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Mickie James reveals the Superstars she wants to face in NXT

Rhea Ripley.
Rhea Ripley.
Modified 09 Oct 2020, 19:07 IST

Mickie James recently sat down for an interview with Michael Morales Torres from Lucha Libre Online for an engaging interview. James was asked whether she would be up for a possible NXT run, and the 5-Time WWE Women's Champion responded positively to the idea.

Mickie James stated that she would never say no to the opportunity of working in NXT as there are many Superstars that she would love to mix things up with on the Black-and-Gold brand.

James named Rhea Ripley, Mercedes Martinez, and Shotzi Blackheart as the opponents she would be love to face in NXT.

Mickie James is glad to see Mercedes Martinez get recognition in NXT

James spoke in length about Martinez, who she has known for many years. Mickie James noted that she is glad to see Martinez finally receive a fair share of the spotlight. Martinez is one of the most respected names on the indie circuit, and Mickie James noted that the 39-year-old Superstar richly deserves the opportunities that have come her way.

Mickie James also put over Shotzi Blackheart in a big way as the veteran Superstar counted Blackheart as one of her favorites.

While James would be all in for an NXT stint, she would only consider the option if the story is worth all the trouble. Mickie James explained that she could put on great matches, but emotions get money at the end of the day.

Here's what Mickie James had to say about possibly having an NXT run:


Michael: "Which is really interesting because there are so many possibilities, you have Bayley, Sasha Banks, Asuka, Nia Jax, Shayna Baszler, Dana Brooke, Billie Kay, Peyton Royce, and the possibilities are uncountable. There are a lot of them. But I wanted to speak to you specifically about how you made a return to the company, and it was 2016. You return, making your debut in NXT against Asuka in an amazing match, but at that point, specifically, NXT wasn't what it is today. It didn't have the platform. It didn't have USA Network currently. It isn't what it is today in everyone's eyes. Would you be interested in making a return to NXT? And if you have a specific name you want to face?"

Mickie: "I'm always open to things. I would never say no to go to NXT. There's definitely a lot of interesting people. I think that I would like to align with or work with Rhea Ripley. I think Mercedes Martinez. I'm so grateful that she's finally getting, you know, the recognition that she deserves. Because I've known Mercedes for a very very long time and I've always thought that she was so talented and she's always been one of the most respected women on the Indie scene. So that's really cool. I like really like Shotzi. I'm a big fan of Shotzi. I'm a big fan of hers. Yeah. I just, I don't know. I always say it's about the stories. I don't really like to look at it and go like, oh, I could have a really great match with that person because, to me, matches don't make money. Emotion makes money. I'm really into doing that to character the developments the stories all that stuff. That's what really excites me. And then the matches are just a bonus to go out. I have a killer match on top of it. It's just like the icing on the cake".


Mickie James recently also revealed that she broke her nose, which would keep her out of action for a few weeks. We at Sportskeeda wish the legendary Superstar a speedy recovery and hope to see her back in the ring sooner rather than later.

What are your thoughts about Mickie James going to NXT? Would you like to see it happen?

Published 09 Oct 2020, 19:07 IST
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