Mickie James comments on Nick Khan video clip

Aug 23, 2021 - by Marc Middleton

Former WWE Superstar Mickie James took to Twitter and took a jab at WWE President & Chief Revenue Officer Nick Khan.

As we’ve noted, Khan spoke with BT Sport’s Ariel Helwani on a number of topics this weekend. Helwani pointed to how fans on social media have blamed Khan for the recent WWE releases and budget cuts. Khan was asked about the recent string of departures, and if he is the one to decide on who goes.

“There’s a collective of us, keep in mind in WWE there’s one boss — that’s Vince, as we all know” Khan said. “Between Bruce Prichard, who oversees the entire creative process, between Kevin Dunn, who oversees all of our production, between Stephanie McMahon, Paul Levesque, all are involved in these decisions with ultimately Vince making the final decision on everything.”

Khan continued when asked why there were so many cuts this year compared to past years, “I dunno that there’s one explanation for it, I think ultimately what’s looked at — is this person for us? Are they going to move the needle now or in the immanent future? By the way, we had a two-day tryout in Las Vegas, which ended yesterday. Triple H, John Laurinaitis, and Bruce Prichard were all across — as were the rest of us. We’ve signed over a dozen new talent coming out of that tryout and I’m not suggesting, ‘Oh, that’s why we cut the other talent,’ but we’re always looking for what’s next. We live in the present, we live in the future, we don’t live in past. So, when people leave and they move on with their life and their careers, that’s good by us. For us, it’s what works for us and our product at that moment in time, and again, what’s going to work down the road. And largely, in-part, the existing roster is based on that.”

You can click here for the rest of Khan’s comments on the cuts, and how fans blame him for what has happened.

In an update, James tweeted a response to Khan’s comments and apparently this was her first time seeing Khan. She compared him to actor Vincent Pastore’s “Big Pussy Bonpensiero” character from The Sopranos.

“Oh… really?! This is him? This is the guy? Wow! Interesting. Well I think we feel all much better now. Also. Hey buddy, The Sopranos called. They want Big Pussy back. Does that move your needle? No?! Ok coolcoolcool,” Mickie wrote.

Mickie was released from her WWE contract on April 15 of this year. The “trash bag debacle” followed her departure. She is currently working with the NWA and Impact Wrestling.

Below is Mickie’s full tweet:

6 Responses

  1. Jon says:

    I had little respect for that stinky grilled cheese looking Mickie James b4 and now she just can’t shut her mouth. Hey Mickie… wwe isn’t a dick and you don’t need to open your mouth for that dick every time

  2. Disgruntled Jobber says:

    Nick Kahn is going to do what Ted Turner and even the Federal government failed to do. End the McMahon empire.

  3. Alex burns says:

    Jon sounds like an eva Marie fanboy

  4. how about giving some of these people a fair push to see if there is fan interest? Instead of blindly assuming that they aren’t “needle movers”

  5. Chatty One says:

    Nick Khan most certainly looks like average Hollywood stooge. So I wouldn’t be surprised if WWE picked up a little bit of a “we don’t need you” attitude that so many in that industry love to use.

    On the other hand it’s hard to argue WWE’s roster hasn’t been bloated for years. Way too many people under contract, way too little storylines for people to be put into.

    Weirdly though it’s odd AEW has already made that same mistake where they seem to thing putting half their roster in squash matches every week somehow makes them be interesting.

    Is it so hard for these companies to make most of their rosters be characters in storylines that make people care about them? CM Punk did pretty good numbers but his story, is just his return from a real life hissyfit over not liking his old employer. It’s not like WWE or AEW came up with that one on purpose.

  6. art123guy says:

    @Chatty One–I agree with a lot of your points. But concerning Punk’s story. Quite a few of Shawn Michaels’ stories were he left the company because he ‘lost his smile’, so I don’t see why Punks somewhat similar story won’t work and can’t be presented better. Shawn took month’s off and came back to the same company, Punk took years off and returned to a different company so to me he’s already got a head start. Time will tell if Punk helps elevate the young guys as he said in his promo. If he does that, he’ll be miles ahead of what Shawn did.

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