The following are highlights from a recent interview with former TNA Knockout Mickie James:
On her current 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.”
On the difference in TNA running Impact Wrestling on the road and in 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.”
On the comparisons between her character in WWE in 2005 and the present-day AJ Lee character: “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.”
Check out the complete interview online at Facebook.com/theinsidenetwork.