Readers of Inside The Ropes Magazine may have spotted a new feature with WWE Superstar Kofi Kingston where we asked the former WWE Champion 20 questions and got some unique and bizarre answers to the questions that won’t be asked in any other wrestling interview! The feature has, of course continued to Issue 11 where MJF gave us his answers and Issue 12 featuring Rhea Ripley!
Well, the feature has been so popular that we decided it shouldn’t simply be confined to our monthly magazine – so Inside The Ropes‘ Lead Writer Gary Cassidy pitched our 20 Questions to the legendary Mickie James ahead of NWA EmPowerrr!
If you’d prefer to read about Masha’s career, that interview is available in Issue 12 of Inside The Ropes Magazine, but if you want to know Mickie James’s favourite band, cheat meal, or what items she would want if she were stranded on a desert island, read on!
What’s your favourite cheat meal?
Ice cream and pizza. Oh, my God, that’s two totally different things, but I love them both.
What’s your favourite video game?
What would you be watching if you had a day of Netflix and chill?
Which movie have you seen the most?
Which actor should play you in a movie about your life?
What’s your favourite musician or band?
You had me at Disney. Now I feel like I want a Mickie James Disney covers album.
Yeah, I just can’t do it [heavy metal] but I do like a little bit, like I love that Metallica album with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, that’s one of my favorite albums, especially for working out or getting ready. But I don’t consider Metallica that heavy, heavy metal that I’m talking about.
It’s just like that… [Mickie roars] ..I’m like, “I can’t.” My brain doesn’t process it. I can’t understand it. I don’t know what it is. I just feel like I’m like this [Mickie holds onto the arms of her chair and leans back] the whole time and it’s just uncomfortable. I don’t like it.
If you could only listen to one song for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Wow. I don’t know, God, I don’t know. Not my own song, clearly. I don’t know.
Let’s see, I’m going to do Prince, Little Red Corvette. I don’t know if it’s the greatest song of all time, but it’s a pretty awesome song.
Pineapple on pizza – yes or no?
What three items would you take if you were stuck on a desert island?
What’s your secret talent? And it has to be one we don’t know about!
What’s your most annoying habit?
If you weren’t a wrestler, what would you be?
What wrestling match do you re-watch the most?
Probably some of my favourite stuff that I’ve ever watched was, like, Midnight Express vs. Rock ‘n’ Roll Express, and it wasn’t something that I really understood how powerful it was until I went to OVW and we got all these tapes, which I still have all my tapes. We watched, obviously, because Cornette was there, but we watch a lot of tag team wrestling and stuff. I think that the Rock ‘n’ Roll Express might be one of the greatest babyface tag teams of all time. In my opinion.
I just think they’ve never really played a heel but the way that they would sell, the way that they would make all the towns and really get their talent, get their rivals over and just people loved them. They just love, loved, loved them and there’s a certain art to selling and I feel like that’s one of the arts that is kind of getting forgotten today, and I hope that we bring that back because that is where the emotion comes in. If you can make people believe that you’re really in jeopardy and hurt.
What’s your pre-match ritual?
Who’s the biggest locker room prankster you have ever met and why?
Oh, God, not me! I’m a prankster and a jokester but not like that.
Wait, maybe it is me! I don’t feel like people don’t prank and joke as much as they used to, you know, and you always find those people that you can joke the most with you – like Foxy and I would joke on each other all the time. We would mess with each other all the time. But you can’t necessarily do it with everybody. Oh, God. I don’t know.
Alicia Fox is a great answer!
What’s the best present you’ve ever received?
Who was your wrestling idol growing up?
Who would be your dream match?
What’s your guilty pleasure?
As a Scottish person who lives in a country where we deep-fry everything, including chocolate, I’m sold on the Oreos!
Who would be the guests, from anyone throughout history, at your dream dinner party and why?
Thanks so much to Mickie James for taking the time! You can read our full interview with Mickie James in this month’s Inside The Ropes Magazine.
For more editions of 20 Questions, you can subscribe to Inside The Ropes Magazine or check out the Interviews section of ITRWrestling.com – including with Alexander Wolfe, Wesley Blake and Chelsea Green!