In the January issue of Richmond (Virginia) Magazine, there’s a lengthy feature article on Mickie James. It talks about her past, her history in wrestling, her music career and features quotes from TNA President Dixie Carter. Below we’ve posted a sample of some of the article and we’ve also included a link to the article on richmondmagazine.com.
The Ballad of Mickie James
Wrestling champ, country singer, sex symbol — Richmond’s Mickie James has literally fought her way to fame
BY RICHARD FOSTER
Everybody has to contend with office politics, but not just anyone can trash-talk their fellow employees during their first day on the job, announcing that they’ll soon be replacing them and punctuating the point with a kick to the stomach and an elbow to the face.
Welcome to five-time WWE Women’s Champion Mickie James’ new job.
After a tumultuous year in which James, who’s also a one-time WWE Divas Champion, suffered a serious illness, was fired by World Wrestling Entertainment and built up buzz for her fledgling side career as a country singer, she’s back on weekly television, performing for TNA (Total Nonstop Action) Wrestling. Happy to be doing what she loves again, she’s content to leave the drama to the scripted wrestling sagas her fans love.
“Wrestling, once it’s in your blood, it’s in your blood forever,” says James, 31, who grew up in Hanover County and graduated from Patrick Henry High School. She now lives just north of Mechanicsville in King William County’s Aylett area. “We’re athletes and performers, and we come from all realms of life. It takes a really special breed of person to do this. It’s one of those things that’s hard to walk away from.”
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We want to thank Richmond Magazine for the excellent work on the article.