Pro-wrestling legend Mickie James recently joined Sportsmanor for a tell-all interview, where the former IMPACT Knockouts champion discussed the upcoming video game that her and her husband, NWA superstar Nick Aldis, are working on, as well as her thoughts on the Divas era of WWE. Highlights from the interview can be found below.
Says her and Nick Aldis are working on an indie wrestling video game:
As far as Impact having its own game, I don’t know about that, but there are certainly some more independent games coming out. In fact, there’s this one game, it’s not out yet, and I don’t know if I’m supposed to talk about it, but Nick and I just signed a new deal for a wrestling video game. And Nick is also doing the motion capture for the game himself; they’ve sent us the whole set-up and it’s in our basement. I think now, because technology has moved so quickly, that there are a lot of different options for wrestlers to be in different types of games. Because I’ve had several video game offers, since leaving WWE like a year ago. I’ve had a couple different video game offers, but we did just sign, I’m trying to think, I don’t know if I’m supposed to say, but yes.
Her thoughts on the Divas era of WWE:
It was a whole new mindset, a whole new era, and something I wasn’t necessarily in love with immediately. They weren’t hiring a lot of wrestlers because they had a different vision for the women’s division at the time. Almost to the point where I was like, ‘Maybe I went about this the wrong way.’ I’m waiting to go up to television and I’m teaching some of these girls how to grab a headlock, and that did make me question what I was doing here in the first place. But then I recognized the fact that we started to get a very strong, young, female audience that we never really had before. I was one of those little girls that was a wrestling fan, and I think that was kind of what that Diva Era was, to try to connect with a younger, female audience, and it worked. It absolutely worked. And some of those girls are my closest friends today, so I wouldn’t change a moment of what transpired during that era.