Mickie James will join fellow pro wrestling stars, artists, actors and other celebrities from all walks of life for the Florida Supercon June 25-28 at the Miami Beach Convention Center.
The TNA Knockout and former WWE Diva has returned to a schedule full of wrestling and signing appearances, after giving birth to Donovan Patrick Aldis in September. The super mom, who’s engaged to Nick Aldis (TNA’s Magnus), is now juggling work commitments and caring for her son.
“It’s amazing,” James said. “It is a bit more difficult. I know I’m not the first one to do it. I’m finding a way to balance it all. To be able to travel and enjoy my career, it’s amazing. Someone is always with me, whether it’s my mom or sister or friend. It helps. I’m very fortunate in that aspect. I’m back at it now. It has been fun.”
James returned to Impact Wrestling during a taping from Glasgow, Scotland in January to participate in a storyline with her fiancé Magnus.
“Just to go back out there and get the initial reaction from the people, you feel that eruption,” she said. “You think, ‘This is why I do what I do. This is why I love it. This is why I love this business.’”
“Hardcore Country” became an important focal point involving Magnus’ rivalry with Bram and later James Storm. This gave the couple a chance to work together in front of the cameras for the first time.
“In society with the internet, everything is already out there in a sense,” James said. “At the end of the day, I think the storyline was done in a good fashion. I think the fact it was real is why the audience connected because I think people want real, especially in today’s reality television era. I was interested in how we were going to bounce ideas off one another in the professional aspect.
“I think it went great. It was better than what I expected. I was a little apprehensive and a bit nervous, but I think it played off well. We have a natural chemistry. Maybe it’s because we have that chemistry in real life, the chemistry is portrayed on the screen as well. It doesn’t seem forced.
“…I’ve just enjoyed being back in that fashion. I’ve never really been in that role. I’ve always been the wrestler, not really more of a vulnerable woman in s sense. For me, it has been a lot different. It has just been fun. You always try to do something different and challenge yourself a bit.”
After months of build, the story took a dark turn a few weeks ago on Impact Wrestling. When James turned down Storm’s offer to join The Revolution, the Tennessee cowboy didn’t take things well. The audience was led to believe he intentionally pushed her on train tracks. Social media was abuzz wondering if TNA had killed off James on television.
“I feel like, obviously with the angle part, it was definitely an interesting twist in the storyline,” James said. “It’s different. It has gotten such a mixed reaction. It was very controversial. I get each side and why people feel a certain way, whether they hated it or loved it. That moment was one of the most talked about moments in wrestling. So that says something.”
Despite her current situation on Impact Wrestling, James has no plans on retiring at this point.
“I would like to have at least one more match in TNA,” James said. “That was the whole goal. I hope I can have one more match. I want to have lots more matches if that is possible. I have never faced Kong or been in the same ring with her. That is one who I want to work against. I think the girls on NXT now are tearing it up, and I would love to get in the ring with them. I’m open to any competition. I’ve been having matches with Cherry Bomb and Athena on the independent level. It was fun to go out there and get back in the groove and tear it up. We were wrestling 15 to 20 minutes matches. I really wanted to challenge myself against these opponents and the stories we are telling. I’m trying to get back in that ring shape.”
The wrestler, who also happens to be a country music artist, is excited to meet fans at Florida Supercon, where she finds a crossover with people from various walks of life enjoying the festivities.
“I haven’t really done many conventions,” she said. “I haven’t really done one such as this where I will be there all four days. That’s definitely going to be interesting for me. It’s cool because you see so many people. You get to meet so many of these characters and actors, whether it’s Chewbacca or whoever. I’m not really that comic book or sci-fi person, but for some reason I get caught up in seeing all the characters come to life when you are there. It’s like Disneyland but for the ‘nerd’ community.”
- Meet John Bradshaw Layfield, Ron Simmons, Tito Santana, Jerry Lawler, Paige, Daniel Bryan, Kane and Mickie James at the Florida Supercon June 25-28 at the Miami Beach Convention Center.
The event will host several opportunities for fans to see their favorite celebrities, voice actors and comic book industry guests, with a full agenda of panels, Q&A’s, photo opportunities and more. Celebrities like Peter Mayhew, Billy Dee Williams, Kevin Smith and stars from his movies, Eric Roberts, Manu Bennett, Brett Dalton, Shawn Ashmore and Karen Gillian are among those also participating in the festivities.
For full schedule and lineup, visit http://floridasupercon.com/
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