Wrestling News: Former WWE Diva and Current TNA Knockout Claims She's an Icon

Chris HumphreyCorrespondent IMay 9, 2012

In the world of professional wrestling, there are plenty of former wrestlers through the years that justify being called an “icon” when they hang up their boots after great careers.

To name just a few wrestlers that have reached the level of being an icon, you will quickly think of names like Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair, Stone Cold Steve Austin, the Undertaker and Shawn Michaels among others through the years.

Being an icon isn’t limited to male wrestlers. There are plenty of female wrestlers that have passed through the squared circle that have earned the status as well.

Here’s what a former WWE Diva and current TNA knockout said on her Twitter account this past Sunday afternoon.

A Legend is an Icon of the past... I am an Icon! I aspire 2 be a Legend! “@mike_7544: @MickieJames What's difference between icon & legend?”

Mickie James (@MickieJames) May 6, 2012


While some might snicker at the comment by James, she does have the resume to back up what she said during her career that began on the independent circuits in 1999.

In her decade-plus career highlighted by seven years in the WWE and now a second stint in TNA, James is a former eight-time women’s champion across the two aforementioned promotions with five reigns as WWE Women’s champion, one reign as Divas champion and two reigns as TNA Knockouts champion.

Ultimately, the claim by James that she’s an icon shows that, even though having a great career, she’s a bit misinformed on where she ranks in the history of women’s professional wrestling.

After reading the comments made by James on Twitter, do you believe the former multiple-time champion deserves the title of “icon” during her time in the WWE and TNA?


Chris Humphrey is a WWE Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report. You can ask him any question regarding the WWE or any other topic that crosses your mind on either his Facebook or Twitter page.