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Mick Foley Refused To Take New WWE Role Due To Vince McMahon

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On a recent edition of his weekly ‘Foley is Pod’ podcast, the former 3-time WWF Champion revealed why he never ended up working in WWF/WWE creative.

Here’s what Mick Foley had to say:

“With WWE, I didn’t. Clint Eastwood said in Magnum Force, ‘A man’s got to know his limitations’, and my limitations would include not spending any extraordinary amount of time with Mr. McMahon. I love Vince but I don’t think I could operate. He has a certain way of motivating people and like Al Snow said on Wrestlers, ‘A pat on the back is two feet higher than a kick in the a**’. I always responded better to the pat on the back and Vince is more of a kick in the a** type of guy.”

He then commented on why he didn’t take a creative role in TNA either:

“I do regret that I did not get more involved with TNA on the creative end. Yeah, I should have. I did used to have some good ideas storyline-wise. I don’t think I’ve had one in a very long time though. So that would be the reason. My son would just come up, when he worked for the WWE and especially when he worked really closely with the talent in NXT on their promos, he could just come up with idea after idea, but I stopped having those ideas a while ago.”

Also on an episode of his podcast, Foley explained why barbed wire is far worse than thumbtacks, when you are on the receiving end of both while competing in a hardcore pro wrestling match.

Here’s what Mick said about thumbtacks:

“I don’t want to say [the risk is] very low, but when your biggest concerns are making sure you’re closing eyes if you’re dumb enough to take it face-first, which I was on a couple of occasions, and then you also want the clean tacks, right? For years I thought I had, like, a skin rash that wouldn’t go away no matter what kind of creams I was putting on it. Then I realized it wasn’t a rash, it was hundreds of tiny hole puncture scars that made up something that looked like a rash.”

And here’s what he had to say about barbed wire:

“Barbed wire can catch and tear you and change your life in a major way and I think the best example of that is when Sabu got something like what would have been a hundred stitches if he didn’t superglue it himself, and that to me was one of the gutsiest moments in wrestling.”

After wrestling for many different promotions like World Championship Wrestling (WCW), World Class Championship Wrestling (WCCW/later USWA Texas), Eastern Championship Wrestling / Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) & several others, he joined the World Wrestling Federation in 1996 and officially retired in 2000, despite coming out of retirement several times in 2004, 2006, 2007 & 2009.

During his WWF career, Foley wrestled as Mankind, Cactus Jack, Dude Love and as himself, but only won the WWF Championship as Mankind.

His 3 reigns lasted from January 4th 1999 (airdate) to January 24th 1999, from January 31st 1999 (airdate) to February 15th 1999, and (last & also least) from August 22nd 1999 until only the next day on August 23rd 1999.

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