WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley posted the following on his Facebook page regarding Monday’s RAW, Batista’s heel turn and WrestleMania XXX:
If you knew from the begginning what a super hot heel a win at the Royal Rumble would make Dave Batista, then you were smarter than all of us.
If you didn’t know, and were then forced to adap to a unique set of cirumstances that the backlash from the Rumble provided, then you adapted very well.
With one outstanding Raw, you’ve got me, and millions of fans around the world excited about the biggest showcase in our business, and I’m thrilled to be going.
When I expressed concern after the Rumble, you told me not to judge a book by its cover. I came darn close to just putting that book back on the shelf, but it now looks like the final few chapters are going to turn into a captivating page-turner.
Onn behalf of RAINN, which saw a HUGE jump in #WrestlemaniaDreamVacation raffle entries after last night’s Raw, thank you for the difference you are allowing them to make in the lives of thousands of people through this raffle – 100% of which goes to RAINN, the largest ant-sexual assault group in the US. Even as I was voicing my displeasure with some of the shows, you were sending me HOF tickets, allowing WWE Superstars and Divas to participate, and asking how you could help to make my raffle better.
Thanks also for allowing me to speak my mind without any private or public reprimand. Yes, I’ll admit that attending the Knicks game in my pajamas, while officially representing the company was a form of protest. Maybe not as blatant as smashing my TV, but a form of protest, nonetheless. But as my friend Brendon Burns, a brilliant comic from Australia, with an incredible mind for the wrestling business (who would love to write for you guys, by the way) put it – WWE’s recent shows have actually helped create one of the most fascinating, influential characters we’ve seen in wrestling in years: the fans.
Newly excited fans can learn more about, and enter the #WrestlemaniaDReamVacationRaffle at http://www.rainn.org/wrestlemania-dream-vacation-raffle-2014