Mickie James is a WWE veteran, and she’s proving week in and week out that she can still hang with the Superstars of today.
Becky Lynch is without a doubt the most talked about wrestler in the women’s division at the moment, and Mickie James recently got into a verbal sparring match with the Royal Rumble winner on Twitter.
James talked to Chris Van Vliet about her social media feud with Lynch, and she implied that The Man nickname that Becky Lynch has given herself is outdated.
“Relax folks, it’s Twitter. Come on! I mean it’s cool, she’s the man. That’s cool. And I’m the woman. I said it there and I’ll say it again, women have always been the dominant sex. So if you want to do this whole ‘I’m the man’ thing which I think went out in 2010, if you want to bring that back, that’s cool. But I’m a woman, I’m a grown ass woman, you know what I mean? And I’m proud of it. I love Becky though, I do respect her. I think she’s fantastic, she amazingly talented. I’m just better.”
The former WWE Women’s Champion also talked about what it was like to be one of the pioneers of the women’s revolution in WWE.
“There was a difference between the girls who went out and did gravy bowl matches and granted we were all asked to do some of that stuff but I think even still, the matches that I would have with Beth Phoenix or Trish Stratus they were held at different standards. I don’t think there was ever at any time when the boys in the locker room, at least when I went out there, would say this isn’t going to be a good match. I think they knew because I trained with all guys. There weren’t a whole lot of girls working the independent circuit when I started. There were only a handful of really good girls that you could go out there and work with. So I had to work with most of the guys and train with most of the guys so I learned to work like one of the guys. I didn’t want to be good for a girl, I wanted to be as good if not better than all the guys.”
The full interview can be seen below.