Wrestling By The Numbers: Mickie James
TNA Wrestling has parted ways with former 3-Time TNA Knockouts Champion Mickie James. The 34-year-old Montpelier Virginia native’s contract recently expired with the organization and the two sides have been unable to come to terms on a new deal. Mickie James spent a combined 4-years with TNA over two separate stints with the organization. James is a true TNA original having appeared on the company’s second ever weekly pay-per-view event back in 2002 under the name Alexis Laree. She worked regularly with TNA in the spring of 2003 becoming a member of The Gathering with wrestler’s Raven and Julio Dinero. James returned to TNA Wrestling in September of 2010 and had been used as a prominent member of the Knockout’s division over the past 3-years.
Mickie James is a 14-year veteran of the professional wrestling industry who first debuted back in 1999 after having been trained at the Funking Conservatory, the Extreme Championship Wrestling Dojo and the KYDA Pro Training School. Over the first couple years of her career she spent time working for numerous independent organizations including KYDA Pro Wrestling and Maryland Championship Wrestling. From 2002-2003 while competing in TNA she also competed regularly for Ring Of Honor Wrestling. World Wrestling Entertainment signed Mickie James to a developmental contract in 2003 and she spent 2-years in Ohio Valley Wrestling before being brought up to the main roster in 2005. Over her 7-year run with the WWE she would become a former 5-Time WWE Women’s Champion and 1-Time WWE Divas Champion. In addition to her career inside the squared circle she has kept busy working as a country music singer as well with the label Entertainment One.
Below we look at the televised professional wrestling career of Mickie James by the numbers…
* 22 Matches ( 5th Most All-Time ) on TNA Pay-Per-View. (First Match: June 26th 2002 Vs Taylor Vaughn, Francine, Elektra, Joanie, Shannon, Miss Sasha, Erin & Tyler Last Match: 2013 Knockouts Knockdown Vs Gail Kim)
* 2 Main Event Matches ( Most All-Time ) on TNA Pay-Per-View. (First Main Event Match: April 16th 2003 With Julio Dinero Vs Jeff Jarrett Last Main Event Match: 2013 Knockouts Knockdown Vs Gail Kim)
* 7 Matches Managed on TNA Pay-Per-View.
* 60 Matches ( 8th Most All-Time ) on TNA Impact Wrestling. (First Match: October 21st 2010 Vs Sarita Last Match: September 19th 2013 Vs O.D.B.)
* 5 Main Event Matches ( 4th Most All-Time ) on TNA Impact Wrestling. (First Main Event Match: December 9th 2010 Vs Tara Last Main Event Match: May 23rd 2013 Vs Velvet Sky)
* 7 Matches on TNA Xplosion.
* 2 Main Event Matches on TNA Xplosion.
World Wrestling Entertainment:
* 25 Matches ( 4th Most All-Time ) on WWE Pay-Per-View. (First Match: 2005 Taboo Tuesday Vs Trish Stratus, Victoria, Ashley, Candice Michelle & Maria Last Match: Wrestlemania XXVI With Beth Phoenix, Gail Kim, Kelly Kelly & Eve Torres Vs Michelle McCool, Layla, Maryse, Vickie Guerrero & Alicia Fox)
* 1 Match Managed on WWE Pay-Per-View.
* 126 Matches ( 2nd Most All-Time ) on WWE Raw. (First Match: October 24th 2005 Vs Victoria Last Match: March 29th 2010 With Gail Kim, Beth Phoenix, Kelly Kelly & Eve Torres Vs Michelle McCool, Layla, Maryse, Vickie Guerrero & Alicia Fox)
* 4 Main Event Matches ( 8th Most All-Time ) on WWE Raw. (First Main Event Match: April 30th 2007 With Candice Michelle Vs Lita & Victoria Last Main Event Match: November 24th 2008 With Melina & Candice Michelle Vs Beth Phoenix, Jillian Hall & Katie Lea Burchill)
* 16 Matches on WWE Smackdown.
* 1 Match ( 4th Most All-Time ) on WWE Saturday Night’s Main Event. (Match: March 18th 2006 With Trish Stratus Vs Victoria & Candice Michelle)
* 1 Match on WWE Tribute To The Troops.
* 1 Match on WWE Superstars.
* 1 Main Event Match on WWE Superstars.
* 9 Matches ( 8th Most All-Time ) on WWE Heat. (First Match: September 10th 2006 Vs Torrie Wilson Last Match: March 9th 2008 Vs Melina)
* 2 Main Event Matches on WWE Heat.
* 14 Matches on OVW Television.
* 1 Main Event Match on OVW Wrestling.
Ring Of Honor Wrestling:
* 9 Matches ( 6th Most All-Time ) on ROH Home Video Releases. (First Match: 2002 Glory By Honor With Joey Matthews & Christian York Vs Buff E., Mace Mendoza & Allison Danger Last Match: 2003 Glory By Honor Vs Hi-Jinx)