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Mick Foley Hopes Shane McMahon Never Bumps Off The Hell in a Cell Ever Again, ECW Legend On Shane McMahon Having A “Tough Guy” Character, Impressed With Jinder Mahal’s Promo Work

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Mick Foley Hopes Shane McMahon Never Bumps Off The Hell in a Cell Ever Again

During a recent interview with Sports Illustrated, Old School WWF Legend and WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley talked about Shane McMahon jumping off the Hell in a Cell, his Hell in a Cell bumps, WWE being PG & more.

Below are the highlights:

On Shane McMahon bumping off Hell in a Cell:

“He didn’t seek my counsel (laughs). I give him all the credit in the world, he’s probably the bravest guy I know, he’s absolutely fearless. I wish he wouldn’t do it, I hope he doesn’t do it again, I really do… A lot of impact, on landing. He’s got children, I just hope he doesn’t do it again.”

On why he took a lot of dangerous bumps during his career:

“I wanted to give people what I wanted to see out of matches. I knew what I wanted to see. I was not a naturally-gifted athlete, so I had to think outside the box and I may have raised the bar to an unrealistic level. But then it all comes back to storytelling, it all comes back to getting people caught up in your character so they care about the plight of a character they care about.”

On WWE being PG:

“WWE did decide at a certain point, the Attitude Era is over, we’re bringing in a new era and they went in a more PG-direction and worldwide they’ve never been bigger. So it was no-doubt the right move and guys have found new ways to connect with the audiences.”

ECW Legend On Shane McMahon Having A “Tough Guy” Character, Impressed With Jinder Mahal’s Promo Work

During a recent edition of “The Taz Show” podcast, ECW Legend Taz discussed last week’s episode of SmackDown Live – Shane McMahon’s character, Baron Corbin losing to Sin Cara, Jinder Mahal’s promo work & more.

Below are the highlights:

On Shane McMahon having a “tough guy” character:

“The character Shane McMahon, I don’t know what happened, it seems like since he came back he became like a tough guy. I understand he trains in MMA. That’s cool. You know he’s in great shape for a man his age. He’s got kids. He’s a dad. He’s a businessman.

He’s successful as hell and he’s a quality human. He’s a really good guy, but I’m saying the character they made him like a tough guy all of a sudden.

At the very end of SmackDown when Daniel Bryan said “it’s on you next time”, he touched Shane’s chest lightly and walked away. And Shane did the whole…. and I hate when guys do this look down at their chests like – “You just f***ing touched me?”. I hate that in wrestling indeed all the time.

I hate that sh*t when someone touches someone and then the guy looks at their own chest like “Did he just put his finger on my chest?”

And you see it all the time, all the companies do it. Give me a break. You’re gonna beat a guy off because he pointed at or touched your chest? Stop please.

He didn’t come up and get trained the traditional way of exchanging holds and going move for move. He’s gonna do more stunts. He’s gonna do more high spots. He’s not gonna give you nuances. He’s not. He’s not a polished professional. I don’t think he would claim to be.

He does more stunts and more big stuff and all that kind of stuff. But it just seems like since he came back and he got himself in good shape and he does the MMA deal and he’s trained in boxing or whatever he’s doing and he’s tough now. You can’t be tougher, the character. You can’t be tougher than the roster. These are the guys making money.”

On United States Champion Baron Corbin losing to Sin Cara:

“Baron loses, meaning DQ’d which I liked. He’s violent. He is crazy. It’s okay to lose like this. He’s not getting victories, it’s okay. They’re developing his character. I liked what WWE is doing with him. Because it developed who he is.

It develops this character – Lone Wolf, the shirt, the music, the whole thing and he don’t give a sh*t, he’ll beat you down, he don’t care, violent, angry, has no friends. This guy could pull it off. He’s excellent. WWE doing the right thing with this guy. I liked it.

What I do hate – Please stop with the handheld camera shaking non-stop to bring excitement to the segment. I am getting a headache watching wrestling.”

On The Singh Brothers mocking Paul Heyman & Jinder Mahal’s promo work:

“AJ Styles wrestled one of the Singh brothers. I’ll tell you this, I was so happy that and I was thinking this as they promoted that this match is gonna happen and after seeing Paul Heyman’s promo on Raw I was like oh god I know they’re not gonna do this, but I hope they do.

Let one of the Singh Brothers take a shot at Paul because no one really ever does that. They’ve been really fun in a non-wrestling role. And they did. They came out and they basically mocked Heyman.

I do like the fact that the Singh Brothers definitely took a shot at him and I thought it was great. It adds to this early goings of this feud. I think the Singh Brothers taking that shot at Paul, I thought was great. And it wouldn’t shock me if Paul suggested it because you have to keep it even. You got to keep it at that level. They are both Champions.

I tell you anybody that doesn’t like Jinder Mahal’s promo work, there’s something wrong with you. He’s excellent. His promo work is getting better and better. Look, Is he as easy as “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair on the microphone? No. Is he as great as The Rock or you know other guys that we’ve seen that are great on a mic? No and I’m not saying that.

But he’s really good. He gets some heat. His delivery was right. His facial expressions are awesome. I mean it all works.”

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