TNA Knockouts Champion Mickie James looks back on how she got started in pro wrestling


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TNA Knockouts Champion Mickie James looks back on how she got started in pro wrestling
Jun 13, 2013 - 06:30 PM


TNA Knockouts Champion Mickie James recalled how she got into the pro wrestling business during an interview with the Charleston Gazette. "I grew up an avid wrestling fan," James said. "I watched it with my Dad. It was our thing. I got out of high school and had little to no direction. I wanted to go to college, but I needed an academic scholarship. I was going to sign up for the Army Reserve, and I chickened out.

"So, here I am working at a bar, and I have no idea what I'm going to do with my life. The bar has wrestling on every Monday and Thursday night. It was the 'Attitude' era, with Stone Cold Steve Austin and The Rock, and you couldn't pull me away from the TV.
"A co-worker said, 'One of my buddies has a wrestling school. You should check it out. I think you'd be great at it.' The school was probably two hours from my house. I drove up every Tuesday and Thursday for practice. I trained and went to events six hours away that only paid $25 and a handshake. I'd pull any veterans I found aside and ask them to watch my match and tell me what they thought.
"I got better and built myself up on the indie circuit, signed with TNA, did the first TNA Wrestling pay-per-view and got picked up by the WWE. I came back to TNA in 2010." Read the full interview at WVGazette.com/Entertainment/201306120289.

Powell's POV: James also spoke about the leeway male wrestlers seem to have compared to female wrestlers when it comes to their looks, her music career, and whether music or pro wrestling is harder. She did the interview to promote Friday's TNA live event at Appalachian Power Park. If you attend a TNA Live Event, you are encouraged to send a report to dotnetjason@gmail.com.

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