Mickie Laree James is a 41-year-old professional wrestler from Richmond, Virigina. She is currently signed to WWE and performs on the RAW brand.
From an early age, Mickie James was a fan of professional wrestling so it was no surprise that she enrolled in and trained at a wrestling school in Washington, D.C.. She made her professional wrestling debut as a valet for KYDA Pro Wrestling under the ring name Alexis Laree and managed several male wrestlers including Tommy Dreamer.
In March 1999, James made her in-ring debut in an intergender match teaming up with Jake Damian against American Mike Brown and Candie. During this time, James was determined to improve her wrestling abilities and enrolled in training camps at the Funk Conservatory and ECW dojos. She also started working for independent promotions including Maryland Championship Wrestling, Ring of Honor and Total Nonstop Action Wrestling.
In August 2003, Mickie James was signed to a developmental contract with WWE and was sent to Ohio Valley Wrestling. In 2005, Mickie James made her main roster debut on RAW in a storyline with Trish Stratus that had James portrayed as Trish Stratus’ biggest fan turn stalker. The storyline lasted eight months and was finally resolved at WrestleMania 22 with Mickie James defeating Trish Stratus and winning her first title, the WWE Women’s Championship.
Mickie James has held the WWE Women’s Championship five times and she also won the Divas Championship in 2009. In 2010, Mickie James was released from the WWE and returned to Total Nonstop Action Wrestling and the independent circuit.
In 2016, Mickie James signed a multi-year contract with WWE and returned to the company’s NXT brand in October 2016. She was drafted back to SmackDown as part of the October 2017 WWE draft and returned in January 2017. For the first time in seven years, James competed in a WWE ring at the 2017 Royal Rumble teaming with Alexa Bliss and Natalya in a losing effort against Becky Lynch, Naomi and Nikki Bella.
At Wrestlemania 33, Mickie James competed in a six-pack challenge for Alexa Bliss’ SmackDown Women’s Championship but did not win. At the 2017 SuperStar Shake-Up, Mickie James was drafted back to RAW. At the TLC pay-per-view, James faced Alexa Bliss for the RAW Women’s Championship but was unsuccessful. A few weeks later, she challenged Bliss again to a rematch but was defeated.
At Wrestlemania 34, Mickie James took part in the inaugural Wrestlemania Women’s Battle Royal which was won by Asuka. She competed again at Wrestlemania 35 in the Women’s Battle Royal but was eliminated by Sonya Deville.
In 2019, Mickie James was drafted back to the SmackDown brand and at a live event on June 1, 2019, she suffered a torn ACL and had to have surgery. After nearly 14 months out of action, James returned to WWE RAW in August 2020.
Birth Name: Mickie Laree James
Born: August 31, 1979, Richmond, Virginia, United States
Height: 5 ft 5 in (165 cm)
Weight: 124 lb (56 kg)
Spouse: Nick Aldis
Ring Name(s): Alexis Laree, Mickie James, Vicki Adams
Current Roster: WWE RAW
Finishing Move(s): Mickie-DT/Laree DDT
Career Championships and Accomplishments
- Covey Promotions
- Covey Pro Women’s Championship (1 time)
- Covey Pro Hall of Fame (2014)
- CyberSpace Wrestling Federation
- CSWF Women’s Championship (1 time)
- Dynamite Championship Wrestling
- DCW Women’s Championship (1 time)
- Ground Xero Wrestling
- GXW Women’s Championship (1 time)
- Impact Championship Wrestling
- ICW Super Juniors Championship (1 time)
- International Pro Wrestling: United Kingdom
- IPW:UK Women’s Championship (1 time)
- Maryland Championship Wrestling
- MCW Women’s Championship (1 time)
- Premier Wrestling Federation
- PWF Universal Women’s Championship (1 time)
- Southern Championship Wrestling
- SCW Diva Championship (1 time)
- Total Nonstop Action Wrestling
- TNA Knockouts Championship (3 times)
- TNA World Cup of Wrestling (2013)
- Ultimate Championship Wrestling
- UCW Women’s Championship (1 time)
- Ultimate Wrestling Federation
- UWF Women’s Championship (2 times)
- World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
- WWE Women’s Championship (5 times)
- WWE Divas Championship (1 time)