Mickie James first introduced herself to members of the WWE Universe in October 2005 when she ran to the ring to save her idol Trish Stratus from a vicious attack at the hands of Victoria. Over the next several months, the two Divas enjoyed a close friendship, but when Trish started to feel smothered by Mickie’s admiration, the alliance turned sour and the girls engaged in a bitter rivalry. Their battles reached a peak at WrestleMania 22 when Mickie defeated Trish for her first Women’s Championship.
The following year, Melina emerged as Mickie’s chief nemesis. The two Divas spent the first four months of 2007 battling over the Women’s Championship, a title they traded three times during this period. Unfortunately for Mickie, one of her championship reigns last mere minutes.
Despite the short reign, Mickie remained a top Diva and added another prize to her collection in June 2009 when she defeated Maryse for the Divas Championship. Upon her SmackDown arrival, James found herself in a battle with Lay-Cool in a war of words and WWE gold. Her Friday nights were filled with battles against the likes of Alicia Fox, Maryse and Vickie Guerrero, and she also found time to form a tremendous team with an unlikely ally, Beth Phoenix.
Shortly thereafter, Mickie left the ring to become a country music star. This gorgeous little lady represented the new generation of Diva in WWE with her marvelous beauty and wonderful fighting spirit.