Mickie James has been on quite the journey throughout her wrestling career, and back in 2009 she was involved in a controversial storyline that got people talking for all the wrong reasons.

While feuding with Michelle McCool and Layla the team of LayCool gave Mickie James the unflattering nickname “Piggy James.” During a recent appearance on The Kurt Angle Show the former WWE Women’s Champion explained why she wasn’t a fan of the storyline, but she also tried to put a positive spin on it as well.

“I didn’t love the piggy James angle. I really didn’t. I hated it because I felt like it was like ribbing on a square. It was meant to get real heat for Michelle [McCool] and Layla. I kind of felt like it was cheap heat and it was a different way to go. In the moment, I was very torn. But I’m also of the mindset of like, ‘Okay, they’re going to give me this thing that I felt in my heart at the moment, they’re gonna give me this crappy storyline about calling me fat and all this stuff.’

I had several conversations with the girls too. It wasn’t like the girls were over the moon about doing the storyline, either. I think they were heavy in their hearts about it as well, and I’m just going to try to make it gold and try to get these girls over as monster heels because that’s obviously the end result of what we want is the girls need to get over as monster heels, and they weren’t at that time. But they were by the end of it, especially with Vickie Guerrero involved and all of the things. I felt like it did achieve that purpose.”

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