Mickie James Issues Statement Regarding Trash Bag Incident

Mickie James

Mickie James has released a statement addressing the controversy and fallout regarding her social media post that showed her belongings returned to her by WWE in a trash bag.

James shared the image of the trash bag with her name adhered to the side of it in a Tweet that addressed WWE Chairman Vince McMahon.

James said:

Dear @VinceMcMahonIm not sure if you’re aware, I did receive my @WWEcare package today. Thank you. #AlwaysBlessedandGrateful#WomensWrestlingMatters

Fellow WWE alumni Gail Kim and Maria Kanellis-Bennett both joined the conversation showing their support for James. They also alluded to their belongings being returned to them in a similar way after their own respective WWE departures.

Following that, Triple H and Stephanie McMahon both Tweeted to apologise and confirm that the person responsible was no longer employed by the company.

Mark Carrano, who was the WWE’s Senior Director of Talent Relations was fired by the company around the same time. However, no direct correlation has been made between his departure and James’ tweet.

Mickie James has now issued a final statement on Twitter to share her thoughts after the events of the last few days.

James Tweeted:

“I would like to address this one last time, then we can all move on. I have so many amazing things on the horizon. The last thing I desire is to have any of that tainted with ugliness and negativity. I take zero pride or joy in the fact that someone would lose their job ever. Especially someone I considered a friend. I am confident that Vince & the McMahons had no idea that this is how we were sent packing. It hurt a fragile me much more ten years ago when my belongings arrived on my doorstep because WWE was my everything.”

“I’ve grown as a woman and a person as much as we all have in this business. I am stronger today than I’ve ever been and smart enough to know that this wasn’t a deliberate attack on me. However, the symbolism cannot be denied. I am sorry that a thoughtless and tone-deaf act would cost anyone their job. But I am not sorry that I had the courage to ensure it will never happen to anyone else moving forward. So if that’s my final mark in the company moving forward I am ok with that.”

“When I first started in this business one of the best pieces of advice I received was ‘Just leave the business better than you found it kid’ and that has been my ultimate goal. I love you all so much. I am legitimately grateful for my time at WWE and throughout my whole career. I am looking forward to everything that is next. I truly hope you are too and perhaps you will join me.”