Source: The Swerve Magazine
"I think it's a talent thing, too. We all have to step up and want to take that spot. You can't just be handed it, you have to take it. If you bust your butt, it definitely shines through. I think that we're seeing some people we really didn't see before really start to step into a bigger spotlight. (TNA) is doing that Main Event Mafia (angle) and Magnus has stepped up, who nobody saw coming because he's the only guy in that group that wasn't in the main event spot. He has everything that the company is looking for in a main event star. I love what they're doing with AJ (Styles) now. He's had the same type of character pretty much since day one. To have that rougher side of him is unique and exciting to see. Now Chris Sabin is our world champion, which is something nobody saw coming. He's one of the talented guys on our roster, but he's also a smaller guy. When you think of world champion, you don't think of one of the smaller guys. It just goes to show its exiting for us all and its a fresh change, it makes for more compelling television with all the different people he can work with and the different matches he can have. He's so different stylistically."
If there was resentment or backlash with Brooke Hogan joining TNA: "I think, perhaps there was some of that (feeling) at first. She's not an active wrestler, she's just more of a personality. In her role, with what's she's doing on television, she's doing a fabulous job. I don't expect to see her step into the ring. Its no secret that there was that bit of a catch-22 in the sense of 'Oh, she's just Hogan's daughter.' It was up to her to change their minds at the end of the day, and I feel she's done a great job. Nobody views her as a wrestler. If she would've came in to try wrestle, I think it would be a different (feeling)."
Mickie also discussed advice she received from Shawn Michaels, wanting to become a wrestler, balancing wrestling with her music career, if Sting and Hulk Hogan are approachable backstage and more. You can read the full interview by clicking here.
Vince Russo's Nuclear Heat: Where Are Casual Fans, Roman Reigns' Character, Ziggler, EC3, More
TNA Releases Awesome Kong Following Locker Room Altercation
Views From The Turnbuckle: Is PG Really The Problem?
Another Two NXT Talents Gone, Five NXT Names In Total Released
Jim Ross Blogs On Not Attending This Year's WrestleMania, If AJ Styles Is Too Small To Draw, More
Brock Lesnar In Action This Weekend, AJ Styles Note, WWE Football Helmets, Divas - Super Bowl, More
New Bullet Club Leader Reportedly Set To Take Over AJ Styles' ROH Schedule?
Update On WWE World Heavyweight Title Plans For WrestleMania 32, Triple H Notes From Royal Rumble
WWE Officials Want Retired Hall Of Famer To Have Significant Role At WrestleMania 32
More Possible WrestleMania 32 Plans For Braun Strowman, Backstage Talk On Match With Undertaker
CM Punk Interview Ends After Heated Exchange; Punk On Not Answering WWE Questions, His MMA Training
Original Plans For AJ Styles' WWE Royal Rumble Elimination, NXT To The UK?, Styles - Gallows Figures
Top WWE Officials Reportedly Meet With Lucha Underground Officials, Lucha Turns Down TNA Idea
ECW Original Axl Rotten Passes Away (Updated)