Mickie James Comments On Awkward Match Finish

Mickie James doesn’t know what happened for the bell to be called during her WWE Raw Women’s Championship match against Asuka on this week’s episode of Raw. During an interview with Talk Sport, Mickie commented on the finish.

“I honestly don’t know. I rolled back to count – one, two – there was no count. So she obviously went to go and lock back in the Asuka lock and I think in those moments, here’s the thing: it is a dangerous sport,” said James. “We have to be very careful. The refs do their job and kind of their job is to protect us and make sure it never goes too far or no one ever gets hurt. So he made his decision based on what he thought was a reality, that I was hurt or I couldn’t continue and that’s unfortunate for me.”

The match ended due to a referee error. Apparently it was thought she was injured and the call was made from the back to end the match. The referee did what he was told through his ear piece.

“In that moment it’s very hard for them to tell whether you are hurt or not. It can’t just be his call either. It must have been whoever thought I was hurt,” James continued. “They’re just trying to protect me and keep me safe because concussions are a real thing. What we do as a sport is very dangerous. So if somebody gets a concussion, not only can they not wrestle the rest of that match, but they could possibly never wrestle again depending on how bad it is, same with football.”

The plan all along was for Asuka to go over James but it was supposed to be by submission in the Asuka Lock. Many critics have pointed to the fact the James vs. Asuka match was rushed.

Stay tuned to WrestlingNews.com for the latest on Mickie James and the WWE Raw Women’s Championship.


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