• Former WWF Champion Criticizes Vince McMahon For Making Wrestlers Lose In Their Hometowns
On the latest episode of his weekly ‘Foley Is Pod’ podcast, Old School WWF Legend Mick Foley talked about Vince McMahon’s way of booking over the years and stated that he didn’t enjoy those times when a major WWF/WWE Superstar had to lose in his/her respective hometown.
Here’s what the multi-time New York Times best-selling author had to say:
“There is a part of Vince that genuinely likes to make dreams come true. He likes to do that for his audience. I think you could argue that he puts them through an unnecessary ringer sometimes, you know?
Like I’m not a fan of having people lose and get embarrassed in their hometowns. I guess he thinks, you know, it’s good heat.
I would rather have seen, you know, Charlotte Flair go over in Charlotte and Sasha [Banks] go over in Boston instead of vice versa.”
Mick Foley first appeared on WWF TV in 1986 (as Jack Foley) & 1987 (as Nick Foley) as a jobber to lose to several WWF Superstars, before finally getting a big break as a Superstar himself in 1996, when he attacked The Undertaker on his first (televised) night back with the company.
Over the years, he portrayed multiple characters in the WWF/WWE, including Mankind, Cactus Jack & Dude Love.
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWE HISTORY (August 11, 2014) – WWE Monday Night RAW *Hulk Hogan Birthday Special*
On this day in 2014, World Wrestling Entertainment aired a LIVE “Hulk Hogan” birthday special episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWE Monday Night RAW’.
This episode was broadcasted from Portland, Oregon and featured matches & storyline segments on the road to the SummerSlam 2014 PPV.
This episode was highlighted by Hulk Hogan’s birthday celebration, where The Immortal one was joined by fellow Old School WWF Legends Jimmy Hart, Mean Gene Okerlund, Kevin Nash, Scott Hall, Paul Orndorff, Ric Flair & Roddy Piper.
Here’s the official card from that night:
1. Roman Reigns vs. Ryback & Curtis Axel
2. Rob Van Dam vs. Seth Rollins
3. Jack Swagger vs. Cesaro
4. AJ Lee vs. Eva Marie
5. Dolph Ziggler vs. Heath Slater
6. Randy Orton vs. Sheamus