WWE Stock Watch: Finn Balor Wins Either Way

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4. Falling: Mickie James

To say that Mickie James hasn’t been used correctly since returning to the WWE would be a huge understatement, because she hasn’t been booked into a credible program. Her feud with Becky Lynch was fine, but neither superstar was given enough promo time to make it feel like it meant something more. The tension teased between James and Alexa Bliss hasn’t amounted to anything either, and we can only hope that the WWE is planning on having James take the title off of Bliss at some point. I mean, what was the point of having her turn face and ask for a title shot from Bliss in the first place?

James and Bliss faced off on Raw, and the former superstar lost after taking a vicious shot to the face and a DDT. Then, Bliss brought out the kendo stick to further tease her ridiculous “Kendo Stick on a Pole” match with Bayley, striking James with the weapon.

Mickie James is one of the best wrestlers in the world right now, and I feel entirely confident in saying that she is one of the greatest women’s wrestlers of all-time. How ironic is it, then, that in kayfabe she complained about receiving a lack of respect from the current generation, and yet it seems like the company itself has disrespected her via poor booking? From being a sleeper to win the SmackDown Women’s Championship at WrestleMania 33 to being bereft of a feud, James deserves so much better.

Now that I’m complaining about this, she’ll probably end up winning the title off of Alexa.