that first run and then she came back for another five-year run from 2016 to 2021.

During her time away from WWE, James also became one of the best Knockouts in TNA history as a five-time Knockouts Champion while working for them.

For most of her career, James was known as a babyface who is easy to like, but perhaps her best run was when she was a heel against Trish Stratus leading to Mickie’s first Women’s Title win at WrestleMania 22 in 2006.

Which WWE NXT Wrestler Is Similar To Mickie James?

Tommy Dreamer has been a pro wrestler for 30 years who also worked in the WWE office when James worked there and he currently works for TNA. While speaking on his Busted Open Radio Show, Dreamer said he sees a lot of similarities between rising young WWE NXT Women’s Champion Roxanne Perez and James.

“[When Perez wrestled in TNA in early 2022], I just saw this amazing performer who was so young and so already TV ready. Then all of a sudden, she shows up in NXT [a few months later]. I couldn’t be happier for her.”

“And I compared her to she’s the next Mickie James. She has that personality, and this heel run that I see her having, I never saw that. Which is like when Bully [Ray] says like sometimes do the unexpected, and it works.”

In NXT, Perez started out as a babyface for a couple of years, but she has since become a heel on her way to winning the NXT Women’s Title for the second time.

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