Mickie James Recalls Backstage Vince McMahon Blowup

Justin LaBar

Mickie James has revealed in an interview how when she got backstage after her first WrestleMania match, Vince McMahon yelled at her.

It was 2005 when James debuted in WWE and participated in a memorable angle with Trish Stratus. The storyline climaxed at WrestleMania 22 where James capture the WWE Women's Championship but contained a controversial moment. Her character had developed crazed lust-like feelings for her opponent, touched Stratus' crotch and made a provocative gesture towards the camera insinuating lesbian intimacy.

McMahon was furious with James and ordered the gesture be edited out of future video releases.

Speaking to Wrestlecast, James says: "The only people that remember that are the people watching or who were there live and in person. It didn't make the DVD.

"I came back through the curtain and Vince was really mad. In the moment it had seemed amazing to me. I thought 'Vince will love this'.

"'Crass' was the word I got. He didn't like it at all. He told me 'We're going to have to go back and edit that out. Do you know how much time (this will take)?'

"This was my first Wrestlemania, my mom was in the audience, I'm freaking out already. I'm back through the curtain and I'm already in tears and an emotional mess. And I got yelled at."

James, along with TNA star Magnus, participated in a near 50-minute chat which featured many interesting anecdotes about their careers. To check out the interview, click here.

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