Mickie James won’t have to wait too long before she steps back in the ring.
It was revealed at IMPACT Sacrifice that James had suffered a broken rib. James also had to pull out of her scheduled title defense at IMPACT x NJPW Multiverse United against Miyu Yamashita, Gisele Shaw, and Deonna Purrazzo.
When asked how she was feeling on Busted Open Radio, James replied:
“I’m good. I’m grateful. It could have been a lot worse. A broken rib, that’s a couple of weeks. If I can just get healed up. It did suck. When you know when there is something wrong, it sucks and it’s painful, but I feel better now than I did when it first happened. When they first looked at it, they were thinking it was a cartilage tear between the ribcage, and that would have been three months of healing time, plus the comeback. I’m almost grateful that it was just a broken rib. That means six to eight weeks. We’ll see what the doctor says.”
James continued, “It’s frustrating, it’s very frustrating. I was really looking forward to the rematch with Jordynne. I felt like our first match was so good and she pushed me to my limits for sure, so I was excited about that, a round two, and I was excited about Multiverse United, not only because it was going to be in a four-way with four incredibly talented women, but also because it was this cross promotional thing with New Japan. To be taken out of that, you always know it’s a possibility, but you’d rather get pinned before you get hurt, because getting hurt is a whole reset.”
Grace will receive a shot at the IMPACT Knockouts Title at IMPACT Rebellion. She will face the winner of the four-way match from IMPACT x NJPW Multiverse United. If James is cleared, she will be added to match. If she is not cleared, she will relinquish the title.
h/t from Fightful.
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