Mickie James appeared on Inside the Ropes last week to clear up her status with TNA, Impact going on the road, comparisons with AJ Lee, and so much more. You can hear the entire show by clicking here. Here are a few excerpts:
Her current contractual 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.”
TNA Impact getting out of the Impact Zone and going on the road:
“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.”
Comparisons drawn by fans between her WWE character and the one AJ Lee portrays now:
“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.”
One again, you can hear the full interview by clicking here.