James wrestled her first TNA pay-per-view match at Turning Point, where she battled Tara to a double disqualification. On the March 17 episode of Impact! On the following episode of Impact Wrestling, James defeated Madison Rayne to earn a rematch for the title. Her angle with Stratus continued into Backlash during a rematch after Stratus legitimately dislocated her shoulder when James threw her out of the ring. After Stratus pushed her away, James attacked Stratus in the ring and later vowed to destroy her.