Vince Russo comments on Mickie James' WWE return

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Vince Russo comments on Mickie James' WWE return

During the episode of SmackDown that aired a week ago, it was announced that Mickie James will take part in the 2022 edition of the women's Royal Rumble match. Because WWE is well known for its strict regulation, the announcement of Mickie’s participation in the PPV came as a shock to many.

We remember in fact that James is under contract with IMPACT Wrestling, where she has even graduated champion. She has held the WWE Women's Championship five times in WWE before being released on April 15, 2021 due to budget cuts.

The effects of the global pandemic have forced Vince McMahon's company to release large numbers of talent and insiders over the past year and a half. Speaking in the latest edition of 'The Bro Show', former WWE and WCW writer Vince Russo commented on the imminent return of Mickie James.

Vince Russo on Mickie James

“Knowing Vince McMahon, I doubt his intention is to strike deals with other wrestling federations. I think the reason for Mickie James' return to WWE is quite different. I think he has something to do with how they treated her when he was released.

Do you remember the infamous garbage bag that his stuff was put in? It was really bad behavior and WWE wants Mickie to forgive him. I think this is the logic behind such a strange move” - explained Vince Russo. Vince suggested they could be big changes this year: "I'm out of balance: WWE will join the two belts in 2022.

There will be only one champion and the existing division between the two brands will be eliminated. This split no longer makes sense, in fact, it is causing a whole series of conflicts between the USA Network and FOX. WWE cannot afford to serve two masters, the situation has become unbearable.

What is wrong with the current product? Realism is totally missing. Wrestling must be anchored in reality, otherwise, it turns into a circus. WWE desperately needs to go back to basics." During a recent interaction with Ariel Helwani, Mickie James admitted that IMPACT Wrestling EVP Scott D'Amore was the person who told her about WWE's offer.

She was taken aback but ended up agreeing to compete in the Rumble match. "I was shocked. I think I was very shocked because I know it's not really ever been done, especially for the women, and so I think all things considered, but I also feel like everyone from that camp has honestly, we've talked and there's been apologies and all the things and so, I still maintain a good relationship with everyone in that sense."