During the recent London Film & Comic Conference, Mickie James & TNA Star Magnus took part in a quick Q&A session. Below are the selected questions, with answers from Mickie. Also, be sure to check out photos from the event in our gallery.
What’s been your favourite moment in TNA so far?
Personally, my favourite moment was when I jumped off the cage. I know that may not be a big deal to the rest of the world… but it was pretty high! I wanted to be tough and fearless like the guys, but when I got out there I was so scared. But when I did it, it was pretty awesome! Especially as I was the first female wrestler to jump off a cage on TV.
What’s it like working with Brooke Hogan?
I think she is doing a great job! I didn’t know how to feel when she first came in, as I didn’t know how fans would react – especially as her father is such an icon in this industry, so she has such big shoes to fill. But after talking and working with Brooke, you can see how much passion she has and how badly she wants to do well. And that says a lot about a person.
Who was your favourite wrestler growing up?
I was a huge fan of Macho Man Randy Savage. He was a guy who could talk about anything and believe everything that was coming out of his mouth, no matter how ridiculous it was! His promos would give me chill-bumps when listening. Randy also showed that you didn’t have to sacrifice being a cool character for being a great wrestler.
What is the hardest thing about being a wrestler?
Definitely being on the road away from my family, friends and animals. But those are the sacrifices you ask for in order to be successful.
Is it tough keeping in shape on the road?
Yes, you have to make yourself find time to work out and I don’t think people realise how hard it is. You also have to sacrifice decent food for protein bars and shakes, as you’re travelling and you could get decent food – but you know it’s bad for you! I try to cut out fats and overcarbs, although I do splurge on French fries every now and again!
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