Mickie James Talks Nia Jax Bullying Angle, Remembering Piggy James & Originally Being Brought In For A One-Off
WWE Superstar, Mickie James recently spoke with Between The Ropes to promote WrestleMania 34, where she discussed the current bullying angle with Nia Jax. Below are some highlights with a h/t to Rajah.com for the transcription.
The Nia Jax bullying angle:
“I have been on both sides of this storyline. Because it’s such a real thing that you’re dealing with, not just in our world, but in the real world. Bullying, it’s such a thing right now in schools and online, so to be able to attack that and come at it in a sorta real way – and the entertainment side of it as well – it’s tapping into people’s real emotions because they can connect to it.
Being on the other side with Piggy James:
“I felt that was very difficult for me. It was one of those things– it was Layla and Michelle [McCool] and we all worked together to make it so incredible. To be on that side of it then, and to be on this side of it now, it’s definitely interesting. You have to put your emotions away sometimes because we’re professionals and we’re actor/actresses and we do what we love and are good at. Sometimes you have to take your ‘personal’ out of it and leave [the business side in].”
Originally being brought back for a one-off:
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“I was just so honored to be asked to come back and do that and I really thought it was going to be a one-off thing. I’ve learned to not have expectations. If you don’t expect things from anyone, you can’t get let down. I didn’t really have any expectations, I was hopeful this would parlay into something else, but I didn’t want to get my hopes up, so all I could do was go out there and give the best performance that I could in that moment. Hopefully, if it was good enough then they might see something special out of it and obviousl,y they did.”
Between The Ropes