Mickie James and Jordynne Grace clashed during IMPACT Hard To Kill on January 13, 2023 in a Title vs Career: if Mickie James won, she would become the new Knockouts Champion, if she lost instead, her path in the ring would end in that moment.
Luckily we can breathe a sigh of relief because Hardcore Country managed to actually defeat the champion saving her career and becoming Knockouts Champion again.
Mickie James' new goals
With the belt on her waist, Mickie James told Busted Open Radio that she would like to wrestle in more promotions: “I would be honored to do so.
I've said it before, if I win this title, I'm going to make this reign the greatest ever and I want to be the greatest Knokouts champion of all time. IMPACT has been so kind to me and it's no secret that I like to do great business.
They always try to do what's best for the company and really have an open mind when it comes to a lot of things and are progressive about a lot of things. There's talk about that match with Sasha [Mercedes Moné], which is a match we've never had in WWE.
We've never had a singles match and that's something we've always wanted. With her in STARDOM and New Japan, the opportunity to have that match would be incredible. Going up against someone in AEW is also an opportunity I've never had.
Britt Baker or Jamie Hayter, she's the champion, I love her. She is amazing. Someone like Jade Cargill, who is out of the ordinary, is an attraction, it would be two parallel universes, two different worlds colliding. That would be a good thing.
I was lucky enough to be back in WWE for the Rumble last time, but there's a lot of women, Charlotte (Flair), Bayley, Becky (Lynch), people I've never had the chance to be in that ring with. and show what I could really do.
That match with Asuka is probably my best match when I was back in WWE last time, and I had some amazing moments and got to go to WrestleMania with Alexa (Bliss), but I didn't get the opportunity to present Hardcore Country up until the Rumble, but it also reminds people who Mickie James is in the ring.
I want to give this title a spectacular reign because I don't know how much longer I can do it." SmackDown Women's Champion Charlotte Flair named Mickie James and other WWE legends as her dream opponents. "So I think there's a whole new roster on SmackDown that I've never faced," Charlotte Flair began.
"So obviously, I'm not calling them mountains, but I think they're great opportunities to have rivalries with, but in terms of people that maybe no one would have ever thought about, I always say Mickie James is someone I've always wanted to face."