– Mickie James joined Inside The Ropes this past Thursday to talk wrestling and music. Here are highlights:
Her status with TNA:
“I mean I really don’t know. I’m not at liberty to say. I’m sure people can figure it out.”
TNA Impact going on the road and the differences between the road and Orlando:
“Obviously there’s a huge difference. When we were in Orlando, you had vacationers but typically we had the same audience, the same hardcore audience that would come to every taping. I mean that was a cool factor but now being on the road, it’s different, the fans feel like they’re part of the show because it’s in their hometown, they’re gonna get a chance to get seen on TV ya know. I think it’s a great difference. You can see the energy of the show has changed, watching on TV and live, it transforms you as a performer. You feed off it I think.”
Thoughts on AJ Lee’s character and comparisons to her WWE character in 2005:
“You know I’ve heard that and I’ve seen that. I feel like they’ve done it a bit different which is good because obviously you don’t want to do it the same. I did get a chance to see her segments with Stephanie backstage and things people have Tweeted me whether it’s mashups or different things. It’s a cool thing. Obviously we did something right the first time or you wouldn’t want to do it again with a different angle.”
To hear the full chat where Mickie also discusses getting into country music, playing heel and face, reflecting on the Trish Stratus feud, working with Lita during her last WWE run and more head to http://www.facebook.com/theinsidenetwork.