In a statement on IMPACT Wrestling’s official website, IMPACT Wrestling Executive Vice President Scott D’Amore commented on the news that current IMPACT Knockouts Champion Mickie James will be part of the 2022 Women’s WWE Royal Rumble Match later this month.

D’Amore’s statement reads, “WWE wanted it, Mickie wanted it and IMPACT Wrestling’s philosophy is always to work with other major promotions to create buzz for the fans. Everything is signed and agreed with WWE and IMPACT Wrestling – the only question is whether or not Mickie will enter one of WWE’s most historic annual matches as the reigning Knockouts World Champion. There’s never been a time like this for wrestling fans. In a 12 month period, IMPACT Wrestling has worked with NWA, AAA, New Japan, AEW, and now WWE. IMPACT Wrestling is the nexus of the forbidden door era.”