Saturday, February 24

7 Things You Should Know About Mickie James’ Romantic Relationships

There’s no doubt that Mickie James is a class act. Nobody speaks ill of her, and there’s a reason for that: she’s just so good both inside and outside of the ring. Every time a wrestler talks about James, it’s almost always to praise her, and her resume backs her up as well.


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Now, everyone knows what Mickie James has accomplished inside the ring, but not many fans know about her private life. She’s a wrestler, so it shouldn’t be a surprise that she has had relationships with other wrestlers as well. James is currently married, but it took a few failed relationships to get to the point where she found her “one.”


7 Mickie James Started Dating John Cena In 2008

Cena Broke Up With Mickie In 2009

Mickie James John Cena

  • John Cena dated many other WWE wrestlers
  • Cena ended his relationship
  • Both wrestlers interacted on television a few times

John Cena has had relationships with many wrestlers in the past. Most notably, he was even engaged to Nikki Bella at one point. John Cena also had a relationship with Mickie James in the late 2000s. They also interacted with each other a few times on Raw.

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6 Breakup With John Cena Was Tough For Mickie

Became Hard To Deal With Backstage

  • John Cena married Elizabeth Huberdeau
  • Divorced in 2012
  • Cena is now married to Shay Shariatzadeh

At the time, John Cena was dating his high school sweetheart, Elizabeth Huberdeau, and they were supposed to marry each other in 2009. So John Cena broke up with Mickie James, but she didn’t take this well. They were having many issues behind the scenes, so WWE moved her to Smackdown.

5 WWE Reportedly Fired Her In 2010 Because Of John Cena

Fans Didn’t Like Her Final Storyline

John Cena and Mickie James' picture collage

  • Mickie James returned to TNA after her release
  • John Cena was allegedly behind the awful Piggy James storyline
  • Returned to WWE in 2017

If this wasn’t enough, Mickie James also got fired because of John Cena. She was released in 2010, and before that, WWE did the Piggy James angle, which is still one of the most distasteful storylines in WWE history.

Even Mickie James didn’t like being part of this storyline, as she revealed on The Kurt Angle Show.

4 Mickie James Married Nick Aldis In 2015

Both Wrestlers Met In TNA

  • Nick Aldis worked as Magus in WWE
  • Former TNA World Heavyweight Champion
  • Joined WWE in 2023

Mickie James is married to WWE Smackdown General Manager Nick Aldis. They began their relationship when they were both in TNA, and at the time, Aldis was known as Magnus. They have been together since 2010. Aldis and James tied the knot back in 2015 and have a son together.

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3 Mickie James Was Engaged To Kenny Dykstra

Kenny Claimed Mickie Cheated On Him

mickie james and kenny (1)

  • Kenny was part of The Spirit Squad in WWE
  • Released from WWE in 2008
  • Made a return in 2016

Before Mickie James married Nick Aldis or even started her fling with John Cena, she was engaged to another wrestler known as Kenny Dykstra. He and Mickie were still in a relationship when the 11-time Women’s Champion started her affair with John Cena. Kenny found out about their affair when Mickie was searching about her relationship with Cena on the web. “She was googling ‘Mickie James and John Cena dating.’ I asked why, she broke down crying. Then I heard more from others,” he said. On Lilian Garcia’s podcast in 2017, Mickie James talked about these accusations and said that most of it was a lie to increase his book sales.

2 Mickie James Allegedly Dated CM Punk

James & Punk Are Good Friends

  • CM Punk has been married to AJ Lee since 2014
  • Had relationships with wrestlers like Victoria and Lita
  • James and Punk once teamed up in 2009

Around 2003, there were some rumors that CM Punk and Mickie James were involved romantically. This story was never confirmed by anyone, but fans do know that Punk and James are close friends. The Cult of Personality even mentioned James in a recent Raw promo, and then James tweeted a throwback picture of them with the caption: “That’s my brother. That’s my friend.”

1 She Dated Joey Mercury In The Early 2000s

Broke Up For Unknown Reasons

mickie james and joey mercury

  • Joey Mercury had multiple stints in WWE
  • 3-time WWE Tag Team Champion
  • Released in 2007 due to a Wellness Policy violation

This is one of those relationships that most fans haven’t even heard about until now. Joey Mercury and Mickie James were together in the early 2000s back when they were in OVW. It’s said that they only dated briefly – from 2003 to 2004 – but during a shoot interview, Joey said their relationship lasted around three and a half years.

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