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By Mike Johnson on 2016-12-08 09:45:00

Multiple WWE sources have confirmed that Mickie James has signed a multi-year deal with the company.

Currently, the plan is for James to appear on the Smackdown brand, likely debuting in January 2017.

The former WWE Women's champion returned to the company for the first time in six years at the WWE NXT Takeover event in Toronto, losing a great match to Asuka.  From the second she arrived in Toronto, internally it was considered just a matter of time before the company locked her into a deal again.

James, 37, had a great run with WWE including a tremendous Wrestlemania 21 bout against Trish Stratus.  Since leaving WWE, she has recorded a country album, began work on a second, married former TNA champion Nick "Magnus" Aldis, gave birth to their son and has worked consistently in TNA and around the world on independents, including Tommy Dreamer's House of Hardcore.

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