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August 31, 1979
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"There is a lot of truth to that, absolutely. There were guys that came there from other organizations that perhaps they thought they should just skip everybody else and skip right to the top and have things right away the way they wanted. I mean, hey, there are rules and things that you have to abide by as far as this business goes. and you have to respect those. But, when you don't respect those, then hey, we have got a problem. So, yes, we had a lot of guys who came in with that attitude, and John and I would have to be called upon to let them know 'hey, that is not how it works here'." - Ron Simmons on how he and JBL handled backstage politics in WWE
April 1, 2014
"People always say, 'Oh, there haven't been many black champions,' but on the other hand, there are a whole lot of white people that never won a belt either. These days, I think it's less of a racial thing. I honestly believe that if you are able to entertain and interact with the crowd, it doesn't matter what ethnicity you may be. WWE will reward you." - Kofi Kingston discusses racism and backstage politics
March 26, 2014
"We're not talking. We're not on good terms. I have no respect for them whatsoever. I strongly dislike management there like with the exception of Jeff Jones who is a great guy. But the booker (Hunter Johnson) is completely inadequate at his job and he got his job more for being spineless than being talented. And the owner (Joe Koff) is even worse, he could care less about wrestling. He just wants to do television. To me, it's just not something I agree with but I'm not there anymore and they do their own thing. And for the talent and the fans I wish them nothing but the best of luck. That company is in business not because of stellar booking and stellar management. They're in business still because they'they're spineless. The talent there is phenomenal. They're top notch and great. But the management from the booker to the owner it's definitely shut up and do what you're told and drink the Kool-aid. I made a joke when I was there I called it Jim Jones wrestling. Just shut up and drink the Kool-aid and do your job. In private, people are going this sucks this sucks this sucks and I'm the one who came out and said this is terrible. I worked for that company and gave them everything I had for seven years. I think I earned my right to an opinion. Once that got out, it was like you're going against the stream? You're not here to have an opinion, just shut up and do your job and get your paycheck. I'm sure you can find someone else to do that for a lot less money than what you're paying me so I'm just going to go about my way. Best decision I ever made and I have no desire to go back, ever." - Davey Richards talks about the backstage politics in ROH
March 8, 2014
"He's a workhorse. He does incredible things for the company and he busts his butt. Outside the ring, I can't stand the guy. He's not a nice guy, he holds talent down. He steals ideas. He's a prick." - Tyler Reks discusses backstage politics with John Cena when he was in WWE
February 26, 2014
"Vince McMahon has certain people that he will pay. If you get along with Vince, do him sexual favors, you'll get along good with him. But if you just (do your job and) mind your own business, then he doesn't like you for some reason. There was a lot of men with men in those days and even men with boys. I know a lot of guys that (failed drug tests) and it was documented that they passed, and I know what they did." - Kamala on backstage politics in WWE
February 23, 2014
"It was strictly politics. Dusty Rhodes was the booker and he was against it. You know, what are you going to do. He didn't book me anywhere during the whole time I had the belt until the rematch because Dusty Rhodes was a very, very jealous guy when it came to guys getting over. He was the wrong guy to be a booker. He is the one who put Jim Crockett out of business. He is the reason Jim Crockett had to sell and was losing his butt. It was the same thing with the Rock and Roll Express. He couldn't stand the Rock and Roll Express getting over like rock stars. I mean, girls would go crazy. They had to have some protection for the Rock and Roll Express, the girls would attack them, just like rock stars, it was unbelievable." - Ronnie Garvin discusses backstage politics and Dusty Rhodes
February 12, 2014
While she has been relatively quiet as of late, Linda McMahon is still making moves in the world of politics. The former WWE CEO is being honored this month with the Prescott Bush Award, which is viewed as the highest honor that is bestowed by the Connecticut Republican Party. Despite the launch of the WWE Network, Linda is still keeping her distance from the company.
February 10, 2014
Those hoping to see Carlito making his return to the company some day are going to be quite disappointed, as it seems like he has very little interest in returning to WWE. The former US champion has been booked rather frequently on the independent wrestling circuit, and he reportedly is not interested in returning to the backstage politics that takes place in WWE.
February 8, 2014
During Wrestlemania 30 weekend, Mickie James performed a couple of her songs on the stage at the Sugar Mill in New Orleans. The former WWE diva is in town for WrestleCon, where she signed autographs and met with fans. Elijah Burke was spotted at her concert, and he confirmed it on Twitter by stating that he got a chance to jam out with Mickie.
April 6, 2014
Since Mickie James had to pull from the show because she is pregnant, Angelina Love has been given a new opponent at an independent wrestling event that is taking place in Louisiana during Wrestlemania 30 weekend. The recently returning TNA Knockout will now be challenging Barbi Hayden, who happens to be the NWA Women's Champion.
April 3, 2014
Since she is pregnant and will have a hard time traveling once the baby is born, Mickie James is loading up on appearances right now. The former WWE diva still has enough name value for independent wrestling promoters to book her in autograph sessions. She was recently at an event with Mick Foley, Kevin Nash, Tommy Dreamer and the Godfather.
March 26, 2014
Since she is pregnant now, Mickie James is being forced to cancel some appearances on the independent wrestling circuit. The former WWE star was actually booked for a pretty big match against Angelina Love, who recently returned to TNA, in New Orleans during Wrestlemania 30 weekend. No word yet on what the replacement match will be for that show.
March 17, 2014
"I admire her so much. She really helped me out when I was nobody. I credit her with a lot of my success. She's definitely one of the most overlooked women in the last decade. She wasn't like anybody else. She let people know that it's OK to just be yourself. She totally deserves it, and I couldn't be happier for her." - Mickie James explains why she wants to attend the hall of fame induction of Lita
March 16, 2014
During a recent interview, Mickie James revealed that she is back in a relationship with Brutus Magnus. The former WWE diva and the current TNA heavyweight champion went through a breakup last year, but it looks like they have reconciled their differences.
March 14, 2014
It is now being reported that Mickie James is pregnant. She has been telling independent wrestling promoters that she is willing to make appearances, but she can no longer take a bump in the ring. The former TNA star recently revealed that she is back with Brutus Magnus again. The two had split up for a period of time.
March 13, 2014
Dixie Carter has revealed that a former TNA Knockouts Champion is returning to the company tonight on Impact Wrestling. While the identity is being well guarded at the moment, the candidates are Angelina Love, Kharma, Tara, and Mickie James. All four have had issues with TNA at one point, but nothing major that would completely burn a bridge.
March 13, 2014
World Premier Wrestling is doing a huge independent wrestling show this weekend in New York City. The company has booked Jimmy Snuka, Crimson, Matt Striker, Nunzio, Matt Morgan, Roddy Piper, Angelina Love and Mickie James. The belief is that there will be some sort of segment involving Piper and Snuka during the evening.
March 7, 2014
Earlier today, Velvet Sky informed her fans through social media that she had been added to the WrestleCon event next month in New Orleans. The show coincides with Wrestlemania 30 being in town. Several non WWE stars will be in Louisiana that weekend, including Mickie James and Angelina Love, who are working a big match for an independent wrestling company.
March 4, 2014
Mickie James is working a big match against Angelina Love during Wrestlemania 30 weekend for an independent wrestling promotion, so she is back in New Orleans this week to do some promotional work for the show. Promoters are hoping to really do well with this show, as they can capitalize on all the WWE fans heading into town that weekend.
March 3, 2014
While it has not received as much publicity, Mickie James is still continuing with her music career. The former TNA star performed a concert over the weekend at a venue called 227 Lounge in Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada. She still has an interest in returning to one of the major wrestling promotions, but she is also content with just doing music as well.
February 24, 2014
While she is not in the national spotlight as much since leaving WWE and TNA, Mickie James is still working hard on becoming famous for her music. She revealed through an interview with the Baltimore Sun newspaper that she was currently working on a third album. It's at the very early stages, though, so no release date is known yet.
February 9, 2014
Mickie James was a victim of a hit and run car accident this week. The former WWE diva posted a picture of the damage to her vehicle on Instagram. She also noted that the individual didn't even have the decency to leave an apology letter or anything.
February 8, 2014
One of the most appealing things for MVP about signing with TNA instead of making a WWE return was the fact that Dixie Carter and company are more supportive of their performers doing outside projects. MVP specifically cited how management enabled Jeff Hardy and Mickie James to work on their music career while also wrestling.
February 7, 2014
Quite a busy weekend scheduled for Mickie James this week, as the former WWE star will be wrestling for Maryland Championship Wrestling and performing a concert at the Joppa Marketplace on Saturday night. She will be wrestling former TNA star Angelina Love that night.
February 7, 2014
Since he has seen firsthand how effective the Knockouts division has been for TNA, the belief is that Jeff Jarrett will be featuring female performers when he launches his new wrestling promotion. A beloved and known star like Mickie James could be one of his centerpieces.
February 6, 2014