Mickie James spoke with Scott Fishman of The Miami Herald. Here are some highlights.
On her new album entitled Somebody’s Gonna Pay: So much has changed not only in my life, but in my career as well since the release of the first album. I wanted the album itself to represent and relate to that…I was getting such great songs, so I wanted to make sure the songs that I did write for the album measured up to these songs. I learned a lot from that first album, and I’m still learning.”
“I feel like this one is a little bit more rough around the edge. The first album I had written some of the songs on there, but I didn’t know who I was as much as a performer off stage and stylistically who I was. So I went more for the traditional style of country and what was playing on the radio. This time, with the people who were beside me and the changes in my life, I’m a little more fearless as far as breaking down boundaries and walls and not caring about what everyone as a whole thinks.”
On fan perception of the album: “I do hope that they do love it, but it was more about putting out music that I love, that I want to hear and hopefully that my fans want to hear. I’m trying to be a little more true to myself because I am a little rough around the edges. My story is different than a lot of people, so for me to stay in some type of mold that a female country artist is supposed to be is ridiculous because that is not who I am. With the right people behind me and guiding me and telling me it’s OK to be who I am. That’s what makes it different and me unique.”
“If nothing came of it, then that was fine. Music was always something I wanted to do. I was always passionate about it. I just didn’t know the first thing to begin on that road. So I took the songs to Nashville thinking that even if the album ended up on my mom’s coffee table and nothing comes of it, at least I did it. At least I can say I did it because it was the one thing in my life that I wanted to do but never have done. All these doors started to open.”
On comparing WWE and TNA: “I hate to compare the two companies, but I will say my schedule has been much lighter with TNA, giving me more time to work on that album. [TNA President] Dixie [Carter] has been super supportive. When I first got signed to TNA that was one of the things she wanted to embrace was music. Not a lot of people know this, but Dixie represented Tanya Tucker for 20 or so years I think. I don’t know the timeline, but she was working with her forever. So she comes from the country music world and knows how it works. She was able to lend a ton of advice and help me out as far as that aspect goes. TNA let me do my own music video and helped write my entrance music, which we added to the album as a bonus track for fun for all the wrestling fans.”
On her aspirations now that her album is completed: “I still have more stuff I want to do. I’ve accomplished a lot, but I haven’t accomplished everything. I would like to hold the knockouts championship for a respectable amount of time. That would be nice. I would like to perhaps win the knockouts tag team titles or in that avenue, but I don’t know what we are doing with those titles. I would love to go to Japan and wrestle there. I have a million and one things I really want to do.”
Rosemary Discusses IMPACT Hard To Kill & Her Relationship With Taya Valkyrie
Ahead of the upcoming IMPACT Hard To Kill event, Rosemary has discussed her relationship with Taya Valkyrie.
Rosemary recently spoke with Women’s Wrestling Talk where she spoke about her relationship with Taya and how they can rely upon each other.
“Well, yes, we’ve reiterated multiple times the fact that who possibly could know you better than someone you’ve been to battle with you you are at your most raw, your most exposed and your most honest on the battlefield. Therefore, step one you have had extensive, extensive issues with is going to know you on a much deeper level. The Valkyrie and the Demon have gone to war so many times. And we and we know each other so well, that when we decided, we say decided, when we were commanded by the shadow to form an alliance with her, it was not difficult to do so because we already knew her so well. And the fact that we became so dominant as a tag team, leading up into the announcement of the tag team titles, by being returned to Impact, we really knew that we had something there because we could rely on her to be where we needed her to be and vice versa,” Rosemary said.
While Valkyrie will be pushing for the IMPACT Knockouts Championship against Deonna Purrazzo at the event, Rosemary will be teaming with Crazzy Steve to face Tenille Dashwood and Kaleb. Rosemary spoke about the event and the matches they each have, discussing Steve’s return.
“In the most immediate future, the most ideal the most ideal path the most ideal reality to manifest would be if the Valkyrie was to win the Knockouts championship this Saturday and then down the road we were to capture the tag titles and bring all the belts into the fold bring the power brings the control into Ragnarok and then Hmm, well what happens to people who have power people gravitate towards them people are drawn to power so we were together all the power to ourselves, and then build upon this alliance bring more into the fold. Be able to go out and capture the rest of the titles and Impact Wrestling. We already have seen the return of our dear brother crazy Steve into Impact Wrestling. While we have not had too many interactions with him as of yet just know that we are talking and when the time is right when the shadow was ready for our brother crazy still too Crazzy Steve to realign with the demon assassin. That would be as you said, trouble for anyone involved.” (H/T to Fightful.com for the transcriptions)
STF Underground Ep. 89 – Hard To Kill Predictions, AEW 2020 Awards Picks, The Difference Between Goldberg & Sting’s Returns
Welcome to another episode of STF Underground! In this episode, we discuss:
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- The AEW Awards 2020
- The Inner Circle’s Fall From Grace
- Impact Wrestling Hard To Kill Predictions
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IMPACT Announces New Match For Countdown To Hard To Kill Pre-Show, Final Card
IMPACT Wrestling has announced Josh Alexander vs. Brian Myers for this Saturday’s live Countdown To Hard To Kill pre-show on AXS TV. The show airs at 7:00 PM ET as a direct lead-in to the pay-per-view.
Alexander recent set out on a singles journey after his longtime tag team partner “All Ego” Ethan Page… went nuts and starting fighting his own alter ego, the Karate Man. That or his contract with IMPACT expired at the end of last year – whatever the official party line is at this point.
IMPACT Wrestling Hard To Kill airs this Saturday, January 16 live on pay-per-view and FITE TV. The main card begins at 8:00 PM ET.
IMPACT Wrestling: Hard To Kill
January 16, 2021
6-Man Tag Team Match
Kenny Omega & The Good Brothers vs. Rich Swann & The Motor City Machine Guns
Knockouts Title Match
Deonna Purrazzo (c) vs. Taya Valkyrie
X-Division Title Match
Manik (c) vs. Chris Bey vs. Rohit Raju
Knockouts Tag Team Tournament Finals
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Old School Rules 6-Man Tag Team Match
Eric Young & Deaner & Joe Doering vs. Cousin Jake & Rhino & Tommy Dreamer
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Rosemary & Crazzy Steve vs. Tenille Dashwood & Kaleb
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