Photos & A Video Of Lilian Garcia At A UK NXT Event, Foley On McMahon Originally Not Liking Him


Mick Foley spoke with Sports Illustrated for a new interview. During the interview, Foley discussed Vince McMahon’s initial opinion of him and said that McMahon not being a fan of his character may have helped him out.

“Mr. McMahon, you see, was not a Cactus Jack fan,” he said. “But, following a notable first year in a leather mask as Mankind, Mr. McMahon had a change of heart, and not only gave Cactus Jack the occasional opportunity in WWE, but built up the Cactus character to be my toughest and wildest incarnation of all. It was if he was admitting to me, and whoever out there was watching, that he just might have missed the boat on that Cactus Jack guy after all! In allowing a guy who (in his opinion) didn’t look like a star, Mr. McMahon just may have opened up the possibility that other unlikely prospects might find a home, and stardom inside the WWE. Maybe, just maybe, the lesson learned from the Cactus Jack experiment helped open the door for future WWE Superstars such as Daniel Bryan, CM Punk, and Kevin Owens–all of whom flourished in what would have been seen as a very unlikely environment a generation earlier.”

— WWE NXT posted the following photos and video of Lillian Garcia appearing at the NXT live event in Leeds, England last week. She sang “God Save the Queen” at the show:

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