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Hey WWE – What The F?

Hey WWE – What The F?

Yes, I’m going to put a brick through my TV. It’s just going to have to wait until tomorrow. I had every intention of putting a brick through my TV tonight, after seeing that Daniel Bryan was not even entered in the Royal Rumble match, let alone going to win the thing. But, upon seeing their dad with a brick in his hand, my younger children got a little bit scared, thinking their dad had lost his mind. A rather spirited debate about the wisdom of following through on the promise to put a brick through my TV ensued with my wife – and, as is usually the case in marital debates, I, being the husband, did not emerge victorious. Honestly, the points she made about mercury and glass fragments everywhere were pretty good ones.

But I’m still going to put a brick through my TV. It’s just going to have to wait until tomorrow – when the kids are in school, and I can take the TV outside the house for the actual throwing of the brick. Granted, it’s not nearly as dramatic as doing it live, right after the Rumble, but at least I will be keeping my word.

As I mentioned on Twitter, I’ve never felt so disgusted at the conclusion of a WWE (or any) PPV. Like many of you out there, I just don’t get it. This Daniel Bryan thing is a phenomenon. You get it. I get it. The fans in Pittsburgh (yes, I was thinking of writing “RIGHT TH…but I’m just not in a cheap pop mood) got it. But tonight, for the first time, I had to admit to myself that the powers that be are just not going to get it. And that makes me sad. I’m just honestly sad, just flat out fucking sad (yes, I dropped an F-bomb there to emphasize how F’ing sad I am for the guys who bust their butts night in and night out – Ziggler, Punk, Bryan, etc – with no hope of getting their shot at this year’s Mania.

You know who else I’m sad for? Me. In my two years as an official WWE Ambassador, I never once had to lie about my enthusiasm for the company or the product. Now, although I am no longer officially an Ambassador for WWE (believe it or not, my only official role in WWE is as GM for Saturday Morning Slam, a contract that ends in one month) I was till looking forward to being part of the biggest event of the year. I’ll probably end up going anyway. But I’m about 1/6th as excited about it as I was just a few hours ago. I wanted so badly to hear 75,000 WWE fans chanting “YES” – and seeing fans walk away absolutely ecstatic about the outcome of a PPV for the first time in a while…a long while. But when given the chance to make it happen (unless they’ve got something MAJOR up their sleeve) WWE’s answer tonight was a resounding “NO, NO, NO”.

Mick Foley

January 27th, 2014

9 Comments

9 Comments

  1. David says:

    Amazing blog <3

  2. Rageoverrun says:

    Yeah, he is the most over wrestler I’ve seen since Stone Cold. Even if we wouldn’t have won the Rumble, if he would have been included in it after taking the beating from Bray Wyatt, the place would have erupted when he came down the ramp.

  3. Tim O'Neill says:

    ECW ECW ECW ECW!

  4. jcsynn says:

    It’s nice to hear the same reaction I have from one of the most respected athletes to ever work in the professional wrestling business. Unfortunately, HHH’s recent releases of NXT talent and not even giving a chance at recent tryouts because certain wrestlers are “Undersized”, just shows the mentality of the “Authority”. It is truly a shame and honestly, disgusting. What’s next, separate bathrooms and drinking fountains for wrestlers under 6’2″ and 250 lbs.? It also goes to show that the WWE seems to have lost touch with the fans and “What’s best for business”. The best wrestlers both in and out of the WWE are not behemoths, they are average size athletes with tremendous talent. Give us talent, not giants who just stand there.

  5. Mac75 says:

    Never lie about your enthusiasm about your company. If the product is less-than-thrilling, then it isn’t thrilling. Period. This was an absolute momentum-killer with horrible timing. The Batista comeback was poorly-done. They should have let him return AT the Rumble, and not beforehand.
    And, of course, not having Bryan be a big part of the Rumble outcome (or even winning it!) was a huge mistake. His match with Bray Wyatt was a solid match, don’t get me wrong. Very entertaining. But there’s a time and place where people should be used, and the powers that be must have some sort of vendetta (or IQ-diminishing brain damage) that prevents them from seeing the sure-fire superstar that Daniel Bryan IS and how high his star can fly.

  6. Dunlap Gabriel says:

    “Honestly, the points she made about mercury and glass fragments everywhere were pretty good ones.” Too funny! I would rather watch “Gorgeous” Gary Young vs. “Cactus” Jack Manson than anything the WWE “brand” has put forth over the last 10 years. These wrestlers are kept on a short leash and, unfortunately, while they may put on a good “performance”, they don’t wrestle good matches because, it seems, they aren’t allowed to. Hope to see you at Santa’s Village sometime, Mick!! You’re the man!

  7. CM Punk #1 says:

    Foley I love your blog.#PUSHBRYAN #YesMovement #COMEBACKFOLEY

  8. Jeff Wood says:

    I find it outrageous that the WWE (especially “the Authority”) completely blew Daniel Bryan off, ad turns aroubd and beats HHH and Randy Orton, I can’t respect Orton too much anyway, I retired after 22 years in the Army (6 yrs. active). He gets a BCD fron the Marines; what a wimp!!

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