Mick Foley Opens Up About Being Unhappy With Recent Promo

Mick Foley recently did an interview with the Sunday Night Main Event podcast. Here are the highlights.

On if he is given scripts: “Yeah, sometimes I am handed a script. And it is difficult, because my memory is not what it used to be. It’s, you know, it’s a different process. Guys don’t just show up — the days when I just said ‘Hey, trust me on this’ are largely over.”

On whether the segment was hurt by the championship not being the Hardcore Title: “Well I felt the buzz growing, you know, especially when I, you know, the promo is based around the parts that I didn’t forget, were based around that being champion was [an] around-the-clock job. You don’t just train as a champion, wrestle the champion. The moment I said, ‘It’s 24 hours a day, seven days a week,’ I felt that buzz. At that point if I had pulled out anything but the Hardcore Title, it was going to be a big letdown. So when I pulled out this new title belt, I felt all the oxygen leave the room.”

On what he knew about the 24/7 Championship going in: “Oh well, they brought up that they wanted to make the show a little more fun. We understood that it couldn’t be the Hardcore Title, you can’t do the things that we use to do to each other in this current era. And I thought it sounded like fun, like, I was in. And I get asked about things that I don’t [want to do]. You know, it’s like, ‘No, this doesn’t sound like the right fit.’ And this one did sound like fun. So much so that I was going to go to London — not London Ontario, either, but the United Kingdom. And this was one week after I would have returned from doing a few appearances for the Undertaker in the UK. So I was all in.”

On his promo introducing the title: “I wasn’t happy with my promo. I thought it was the worst promo I’ve given in-ring in many — well I guess there were a couple of worse ones when I was GM. As far as the one offs, I think it was the worst I’ve done in a number of years. But I still saw it, even when there was backlash against the title, that people were going to get into the spirit of it, and it was going to be a fun part of the show. And I think that is the case.”