At the event, James defeated Maryse to win her first Divas Championship, becoming only the second Diva in history to have held both the Women's and Divas titles. After Backlash, James would only make sporadic appearances on television, wrestling occasionally in tag-matches and rarely in singles competition. James defeated Angelina Love to become the number one contender to the championship. On the August 14 episode of Raw, James defeated Emma in singles competition. Over the following couple of weeks, SmackDown consultant Vickie Guerrero was introduced into the rivalry, choosing to side with LayCool over James. Four days later, it was revealed that James had failed to come to terms on a contract renewal with TNA. She defeated Mike Mondo in the first round, only to lose to Blaster Lashley in the next round. This was done to write off James from television, as she had no more dates set with the company at the time. TV's tribute to the troops. Total Nonstop Action Wrestling — [ edit ] Main article: Afterwards, Asuka refused to shake her hand as a sign of disrespect. After the match, James agreed to honor Stratus' wishes and attempted to kiss her. Tessmacher in a four-way match that also included Tara and Velvet Sky, while also showing signs of a heel turn due to jealousy of Sky. The Gathering While working in Ring of Honor for a year, James also debuted as Alexis Laree in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling TNA on the company's first ever weekly pay-per-view , introduced as a participant in the lingerie battle royal , which occurred the following week. Although originally promoted as a singles match, interference by MCW's Renee Michelles' and Jessie Kayes' rivalry occurred during the match, resulting in the match being turned into a tag team match with Mickie and Michelle facing Angelina and Kayes, which James and Michelle won. James and Love fought in the main event, with Candice Michelle as the special guest referee, where Love pinned James after an interference from Velvet Sky. Despite the defeat, James continued to be enamored of Stratus, which made Stratus uncomfortable.