Mickie James has never been shy about saying that Trish Stratus is her idol. But lately, her feelings for the Woman’s Champion had led to some questionable decisions from the excitable RAW Diva.
Mickie’s feelings for Trish seemingly grow closer and closer to levels of obsession every week. Before she fought her idol at New Year’s Revolution, Mickie caught Trish off guard by kissing her under the mistletoe and then cornering her in the shower and commenting on her chest. Mickie seemed to have Trish flustered, but Stratus was able to retain.
The night after New Year’s Revolution, Ashley had a shot against Trish. Mickie couldn’t stay away though, and was at ringside for the match. Ashley went for a pin during the match, and Mickie snapped. She attacked Ashley and caused Trish to be disqualified. After the match Ashley told Trish to look out for Mickie because she was crazy. Mickie apologized the following week and then teamed up with her idol as well as Ashley in a six-diva tag team match against Victoria, Candice and Torrie Wilson. Ashley accidentally bumped into Mickie, and James flew off the handle again and attacked the RAW Diva Search winner.
The following week Mickie heard that Trish was teaming up with Ashley on RAW to face Victoria and Candice. Mickie was heartbroken she was teaming with Ashley instead of herself and seemed to break down in tears. As upset as she was, she said she had to learn to live with what Trish wanted to do. Ashley was able to pick up the pin in the match, but as soon as the 1-2-3 count was over, Mickie stormed the ring and attacked Ashley again. Trish tried to separate them, but Mickie went back and hit a vicious kick, knocking down Ashley again before leaving.
Now the two will face each other one-on-one at the Royal Rumble, and Trish will be the special referee. Will the Women’s Champion be able to keep this volatile situation under control? And will Mickie be able to handle her idol being the referee? Tune in to the Royal Rumble Sunday night at 8/7 CT on pay-per-view to find out.