X

Mickie James: Person Who Attempted to 'Sabotage' Me Is Still Employed by WWE

Mike Chiari@mikechiariFeatured ColumnistMay 1, 2021

Photo credit: WWE.com

Recently released WWE Superstar Mickie James said this week that a person she had a significant issue with during her time in WWE is still employed by the company.

Appearing on GAW TV with former WWE Superstar Victoria and former TNA Knockout SoCal Val, James discussed her departure from WWE and the trash bag incident that went viral (warning: some language NSFW):

James also made mention of someone whom she clashed with who is still employed, saying: "I will say this: The person that was, is responsible for me feeling like s--t and like for, I feel like, completely trying to sabotage or devalue me or make me feel less than is still very much employed. And that's f--king the [worst], you know what I mean?"

James said that person who is still employed shot down her idea of an all-female brand within WWE over WrestleMania 37 weekend, telling her that the all-women's Evolution pay-per-view was the lowest-rated pay-per-view in WWE history.

James recently made headlines when she tweeted a photo of a trash bag in which WWE sent her belongings following her release from the company:

Mickie James~Aldis @MickieJames

Dear @VinceMcMahon Im not sure if you’re aware, I did receive my @WWE care package today. Thank you. #AlwaysBlessedandGrateful #WomensWrestlingMatters πŸ’‹ https://t.co/PyDC7ZC9lG

WWE executives Triple H and Stephanie McMahon apologized for what happened and announced the employee responsible had been fired:

Triple H @TripleH

Upon learning of the disrespectful treatment some of our recently released talent received on behalf of the company, we took immediate action. The person responsible for this inconsiderate action has been fired and is no longer with @WWE.

Stephanie McMahon @StephMcMahon

.@MickieJames I am embarrassed you or anyone else would be treated this way. I apologize personally and on behalf of @WWE. The person responsible is no longer with our company. https://t.co/nvN4WsKC0I

WrestlingInc.com's Raj Giri reported that longtime WWE senior director of talent relations Mark Carrano was the one who lost his job.

James later released a statement on the matter, noting that while she considered Carrano a friend, she felt it was important to speak up so that others aren't treated similarly in the future:

Mickie James~Aldis @MickieJames

β™₯️ To whom it may concern β™₯️ https://t.co/RPGOOazm8F

James added on GAW TV that she considered deleting her tweet about the trash bag out of fear that she came across as bitter but decided against it after considering the trials and tribulations she had gone through in recent years.

WWE seemingly tried to phase James out of a wrestling role late in her tenure and instead deployed her in other spots. She did some announcing on Main Event and was also part of the NXT TakeOver: Stand and Deliver pre-show, announcing matches and speaking as part of the panel.

The 41-year-old James has said she has plenty left in the tank and wants to continue wrestling, but WWE seemed to feel otherwise, as James had competed in only one match since September 2020, that being the 2021 Women's Royal Rumble in January.

Now that she has been released by WWE, the five-time WWE Women's champion and one-time Divas champion will likely have the opportunity to continue her in-ring career with another company such as AEW, Impact Wrestling or NWA.

Β  Β Β 

Listen to Ring Rust Radio for all of the hot wrestling topics. Catch the latest episode in the player below (warning: some language NSFW).