Vince McMahon offered a rarely heard apology to Mickie James following the series of unfortunate circumstances that arose after his release from the company, being known as Heftygate, it was recently reported that James had his belongings in a garbage bag. This led to a company-wide purge of its talent relations department. During a recent edition of her Grown Ass Women podcast, James discussed the situation, former Head of Talent Relations Mark Carrano was fired and also how Vince McMahon personally called her to apologize to the former WWE Women’s Champion. Credit to Fightful for the following. Is Mickie James going to sign a higher promotion?
“I know it wasn’t straightforward. I empathize with Mark and feel bad he’s getting the worst of it, it sucks, but I guarantee his pension package is more than what I was paid in my last career. So no I feel so bad. I was not happy in that situation. I am angry and I don’t want to sound angry, but it is a direct reflection of everything I have experienced coming back. I was happy to take a back seat and take on a coaching role. Everything I asked for was a bow at the door. It was never “I want one last race” or “I want to fight for the next five years.” All I wanted was a little respect so that it didn’t feel like an unfinished business. I felt that because was asking for this, it was going to come at a price. I’m not saying it’s from Vince because he’s always been respectful to me. He called me on the phone to apologize for this incident and let me know this is not what he thought of me. I tagged Vince because he needs know. There are many things that They happen under your nose that you don’t realize because you run a multibillion dollar company. Narrow-mindedness sometimes leads to thoughtless behavior. Especially for me, to be constantly presented as old, when I am 41 years old and all the male champions have always been my age or older and have been glorified for those reasons. As they should be, they are amazing. Why is it different for women or for me? Age discrimination is a real thing and it sucks. I am grateful for the strides we have made to be considered equal, but it is not true for all people and it is unfortunate. I don’t know why they made me feel like I didn’t deserve it. I did everything in my power to be a companion girl, ”she said.
Bobby Lashley ‘ready to lose’ the WWE title?
Recently, on the most recent episode of “The Nitty Gritty Dirt Show” on RussosBrand.com, Billi Bhatti sat down with former WWE writer Vince Russo. The two talked about a vast panorama of everything to do with professional wrestling. Here, the two discussed how the original plan for WWE WrestleMania 37 was for McIntyre to become WWE Champion, defeating Bobby Lashley in the process. This “embarrassing” mistake by Drew McIntyre was recently leaked on Raw.
Additionally, Bhatti discusses how the plan went so far that Drew was considering sending family members to countries that do not have a COVID-19 flag, such as Denmark and Mexico, and then to the United States to see him win the title. However, as Bhatti explains, Drew soon canceled this and plans were changed. Wrestling-Edge transcribed Bhatti’s comments below.
Bhatti: I know two weeks before WrestleMania it was still the case with Drew looking for ideas in terms of possibilities of bringing family members there. I remember a conversation where I said there is a way to do it, but you have to take your people to a country without a flag and set it up in fourteen days. So we look at Denmark, Mexico, all these kinds of options, and then the United States. At some point, Drew made the decision not to send family members there, obviously that was the moment that things turned around. When there were ideas to do that, he was still slated to be the WWE Champion.
Adam Cole ‘removed’ from WWE NXT
Adam Cole was not at WWE NXT on Tuesday night as Triple H creatively focused on the return of Bobby Fish, who faced Kyle O’Reilly for the first time since the Undisputed Era split. WWE brings back star after “pedophile” accusation
Fish told O’Reilly, “I have to settle my own accounts. I’ll see you when I see you.”
Karrion Kross will defend his NXT title against Finn Balor in two weeks.
“I really appreciated him reaching out to me,” Kross said recently. YES about Balor after his injury in 2020. “Before that, we were just acquaintances. This was beyond professional and made a huge difference. Then months later, we are in the ring trying to kill ourselves. It’s funny how the universe works. “
“The injury surprised me,” says Kross. “This is not something I wanted to be too public about because I didn’t want people to stray too far from what I was doing. Psychologically, I had to recover, even back in the ring.
“As a performer, I did something so comfortable for so long. Then that accident happened, and I had to overcome those doubts in the back of my mind. The physical part, rebuilding and retraining my shoulder, that was one thing. There was also much more. At first, I couldn’t get dressed. I couldn’t put my socks on. I felt like everything had been affected. “
“I have my own bills to settle. I’ll see you when I see you.” – @theBobbyFish to @KORcombat #WWENXT pic.twitter.com/wXcZyucIcE
– WWE NXT (@WWENXT) May 12, 2021
Did Vince McMahon “lie” about the unprocessed firing?
Vince McMahon is the CEO of WWE and has the last word in everything that happens in the company, be it related to the production, the stories or the matches in general. Daniel Bryan also apparently offended Vince McMahon in a recent video.
WWE Hall of Famer Jeff Jarrett recently spoke on his My World podcast, where he talked about the March 26, 2001 episode of RAW, where he saw Vince McMahon announcing his purchase of WCW. In the opening segment, WWE President Vince McMahon also told fans that former WCW star Jarrett would be “leaving” the company.
It seems that Jeff Jarrett thought this was all real and really believed that McMahon would acquire his WCW contract after the classic segment.
“If you heard that when I was in my mid-thirties, okay, we’ll call it ego, it takes ego to turn this around,” Jarrett said. “I thought and maybe I carried that with me, ‘Vince is going to shoot an angle with me.’ It’s about money. When I heard he went through all this [buying WCW]Who did he choose? I mean, who did he pick?
Jeff Jarrett never returned to WWE until nearly two decades, when he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2018.