It wasn’t the best women’s match we’ve seen in NXT but Asuka and Mickie James delivered the goods at NXT TakeOver: Toronto last night (Nov. 19, 2016) at the Air Canada Centre. This was business as usual for Asuka, who retained her title via submission, but it was Mickie’s first match back in a WWE ring in six years.
The question now is whether or not James will be back. When Cathy Kelley posed that very query to Triple H, 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."
Would you want to see her back?
Here’s the full post-TakeOver: Toronto interview with Triple H:
Live with Cathy Kelley after #NXTTakeOver...Posted by Paul "Triple H" Levesque on Saturday, November 19, 2016