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The Final Decision on Mickie James’ Status for Rebellion
The fans have filed out of the IMPACT Zone as Knockouts World Champion Mickie James stands alone in the middle of the ring. James has requested that the arena be empty because she could not deliver this address in front of the same fans who supported her throughout the entirety of her Last Rodeo. James says that as a veteran performer, she is constantly reminded of the age difference between her and the rest of the locker room. While James has come to terms with this, one thing she can’t ignore is the pain that she endures. James says she must do what is right for the Knockouts World Championship and for the Knockouts locker room. James reveals that after speaking with her doctor, she is not cleared to compete this Sunday at Rebellion. James addresses Deonna Purrazzo and Jordynne Grace, stating that it is their time now. James relinquishes the Knockouts World Title as Purrazzo and Grace acknowledge what will now be their one-on-one meeting to crown a new Knockouts World Champion this Sunday.