Mickie James Discusses Her Personal Pursuits, Performing Live Music & Wrestling, More

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Mickie James was interviewed by Newsday’s Josh Stewart. Here are some highlights.

Performing her music live: “You’re hoping that you don’t hit a wrong note,” she explained. “You’re wondering what people’s perception is. But everybody was bopping along, so that’s a good sign, I think.”

Wrestling at live events vs. taped events: “I’ve always believed that I performed better under pressure. When it’s [taped], at least in the wrestling industry I find that my energy is not as full as it normally is. You’re still performing before a live audience, but sometimes it feels like there’s room to play or room for error. I want there to be no room for error. I want it to be perfect every time.”

On finding time for more personal pursuits: “I have planned my whole future, my whole life. And nine out of 10 times it never happens the way you want or plan or think it’s going to happen.”