Mick Foley Says Recently Released WWE Superstar Is “Money”
WWE Hall Of Famer Mick Foley was a recent guest on The Wrestling Inc. Daily where he talks about the development of AEW and who it can only be seen as a good thing. He points out that wrestlers having more options is always a positive.
“I looked at some of the financial numbers on how much it was worth when Tony started this venture and what it’s worth now. So it has been a remarkably successful company,” he said. “But I think it’s just part of a broader movement where people just want to watch wrestling. I could be wrong, because maybe during the peak of the territories, there was a better time to be a wrestler. But it’s a really good time to be a wrestler. I think I made a Facebook post that I’ve always resented the term Bill Watts used when he talked about it being a buyer’s market. I think it sounds cold and calculating and makes the wrestlers look like soybean futures instead of humans. But if it was a buyer’s market in 1993, I believe it was a seller’s market.
“Anything good for men and women, I usually say, ‘anything good for boys.’ But I think we have to clearly define men and women,” added Foley. “Because women are such a big part of our business today, the better for everyone. I think it’s good for WWE when they meet talent and the talent decides to go elsewhere because it puts pressure on them to do the right thing. ”
Finally, Mick Foley also said about AJ Francis. He discussed the former Hit Row star in detail, admitting that he thinks Top Dolla is money.
“I’ll cross out, AJ Francis. For me, AJ is money,” says Foley. “A strong, charismatic guy, he’s got a rap album. I asked AJ if WWE had a problem with some of the lyrics. AJ had some strong opinions, he was a proud black man, he made that case known with his lyrics. I think it’s a great album, he has an amazing knack for putting words together, great commercial guy. He said, ‘I don’t even think they know I have an album.’ My career took off when Bruce Prichard overheard me talking to Shawn Michaels about my childhood dream that I had to be Dude Love. Bruce goes to Vince and says, ‘This guy has a much more interesting real-life story than the one we’re presenting, a fictional story.’
“So when I did the live interview with Jim Ross, that’s when it really started for me at WWE. Because, Vince was aware of all I had to offer,” Foley revealed. “I just think if you have someone in development and you’re paying him and you’re looking for the stars of the future and you don’t know about all the assets they bring. You are hurting talent and the company. “
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