As many of you know by now, Mickie James will be making her return to WWE at next month’s NXT Takeover in Toronto. She will be facing Asuka. It’s not clear if she will be challenging for the NXT Women’s Championship and we also don’t know if this is just a one-time appearance.
James was shown on the big screen in a pre-recorded video. The reason why she was not shown on the screen is because she was in the UK and the decision to bring in Micke James was made just a few days before the tapings. There was interest in signing her to work at the Performance Center a couple of years ago so there’s a chance that she will stick around in a new role.
Also, former TNA Knockout Thea Trinidad wrestled at the tapings. I believe that is her first time wrestling in a WWE ring but she did make some appearances as a rosebud a couple of years ago.