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Mick Foley Reveals Why WWE Cancelled Undertaker’s Q&A Tour

The Undertaker 1999

• OLD SCHOOL HISTORY (April 15, 1995) – WWF Superstars

On this day in 1995, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Superstars’.

This episode was pre-taped in Glens Falls, New York and featured matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF In Your House’ PPV.

Here’s the card:

– Lex Luger & Davey Boy Smith vs. Bert Centeno & Tony Devito

– Bob Holly vs. The Black Phantom

– The Smoking Gunns vs. Hakushi & Kwang

– Adam Bomb vs. Mike Bell

– Henry Godwinn vs. Nick Barberri

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• Mick Foley Reveals Why WWE Cancelled Undertaker’s Q&A Tour

The Undertaker was set to do a Q&A tour with Inside The Ropes, but that won’t be happening now and he’ll only be there for autograph sessions.

This is because WWE isn’t allowing The Undertaker to do Q&A shows and Inside The Ropes announced that WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley will now be doing the Q&A tour instead of Taker.

Foley made a lengthy Facebook post regarding this where he explained why WWE pulled Taker from the Q&A and how Taker tried to convince WWE to let him do this one, but failed:

RISE OF THE TAKER, TALES FROM HELL

“Hey, sometimes things happen, and you simply have to do the best with the cards you’re dealt. That’s exactly what Kenny McIntosh did when he learned that his #InsideTheRopes #RiseOfTheTaker tour of #Manchester #London and #Glasgow was in danger of collapsing. Sometimes things happen, and no one’s at fault. I believe WWE was just doing what they felt was best to keep the mystique and aura surrounding the single greatest character in company history alive and well.

It certainly wasn’t Undertaker’s fault either; in fact, he flew to Connecticut to convince WWE to let him do the tour in some way, shape or form. But when the contractual dust settled, Kenny found himself without the spoken word part of the biggest spoken word tour he’d ever put together – maybe the most highly anticipated spoken word tour the wrestling world has known.

So on March 1st, with his back up against the wall, Kenny reached out to me.

“Hey Mick. Kenny here from ITR. Keen to have a chat with you about an idea ive got that i think could be interesting. Please hit me up. Thanks”

I had come close to doing a few events with “Inside the Ropes” in 2018, but the negotiations had been done through an intermediary, and in the end, the timing just didn’t work out. So I had never actually spoken to, or been directly in contact with Kenny before our phone call.

He was extremely honest, and to the point; he pitched the idea of a show, moderated by him, with me talking about The Undertaker – our biggest matches, my take on some of his greatest moments, the impact of his amazing career on WWE and an entire generation of fans. There was no other backup plan – it was pretty much this show he was asking me about, or no show at all. While it may have taken six weeks to officially announce, the agreement between me and Kenny took about ten minutes to reach.

I’m thrilled to be part of the show. I will be getting paid, but for me #RiseOfTheTakerTalesFromHell isn’t really about the money. It’s a chance to keep hundreds of die-hard UK fans from missing out on a rare chance to meet The Undertaker (the meet and greets with Taker are very much alive). It’s a chance to talk about some of my favorite moments (of course, we’ll talk about #HIAC but UT and I had so many great moments together) with one of my favorite opponents. But probably more than anything, it’s a chance for me to help out Taker – a man who helped me so much in my career.

We may be best known for one infamous evening in 1998, but had it not been for Taker putting me on the WWE map in 1996, so many of the good things that came my way would simply not have been possible. No #WWEHOF . No #RockAndSock , no WWE titles, no Al Snow #BestFriends reunion tours.Certainly, I would not be living in a world where I can walk around at age 53 wearing sweatpants and a fanny pack.

I’ll see you in a couple weeks – and I will be doing my very best to send you home with a smile on your face.”

        
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