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At SummerSlam 2008

"In my opinion, the best pure babyfaces of all time are Brad Armstrong, Ricky Steamboat and Mickie James. Mickie is always moving forward, up on the balls of her feet, going at her opponent. She always has that energy and passion, and it's infectious. Her smile is genuine. When she is winning, we celebrate with her. And when she is getting beat down, we want to fight for her."

Mickie Laree James-Aldis (born Mickie Laree James on August 31, 1979 in Montpelier, Virginia), already a local softball legend, became more widely known as an American valet and country music singer turned professional wrestler, trained by the staff of KYDA and The Funkin' Conservatory. She has had multiple runs in the NWA, particularly in TNA, which was founded as a member promotion, where she is a three-time TNA Knockouts Champion as well as a run in WWE between 2005 and 2010 where she is a former 5x WWE Women's Champion and a 1x WWE Divas' Champion. She has also competed, usually under the name Alexis Laree, for CHIKARA, AAA, Ring of Honor and has been a SCW Diva Champion (2001), FCW Ladies Champion (2002), CSWF Women's Champion (2003), Pro Wrestling Universal Women's Champion (2003), NWA Cyberspace Women's Champion (2003), ICW Junior Heavyweight Champion (2003), DCW Women's Champion (2003) and more in many other independent promotions. She was inducted into the Covey Pro Hall Of Fame in 2014. She returned to WWE in 2016 and was released again in 2021.


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"Hardcore Country Tropes!":

  • Aborted Arc
    • Whatever Mickie James's history was with Beth Phoenix wasn't revealed as Beth was sidelined with a broken jaw and was never reinserted in the storyline. The implication was that the two of them dated and it ended badly.
    • Her heel turn and feud with Velvet Sky looked to be aborted when Velvet left the company. She came back, however, and the story restarted after a while.
  • Action Mom: Gave birth to a son, Donovan, in September 2014. Returned to the ring for 2CW Christmas Chaos and beat Cherry Bomb.
  • A Friend in Need: Back when they were friends anyway, Alexis Laree saved Jillian Hall from then WWE women's champion Molly Holly and Nikita Fink, and ended up putting an end to Jillian and Nikita's feud.
  • Amazonian Beauty: Not to the degree of Beth Phoenix, but she does have some pretty nice biceps, and had them even when she was a 110 lbs soaking wet manager.
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  • Ambiguously Bi: Mickie the character has shown blatant attraction to Trish Stratus, as well as a move that involved her kissing an opponent before kicking them, and was implied to have dated Beth Phoenix in the past, but she also had a relationship with John Cena.
  • Ambiguously Brown: She has natural olive skin from Native American heritage, but she had light hair and was presented as white for most of her WWE career. The exception is the time she wore a Native American costume for Halloween and a Braids, Beads and Buckskins outfit before her release. Her Native American heritage and Southern roots were played up more when she went to TNA.
  • Arch-Enemy
  • The Artifact: Her theme, "Obsession" is so fitting for her that it would be weird to change it, even if it is named after her old crazed fan gimmick.
  • Ascended Fangirl: Her first storyline with Trish. Incidentally this is the real life story between Mickie and Valentina, minus the psychotic breakdown.
  • Badass Native: Her appearances in Florida Championship Wrestling were pushed by Native American Wrestling and her FCW Ladies title defenses took place on a Seminole reservation in Florida. This made Fyfe dislike her even more, as Laree is a member of the Powhatan tribe located in Virginia and Fyfe whined simply having native blood shouldn't have gotten her that spot.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Her attires are noticeably more modest than most other Divas, but she still shows off her tummy fairly often.
  • Bash Brothers: Alexis Laree had Jake Damien, Jimmy Z, Sasha, Playboy Pete Jannings, Dirty Money, Joey Matthews, Christian York, Julio Dinero, AJ Styles and Amazing Red. Raven through his brainwashing and CM Punk. Mickie had Kofi Kingston in WWE, then Caleb Konley and Cedric Alexander.
  • Battle Couple: Mickie and Magnus against James Storm and whoever else, such as Serena Deeb in TNA, after Storm attempted to kill Mickie by pushing her in front of a train while she was still pregnant. Less personally they also went on an international tour that saw them face off against Blue Nikita with Crazy Sexy Mike, Ray Lyn with Dylan Bostic and Viper with Mr. Anderson.
  • Battle Strip: James was attacked by Shelly Martinez five minutes before the intermission of the May 2015 Big Time Wrestling Show was supposed to end and thus wasn't dressed for a match. But James gained the advantage, threw Martinez in the ring and threw off her excess clothing.
  • Beta Bitch: When paired with Alexa Bliss, herself a class-A Alpha Bitch. She tends to just go along with whatever nasty thing Alexa's doing that week and being her cheerleader and crony, seldom picking her own fights other than briefly feuding with Becky Lynch, who she saw as trying to erase her accomplishments in the years prior to the Women's Revolution.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Nikki Bella described Mickie as an ideal locker room leader, saying she was the kind of person who was "super sweet but would still keep you in check", and that the environment suffered when she left.
  • Big Entrance: She rode to the ring on an ATV at American Revolution Wrestling's outdoor shows.
  • Bored with Insanity: Unlike Victoria, her change in behavior was addressed. Specifically, a single day of Trish acting the way Mickie had been most of the year made Mickie realize she had lost herself in obsession. But a lot of fans still didn't like it and considered her to have degenerated into a Trish Stratus clone.
  • Braids, Beads and Buckskins: Played up her Native American heritage in both WWE and TNA.
  • The Bus Came Back: After six years she returned to WWE to face Asuka for the NXT Women's Championship, and then appeared on SmackDown as a sidekick to Alexa Bliss.
  • But Not Too Black: She opted for light brown hair while she was in WWE and downplayed her Native American heritage (save for one Halloween costume contest where she dressed up in a Pocahontas costume. In her last year with the company she darkened her hair and adopted ring attire that evoked Braids, Beads and Buckskins.
  • Buxom Is Better: Once she got her breast implants. She rivaled Jillian Hall as the most over woman in Ohio Valley, but neither of them got WWE's attention until they went under the knife.
  • By the Hair: Yanked Marti Belle around this way in American Revolution Wrestling. It was only after fans spent about three minutes chanting "grab her hair", but James made a point to do so at least once in every ARW match they had afterward.
  • Cain and Abel: Alexis Laree was the Able to Valentina's Cain (despite what Valentina had to say). The feud was started by Valentina's envy over big sister's success.
  • Celebrity Endorsement: Eventually got a deal with Dr. Pepper.
  • Celebrity Resemblance: The Miz compared her to Rachael Ray to emphasize how much better looking he thought Maryse was. Voice-wise, she sounds almost exactly like Eliza Dushku.
  • Chain Pain: Discussed when Mickie James laid out challenger to her Covey Pro Women's title belt Jessie Belle Smothers, who had hidden a chain in her shirt, causing the ref to suspect Mickie had used it. Jessie rolled up Mickie while tried to explain what had really happened.
  • Chairman of the Brawl: Subverted in the United Wrestling Federation when Mistress Belmont threw a chair at James, who simply unfolded and sat on it.
  • Charlie Brown from Outta Town: It was revealed to be her interfering on Alexa Bliss's behalf as 'La Luchadora'.
  • Comedic Spanking
    • Laree got ridden by G.I. Ho at a DWOW show.
    • James gave one to Mistress Belmont, who was being a particularly bad sport at a United event.
  • Cool Teacher: She's ran some training sessions for WWE's FCW/NXT.
  • Corpsing: Paul London/Santino Marella has burst on the scene spouting something so inane the rest of the locker room can but stare in confusion, anger or revulsion...except little Alexis/Mickie. Watch the camera frantically pan away!
  • Costume Copycat: It started out subtle but then she started looking really like Trish, as part of her apparent Sanity Slippage.
  • Country Mouse: Played up more in TNA, emphasising her country roots.
  • Country Music: Dived into after leaving WWE, her theme "hardcore country" being self done.
  • Cut Short: Her run as CSWF Women's Champion, due to her WWE developmental delaying title defenses. The belt was vacated, then taken by Trinity after she defeated April Hunter during TNA's invasion of the promotion.
  • Cute Bruiser: Especially with the childish persona she displayed in BBOW. She may have been kind and bubbly but pushing her buttons may lead to getting one of the best punches in the business. It remained, as Mickie James knocked out Winter during a 2011 TNA live event in San Francisco.
  • Dangerously Short Skirt: Pro Wrestling Syndicate officials noticed a little too late that James's skirt was a little too short for a referee's. And one of her first actions as a referee was to punch La Rosa Negra, who until then had been using her favoritism with the commissioner to abuse referees. Unsurprisingly, James didn't keep her job.
  • Dare to Be Badass: On the August 25th 2011 TNA Impact, Mickie reached the peak of her frustration with Winter's tricks, announced her intentions to leave everything in the ring and dared Winter to see if she could keep up. That Mickie wore a new head piece and long coat for added effect made it all the better when despite Angelina Love's efforts, this ploy worked.
  • Dead Star Walking: On Psych episode Lethal Weapon.
  • Dirty Coward: For her 2013 Heel turn, she started doing everything she could to avoid getting into a rematch with Velvet Sky for the Knockouts Title, when she had previously treated Velvet as a Worthy Opponent.
  • "Do It Yourself" Theme Tune: "Hardcore Country," in TNA. The title is also her Red Baron.
  • Dude, Where's My Respect?: Her reasoning behind her Face–Heel Turn siding with Alexa Bliss in 2017 is that the "shoved-down-your-throat" corporate branding of the WWE Women's Revolution completely overlooked Mickie's career and previous sacrifices, and Alexa was the only one of the new girls who approached Mickie and remembered all her accomplishments. She took a particular dislike to Becky Lynch and went so far as to accuse her of being a pretender to her throne; Lynch was angered and hurt by this, as she looked up to and respected James ever since she was young.
  • Eagleland: A favorably viewed "Guapa Americana" in WWC against ODB, who embodied all the negative aspects of the trope.
  • Emotional Bruiser: She cried more than any of the other WWE Divas, which was mocked by Beth Phoenix and a source of entertainment for Laycool. Neither was without consequence as they both had title reigns ended by Mickie.
  • Enemy Mine
    • Beth Phoenix and Passion joined forces to take Alexis Laree out of OVW. Later, Passion and Alexis put their differences aside to fight Jillian Hall and her bodyguard, Melissa Coates.
    • With Sweet Saraya in SHIMMER over the common ground that was Nicole Matthews and the fact Matthews was being backed up by The Kimber Bombs, James starting to develop a rivalry with Kimber Lee.
  • Expository Hairstyle Change: She would often dye her hair dark blond or light brown in WWE, which she stopped doing a few months before she left.
  • Expy: Has one in Psycho!AJ Lee. The only real difference is that AJ's gimmick has actually managed to get over as heel, in comparison to Mickie who was never booed in WWE. As far as angles themselves, Victoria eventually decided and set out to prove Mickie was an inferior imitation of herself.
  • Face: Mickie James is primarily a babyface wherever she goes. Due to being a Plucky, Genki Girl and natural likeability, she plays the role easily. She had a heel run in WWE but was cheered the whole time. She turned heel in TNA but left shortly after. On the indies, Mickie will always be booked as a face. That being said, upon her 2017 return to WWE, she did so as a heel accomplice to Alexa Bliss, but she eventually turned on Alexa, seemingly returning to being a face, albeit a Good Is Not Nice version.
  • Face–Heel Turn: In TNA it was teased a few times but it was ages before she finally turned, taking advantage of Velvet Sky's injured leg to win the Knockouts Championship.
  • Finishing Move: The Implant DDT. Mickie added a crossed legged STF to her arsenal during her second TNA run. Alexis Laree had an inverted DDT up until she went into OVW and began to develop her five moves of doom. The Long Kiss Goodnight could also qualify; Mickie grab her opponent's head, lays one on them, then immediately hits a reverse roundhouse kick.
  • Fire-Forged Friends
    • She and Melina were initially rivals, but Mickie started to feel sorry for her after Beth turned on Melina. This progressed to Mickie shielding an injured Melina from a double team at the hands of Victoria and Natalya. Melina was Mickie's most powerful ally in the Survivor Series match at the 2009 event.
    • She and Tara found common ground in TNA, mutual disdain for Madison Rayne. This lead to Mickie helping Tara get out of her contract to Madison. When they met up in Maryland Championship wrestling Tara chose Mickie over Melina when Melina interrupted Mickie's ladies night match against Amber Rodriguez, so at the very least there was a degree of respect.
  • Five Moves of Doom: Jumping clothesline, Thesz press, back elbow, corner headscissors, implant DDT. Initially most of these moves, among some others, were occasionally used or at least recently at the time used by Trish and Mickie made them her signature moves, to show she was borrowing from her idol but adapting her own style. She later settled on those for her sequence.
  • Foe Romance Subtext: With "The Giant Killer" Mike Mondo, which Alexis recognized and was disgusted by.
  • Foot Focus: Alexis Laree had a pair of "monkey socks", so she could wave at her fans during promos with her feet.
  • Force Feeding:
    • Expressed a desire to feed people Jeff Jarrett's balls while part of The Gathering.
    • Michelle McCool also force fed her a pig cake and poured punch all over her during the Piggy James storyline.
  • For Your Own Good: Alexis didn't mind Valentina being in SCW or TNA too much but objected to her joining Women's Extreme Wrestling, which was full of nudity and garbage wrestling
  • Gainaxing: Have you seen her entrance?
  • Genki Girl: Discussed by the OVW commentary team who said the last thing Alexis needed was caffeine.
  • Gimmick Matches
    • A strange example, boxing matches were practically Alexis Laree's signature gimmick match BBOW. In a more straightforward example, she wrestled Riptide in a ladder match. In a really strange example, an out of the blue "taped fist" match with Sarita in TNA.
    • During the lead up to Lita's retirement match, Mickie James kept being given one sided stipulations to wrestle under, having to face Lita while having an arm tied behind her back, her feet shackled together or a bag over her head.
  • Girl-on-Girl Is Hot
    • When she kissed Trish under the mistletoe, gaining an Earth-shattering pop from the audience.
    • Invoked when with the goodnight kiss/of death and earlier on in Ring Of Honor with Allison Danger, who kissed her both to taunt all the guys who liked Alexis Laree but wouldn't be getting any and Alexis herself for her optimistic ideal of the promotion. But then Allison decided she liked it began stalking Alexis for more.
  • Girlish Pig Tails: They looked significantly less girlish when Laree wrestled with a bandana in between them. Still, she had a childlike gimmick so it counts.
  • Glass Jaw Referee: La Rosa Negra was allowed to use referees as weapons or shields in her mission to keep the Pro Wrestling Syndicate's "Bombshells" title belt away from Missy Sampson, by order of the commissioner himself. Mickie James wouldn't play along though.
  • Good vs. Good: Vs Black Rose during WWC's Aniversario tour-the only such showdown with an off islander Black Rose had in WWC by virtue of Sarita taking all the heat with Shawn Hernandez in her corner.
  • Groin Attack
    • While in Ring Of Honor she caught The Christopher Street Connection's Mace in the balls when he decided to titillate Allison Danger by sticking his crotch in her face. He went down pretty quickly after that and Alexis still maintained the Code of Honour by shaking his hand.
    • Did this to Trish Stratus at WrestleMania 22. However, unlike every time this had been done before in pro wrestling, this was meant as sexual, topped off by her licking in between her fingers to a huge pop from the crowd. It was edited out of the DVD release because Vince McMahon just didn't like it. It is also similarly edited on the WWE Network stream of Wrestlemania 22 as when the moment comes up, the stream cuts to an obligatory crowd shot, likely crushing many Fangirl hearts.
    • During Insane Championship Wrestling's 2015 "Come As You Are"James did this to Kay Lee Ray in the first round of the women's title tournament.
  • Halloween Cosplay:
  • Heel–Face Revolving Door: Her second WWE run has been this. Debuted in NXT as a face, turned heel and joined forces with Alexa Bliss on SmackDown, turned on Alexa and became a face shortly before moving to RAW, then a few months later, turned heel and rejoined Bliss.
  • Humiliating Wager: Put her hair on the line against Madison Rayne's title for 2011's Lockdown PPV. She won the match in a few seconds, even with a partially separated shoulder.
  • Hypocrite: After the "Piggy James" incident, one wouldn't think Mickie would joint Alexa Bliss in fat-shaming Nia Jax, but she did(unless you saw her in AAA's Sociedad, where they all picked on Mari Apache).
  • I Have Many Names: Besides Alexis Laree, Mickie James has also gone by Vickie Adams and Super Ball
  • I Have the High Ground: Defeated Tara on the December 9, 2010 TNA Impact with a Lou Thesz Press from the top of a cage!
  • Improvised Weapon: When Mickie's chances against Lita looked hopeless, since she could not keep up with her feet shackled, D-Generation X slipped her an over sized sausage to level the playing field.
  • Informed Flaw: A sympathetic example of Hollywood Pudgy but fans were pissed because it reminded them of all the women who weren't treated sympathetically, such as Molly Holly. This was also an example of Ripped from the Headlines. Numerous fans on the internet had been calling her fat for ages, among other things. When she was being teased by the Miz, Mickie retorted that he was always using the net to get his insults.
  • I Was Young and Needed the Money: Her explanation and feelings over her multiple, explicit nude shoots while trying to make it in wrestling. In Ring Of Honor, this was her opinion about a lot of promotions she had previously worked for, being so happy to finally be able to show what she could do in serious company with a code of honor. Then Allison Danger subjected her to a spanking. This lead to Alexis cutting ties with Julio Dinero, who did not seem to understand why this made her so upset all of the sudden.
  • Kick Chick: In her WWE run Mickie was known for a spinning back kick, a reverse spin kick and Trish's Chick Kick (Mick Kick when she used it).
  • Kiss of Death: One of her sort of finishing moves, it's really the capoeira kick that comes after the kiss that is the finishing move.
  • Leitmotif:
    • Icebreaker in TNA, prior to singing her own song anyway.
    • Obsession in WWE and WSU
  • Loony Fan: To Trish Stratus, which became Psycho Lesbian during her feud with Ashley Massaro and then Stalker with a Crush after her Face–Heel Turn.
  • Loser Leaves Town: Beat Nikita Fink in a loser leaves OVW match.
  • Made of Iron:
    • She took a few bumps that had or would have put others out, such as a fall on her neck from the ring she took in a falls count anywhere match that lead to a rushed finish with Melina as the champion...but Mickie proved to be not too injured to continue. Melina stated Mickie nearly killed herself in that match and called her crazy for continuing to wrestle instead of taking time off for her neck. Tazz pointed out this trait when Winter dumped her onto concrete in TNA.
    • At TNA Lockdown 2011, April 17, 2011, she Squashed Madison Rayne for the TNA Knockouts Title in a Hair vs. Hair Cage Match in 34 SECONDS with her arm in a sling! It was put in a sling after being run over with a motorcycle!
  • Malevolent Masked Men: Returned on the January 17, 2017 edition of Smackdown as the villainous La Luchadora; attacking Becky Lynch and helping Alexa Bliss beat Lynch in a steel cage match.
  • Mini Dress Of Power: Much like Melina, she debuted in a skirt and continued to wear skirts for a little while into her WWE career before deciding she'd be taken more seriously in shorts or tights. In later TNA runs she got a little blue skirt with white stars, which went nice with a red top, red boots and a little gold.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Well conditioned, flexible, strong and willing to wear very little clothing. That's before one looks at some of her personally specific antics.
  • My Greatest Failure: A match she lost to Devin Sturgis that lead to him taking control of the KYDA promotion.
  • Nice Cap: Added one on her entrance outfit around 2008-2010.
  • Older Hero Versus Younger Villain
    • In her feud with Trish, she was the young villain in her first year with the company, while Trish was in her last.
    • She feuded over the Divas' Championship at the age of thirty, with Alicia Fox who was just twenty-three.
    • Madison Rayne teased her for being old, even though Mickie was younger than Tara, who Rayne was sending after her. Still older than Madison, so it counts.
    • Her feud with Alexa Bliss on Raw seems to be a rehashing of "Piggie James" only with Mickie's age being mocked instead of her weight. At 38, she is the second oldest woman wrestler on the roster (the oldest being Tamina, and only by a few months), but is actually younger than both AJ Styles and John Cena (both 40), two of WWE's top male stars. Double Standard much?
  • Panty Shot: Early in her WWE run, she wore short skirts and nothing but thongs underneath, meaning the audience got a show every time said skirt flipped up. Sadly, management got wise and made her wear boyshorts; eventually she switched to regular tights.
  • Perky Female Minion: To Shorty Smalls, Jake Damien and Tommy Dreamer in KYDA.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: She's only 5'4", but she'll kick your ass back to it's roots.
  • Power Stable: (as Alexis Laree):
  • Power Trio
    • The Amazing Phenomenon with AJ Styles and The Amazing Red
    • Team Original Divas Revolution with Victoria and Jazz in Chikara
  • Put on a Bus: To TNA, following an incident on an overseas tour. Ironically the incident in question involved a bus.note eventually came up with an explanation for Mickie's departure months later in an article where they said LayCool and their taunting caused her to have a breakdown and eventually leave.
  • Real Women Have Curves: Said to LayCool "This is what a real woman looks like". Cue a massive pop from the SmackDown audience. Though she did admirably say that a woman was beautiful no matter what her body type - whether she was large or skinny. she seems to have forgotten this in 2017, as she continuously refers to the thicker Alexa Bliss as "biscuit butt" in retaliation for the old lady jokes.
    • She seems to have completely forgotten the whole Piggy James ordeal by 2018, when she teamed up with Bliss to bully the much larger Nia Jax (a former plus-size model)
  • Red Baron: "The First Lady Of KYDA Pro" in her managerial days. Jim Ross frequently called her "The Virginia Farm Girl" in her first WWE run. She got "Hardcore Country" in TNA. Her second WWE run saw her try to get "The Seasoned Savage" over.
  • The Rival
    • Candie was first a rival valet (and had some of the same clients like Julio Dinero and Joey Matthews), then a rival wrestler. Eventually they became a tag team. She had the same dynamic with Dawn Marie, whom never became her partner but did face her in some of her favorite WWE matches (dark matches, unfortunately)
    • When asked at Glory, Alexis named Persephone and Sumie Sakai to be her toughest foes but bared no animosity toward them. Didn't have the positive attitude about Persephone until Simply Luscious pulled an Eviler Than Thou at Ring Of Honor though.
    • Lexie Fyfe thought of Laree as worse than a rival, believing herself to have been personally wronged by Alexis and the officials of Florida Championship Wrestling, but despite having been knocked out with her own belt by a thieving Lexie, Alexis did not seem to know how strong that grudge was when she accepted the PGWA's offer for a title shot at Fyfe.
    • Kara Slice was once her most hated enemy, but the two eventually learned to coexist and even managed the same guy (Julio Dinero).
    • Melina Perez in WWE. The two were enemies from the start, there were times Mickie would try to be civil but Melina was unreceptive up until Mickie put her health on the line to protect Melina from Victoria and Natalya. Then they were the best of friends but that did not keep them from ending up as opponents every so often.
    • Speaking of Victoria, she was a given since Mickie started out as an ally of Trish Stratus. Trish theoretically becoming a "common enemy" just made them fight for a shot at her. Victoria, or Tara in the Impact Zone, was usually more of a distraction to Mickie though, only being her main enemy once. On the independent circuit they tag together as often as they are opponents.
    • Prior to WWE Alexis was rivals with Jillian Hall ever since she won a $1000 prize match in OVW and post WWE it continued in National Wrestling Superstars (and elsewhere) as Hall went out of her way to show up Mickie James and undermine her music career.
  • Sanity Slippage: The defining trait of her feud with Trish Stratus. Mickie's admiration for her developed from fandom to a crushm, but Trish kept turning her down, gently first. However, Mickie kept pushing and pushing, leading to an unwanted kiss under the mistletoe and her seeing Trish naked when it clearly made her uncomfortable. Eventually Trish got a little more forceful and finally told Mickie to stay away from her. This led to a Stalker Shrine, kidnapping Trish's kayfabe boyfriend, and finally beating Trish for the Women's Title at WrestleMania 22. However, it didn't stop there. Mickie decided that instead of wanting Trish, she wanted to be Trish, stealing her look, moves, music et al. Trish of course responded in kind, emulating Mickie to a T. While Trish won by DQ in their rematch, Mickie eventually stopped it, saying that seeing Trish act like her put things in perspective and cured her of her obsession.
  • Shout-Out: Frequently kips up after doing moves, something her idol Lita did often as well. In her feud with Trish Stratus, using the Stratusfaction and the "Mick Kick" were intentional examples.
  • Smooch of Victory: Parodied at a TNA live event where she and Earl Hebner nearly passed out during a kiss celebrating her defeat of Winter.
  • Spikes of Villainy: Wore Road Warrior gear when she went bad, during her SCW and BBOW runs.
  • Squash Match:
    • At ROH Epic Encounter, April 12, 2003, she defeated Ariel of The Christopher Street Connection in 35 seconds. Since Becky Bayless was just a manager, theirs likely would have ended even faster if the entirety of Special K had not put the boots to Alexis while the referee's back was turned. Still, pinned Bayless in under two minutes.
    • In OVW she pinned Ms. Blue of Bolin Services in 38 seconds.
    • She seems to do this at least once everywhere she goes. Along with the TNA example under Made of Iron, at Royal Rumble 2010, January 31, 2010, she flattened Alpha Bitch Michelle McCool for the WWE Women's Title in 20 seconds! This was followed by Mickie and the other Divas joining forces to shove Michelle's face into a cake.
  • Stalker Shrine: Images of Mickie James cackling over one were revealed after she turned on Trish Stratus for winning a tag team match without tagging her on Saturday Night Main Event.
  • Stepford Smiler: Her heel turn in TNA revealed she was a Type C, not that her being mad was unprecedented by then.
  • Team Mom: After Lita and Trish Stratus left, other Divas claim that Mickie became the locker room leader.
  • Tomboyish Name: Mickie is not a nickname, it's her full first name.
  • Tweener: To Draco in Leather Pants levels, this was the worst she ever got in WWE. Mickie was never able to get lasting heel heat, not even after she abducted Trish's protegee, busted Trish open when Trish tried to make the save, then licked the blood off her hands. Even during the ECW vs WWE Head to Head TV special when the rest of the WWE side was booed, she was cheered against Jazz. Her gimmicks as Alexis Laree did manage to get over as a heel though, as well as her heel run in TNA against Velvet Sky. Even during that time though, she got as many wild cheers as she did boos in AAA.
  • Two First Names: Mickie James.
  • Under the Mistletoe: To sneak a kiss on Trish.
  • Ur-Example
    • The first holder of Southern Championship Wrestling Diva's Championship belt, which is not to be confused with the Southern Championship Wrestling Florida Women's belt, which Lexie Fyfe was the first holder of (but sometimes is since Fyfe was also the last holder of the SCW Diva's belt before being the first of the SCW FW).
    • The first Florida Championship Wrestling Ladies Champion. While all three belts used the same promotion to cement their legitimacy, her title (alternatively referred to as the FCW Women's or NAWF Ladies title belt) has no continuity with the NWA Florida Women's title (defended in Championship Wrestling From Florida, which had to change its name to FCW, first champion, Mae Young) nor the FCW Divas Championship (defended in WWE's FCW revival, first champion, Naomi Knight)
  • Use Your Head: During a triple threat matach against Bayley and Dana Brooke on RAW, she exchanges strikes with Bayley on the top rope before knocking her down with a headbutt.
  • We Used to Be Friends: Alexis Laree and Jillian Hall were tag team partners in OVW prior to Jillian losing a prize money match and getting a botched boob job which (somehow) damaged her psyche. Alexis tried to stage an intervention but got beat up for it.
  • Woman Child: Alexis Laree had her moments, such as in BBOW when she pestered her tag team partner Candie for her birth control pills because she thought they were candy.
  • Yandere: Could be this at times as a face, as well as a heel.
  • You Are Fat: What Mickie James had to say of AAA's Reina De Reinas Champion Mary Apache after she and Sexy Star defeated her and sister Faby for the second time in the summer of 2011. Hanging out with Star and The Beautiful People in La Sociedad wasn't having the best effect on her.
  • You Go, Girl!: At Impact Championship Wrestling's May 16, 2003 show, she defeated ICW Junior Heavyweight Champion Billy Reil AND Joey Matthews in a three-way match for the title.


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