WWE is holding the door open for Mickie James to return to the company on a permanent basis.
According to Ryan Satin of Pro Wrestling Sheet, WWE officials have stayed in touch with James since her NXT Women’s Championship against Asuka at TakeOver: Toronto and those conversations have led to a contract offer for James to once again compete on the main roster.
The question now is whether or not James will be back. When Cathy Kelley posed that very query to Triple H after TakeOver, he had this to say:
I think that’s up to Mickie James. I know first hand the longer you get into your career the harder it is to get up for big events, the harder it is to go up against somebody that’s, no matter how hard you want to push your body, no matter how hard you want to think you’re still as fast and as quick and as strong and as everything else as you were, time tells the truth like nothing else can. She might have come in here with the best of intent but when you walk out of that ring it’s a whole different mindset in gearing up for that and that disappointment. It will be interesting to see. I think Mickie James proved she still has what it takes. I think her next step is up to Mickie James.
While the report doesn’t have details about whether she would compete on Raw or SmackDown, or the duration of the contact, it’s interesting to think about her joining either Women’s Division.