Mickie James Discusses John Cena, The Hard Knox Connection Update, Lilian Garcia

— GoErie.com has an article on Mickie James discussing how the women’s wrestlers earn respect from the guys, how she got her start in professional wrestling, branching out into television and films, winning the WWE Women’s Championship for the first time, and more.

James also said John Cena is one of her best friends on the road.

“I hang out with John. He’s a sweetheart, and he’s very personable,” James told GoErie.com. “He hangs out with everybody as well. Usually, he’s more laid back. He doesn’t really go to the clubs. It’s kind of hard for him to go out when you know you will get mobbed.

“I can only imagine being on that level. When I go out, I get mini-mobbed, in comparison. I’ve seen him get attacked, and I’m like ‘Oh, my God, how does he deal with that?’ He can’t do anything, go to the beach and chill. But he’s cool. He’s awesome, a real good friend of mine. I love John to death.”

Click here to read the article.

— WWE’s recent tour of Europe was sponsored by a cereal mascot by the name of the Honey Monster. The official website of the Honey Monster has uploaded several photos from the tour, including a shot of the mascot with “The Hard Knox Connection” — Charlie Haas and Mike Knox.

Based on this week’s SmackDown spoilers, company officials have apparently called off plans to put the two together as a tag team on SmackDown. Haas and Knox were paired up together during the European tour.

— Lilian Garcia will be a celebrity judge for the NFL’s New York Jets “Flight Crew” cheerleading finals tomorrow afternoon. The ring announcer of Raw issued the following notice on her MySpace account (myspace.com/liliangarcia):

“Lilian is very honored and excited to have been asked to be a celebrity judge this Saturday, May 9th for the Finals of the NY Jets Flight Crew Cheerleading tryouts! The list of celebrity judges include Jets safety Kerry Rhodes, entertainer Donnie Klang, WWE Diva/Singer Lilian Garcia, CBS Sports reporter Sam Ryan and SNY’s Steve Overmyer. “I am very much looking forward to this event and wish the girls lots of luck!!”

Forever Rockin’
Lilian 🙂

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