A skilled American professional wrestler, country singer, and model, Mickie Laree James-Aldis is now linked to the “World Wrestling Entertainment” (WWE) brand “Raw.” The ring name she goes by is “Mickie James.” Her nearly two-decade-long wrestling career started in 1999. Mickie began his career in the independent circuit as a valet. She originally gained widespread recognition while working on “NWA: Total Nonstop Action,” where she joined the troupe known as “The Gathering.” In October 2005, she made her ‘WWE’ main-roster debut. Six different ‘WWE’ championships were won by her. She has won the WWE Women’s Championship five times, as well as the “WWE Divas Championship” once. She made a comeback to “Total Nonstop Action Wrestling” (TNA) and three times took home the “TNA Knockouts Championship.” This contributed to her winning nine championships between “WWE” and “TNA,” which is already a record for the country. She also made history by becoming the first diva to ever win the TNA Knockouts Championship, the WWE Women’s title, and the WWE Divas title. ‘Strangers & Angels’ and ‘Somebody’s Gonna Pay’ are two albums she has also released.
Early Childhood & Life
Stuart James and Sandra Knuckles welcomed Mickie Laree James into the world on August 31, 1979, at Richmond Memorial Hospital in Richmond, Virginia, United States. Her father is a former coach in the “VAIL League Division 3 Championship,” a retired wastewater-treatment worker, and a landscaper. Her mother was a teacher and a real estate agent. When Mickie was a little child, the couple split.
She was raised in Virginia’s Montpelier. She was a tomgirl when she was younger and enjoyed riding horses at her grandmother’s farm. She eventually became quite interested in horse activities.
She graduated in 1997 from ‘Patrick Henry High School’ where she had attended. She spent five years playing the violin as well. Her enthusiasm in professional wrestling was inspired by her father.
She has a sister, three stepbrothers, a half-brother, and a half-sister.
Career in Wrestling
In Washington, DC, she received professional wrestling training. In 1999, while working as a valet for “KYDA Pro Wrestling,” she made her professional wrestling debut under the ring name “Alexis Laree” on the independent circuit. In March of that year, she played her debut match. She teamed up with Jake Damian to compete against Mike Brown and Candie in the intergender tag team event.
The Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) dojo and the “Funking Conservatory” are only a couple of the training facilities she attended to perfect her wrestling abilities. She wrestled for “Maryland Championship Wrestling” (MCW) in her early years. In 2002, she also started appearing in “Ring of Honor.”
Mickie worked as a waiter at a location of the American casual dining restaurant chain “Olive Garden” in addition to participating in her wrestling aspirations at unaffiliated events that brought in her modest money. She posed bare for the adult publications “Naughty Neighbors” and “Leg Show” at the start of the new millennium.
‘Total Nonstop Action Wrestling’ (TNA) was where she made her professional wrestling debut in June 2002. On March 26, 2003, she made her first notable appearance in a match alongside “Amazing Red.” On April 2, 2003, she faced Trinity in her debut singles bout in the TNA, which she lost.
With “TNA,” she attracted widespread attention and finally joined Raven’s stable known as “The Gathering” as its first member. On April 16, 2003, after ‘The Gathering’ challenged and defeated Jeff Jarrett, she became the first and only woman to wrestle in the promotion’s ‘Clockwork Orange House of Fun event.
She was bought by “WWE” in 2002. In August 2003, she was transferred to Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW), which was then still under development. On January 29, 2004, she had her maiden appearance on ‘OVW’ television. Subsequently, she took part in numerous tag-team matches.
On October 10, 2005, she made her ‘WWE’ debut in an episode of ‘Raw,’ using the persona of Trish Stratus, the ‘WWE Women’s Champion,’ as her gimmick. The two divas participated in matches together, which furthered the plot of Mickie’s fixation with Stratus. On January 8, 2006, at the second annual “New Year’s Revolution” pay-per-view event, Mickie also competed against Stratus in the “WWE Women’s Championship” match, although she lost to the latter.
Following Stratus’s intervention to stop Mickie from making advances, the plot changed, and on April 2, 2006, a “Women’s Championship” match at “WrestleMania 22” took place. In the contest, Mickie defeated Stratus to win her first “WWE Women’s Championship” crown, and it is regarded as one of the best women’s matches in “WrestleMania” history. On August 14, 2006, Lita won the championship over her.
The WWE Women’s Championship was subsequently won by Mickie four more times. At the ‘Survivor Series’ on November 26, 2006, she defeated Lita in the latter’s retirement match. On April 24, 2007, at a house show in Paris, France, she also defeated Melina and Victoria in a triple-threat match. On April 14, 2008, she defeated Beth Phoenix in an episode of “Raw.” On January 31, 2010, she ultimately defeated Michelle McCool at the “Royal Rumble” in under 20 seconds.
In the meantime, she began a rivalry with Maryse, the “WWE Divas Champion,” which resulted in a title fight at the “Night of Champions” occasion on July 26, 2009, when Mickie won her first “Divas Championship.” On “Raw,” she later conceded the championship to Jillian Hall.
The ‘SmackDown’ brand then acquired her in a trade. On October 23, 2009, she made her ‘SmackDown television debut. On April 23, 2010, a “SmackDown” program featuring her pre-recorded final match for “WWE” aired. On April 22, 2010, she was let go from the position of advancement.
She returned to the independent circuit in April 2010 and participated in a number of promotions, including the World Wrestling Council (WWC) and Maryland Championship Wrestling (MCW), which she had previously competed in. At “All or Nothing 5,” she defeated Hannah Blossom on April 30, 2011, becoming the first “Covey Pro Women’s Champion.” On November 11 of that year, she ultimately lost the title to rookie Jessie Belle Smothers.
On June 19, 2015, she defeated Amber Rodriguez to claim the “MCW Women’s Championship” at Maryland Championship Wrestling’s “Ladies Night” event. On November 13 of that year, though, Kimber Lee defeated her and won the title.
On September 22, 2010, news of ‘TNA’s’ contract signing with Mickie surfaced. On October 7 of that year, she appeared in the promotional piece for her comeback, “Before The Glory,” a special “Impact!” episode.
She defeated Madison Rayne in a steel-cage match to win the “TNA Knockouts Championship” title on April 17, 2011, becoming the first and only diva in wrestling history to hold the “WWE Women’s” title, the “WWE Divas” title, and the “TNA Knockouts Championship.” On the ‘Impact Wrestling’ programs from September 1, 2011, and May 23, 2013, she won the ‘TNA Knockouts Championship title twice more.
She decided against renewing her contract with “TNA.” However, on January 30, 2015, she unexpectedly returned to the company after a year and a half away from the promotion. ‘Global Force Wrestling’ (GFW), which acquired her on July 7, 2015, was another organization she briefly worked with.
After a thrilling encounter for the “NXT Women’s Championship” against Asuka at the “NXT TakeOver: Toronto” event on November 19, 2016, where Asuka was able to retain the championship, she made her return to “WWE” in 2017 on the January 17 episode of “SmackDown Live.” She was selected to appear on “Raw” during the 2017 “Superstar Shake-Up.”
Music and Other Activities
She self-released her debut country music album, “Strangers & Angels,” on “iTunes” on May 18, 2010. Entertainment One (eOne) Music distributed her second album, “Somebody’s Gonna Pay,” on May 7, 2013. On the ‘Billboards Heatseekers list, it debuted at position 15.
While working for “TNA,” she has appeared at numerous minor musical performances across the US. She gave performances at the CMA Music Festival in 2011 and the 2013 CMA Fest. Rascal Flatts, Gretchen Wilson, Randy Houser, and Montgomery Gentry have all performed with her as their opening act.
Rita “Lethal Weapon” Westwood, a character from the “Psych” episode “Talk Derby to Me,” which aired on September 5, 2008, was another character she played. In June 2013, she also appeared in a “Dr Pepper” commercial.
‘The Native American Music Awards Hall of Fame’ inducted her on October 14, 2017.
Individual Life of Mickie James
On December 31, 2015, she wed English professional wrestler Nick Aldis, with whom she had a son named Donovan Patrick Aldis who was born on September 25, 2014.
She intends to purchase a farm and train horses after she hangs up her wrestling boots.
Net Worth of Mickie James
The estimated net worth of Mickie James is around $1 million.