Eric Bischoff Recalls Releasing Mick Foley From WCW In 1994

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WWE Hall of Famer and former WCW President Eric Bischoff took to an episode of his 83 Weeks podcast, where he talked about a number of topics including releasing Mick Foley from WCW in 1994 because Mick was a liability.

Bischoff said, “I let Mick go, because Mick was dangerous.” “Mick was intent on wrestling this extreme, high-risk wrestling style — jumping off balconies and things like that. That was the last straw, and I let Mick go because Mick was a liability — not only onto himself but — in certain circumstances in WCW — he was dangerous to the fans. Not intentionally, obviously, but when you’re jumping off balconies onto the floor in front of the crowd, things can go wrong.”

Bischoff also talked about how Foley chose to continue wrestling the way he did after being told to tone down his wrestling style.

“Mick made his own decision to leave WCW. He was given a choice, and he chose to continue wrestling the way he wrestled.”

You can check out Bischoff’s complete podcast below.