WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley came to The Undertaker’s defense over ‘Taker recently pulling out of the Q&A portion of his upcoming UK show. Foley said ‘Taker actually flew back to Connecticut to try and convince WWE to allow him to do the tour.
He said, “When the contractual dust settled, Kenny [McIntosh of Inside the Ropes] 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.” He says McIntosh reached out to him afterward, and he agreed to do the Q&A.
According to reports, The Undertaker signed a new WWE deal that caused him to have to pull out of the Q&A section.
Foley said, “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.”