Mickie James spoke with the WWE website about making her return to the company at NXT Takeover: Toronto and how it came about. “I was sitting in the airport in Orlando, Florida, on my way to the UK, where I’ve been for almost a month now,” James said. “I got the call from WWE and they asked me if I was interested. I know who Asuka is, I’ve seen her work in Japan and NXT. She is incredibly talented. It’s cool to see someone come up and make an impact.
“I think for her, it’s even harder, because there’s the language barrier. But she’s this mystical kind of person. For them to even consider me to come back and face her and, hopefully, tear the house down, is pretty awesome. It made me feel like a million bucks. I want to go in there and take it to the next level and give the people everything that they want and more.” Read the full interview at WWE.com.
Powell’s POV: The return of James has not been hyped on the main WWE television shows, which is crazy unless they are trying to have the best of both worlds by having her make a surprise appearance on a main roster show. James also discussed how motherhood has affected her schedule, training for her return, and facing Asuka.