WWE Hall Of Famer Mick Foley recently did an interview with Sports Illustrated to give his thoughts on a few professional wrestling topics. You can see the highlights below:
Not wanting Shane McMahon to take bumps off the top of HIAC anymore: “He didn’t seek my counsel,” Foley said with a laugh. “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.”
The importance of storytelling: “I wanted to give people what I wanted to see out of matches. I knew what I wanted to see,” he said. “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.”
WWE’s PG move being for the better: “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,” he said. “So it was no-doubt the right move and guys have found new ways to connect with the audiences.”
You can read Foley’s full interview with Sports Illustrated by clicking this link here.