Mick Foley Talks His 'Mania Moment
Nowadays, Mick Foley is content to show-up on WWE television every now and then to lend a hand and add verbal weight to storylines. Far from a full-time attraction, the man who once played 3 different simultaneous characters in the company (Mankind, Dude Love and Cactus Jack) is nonetheless a huge part of the upcoming Survivor Series Pay-Per-View. Leading "Team Foley" against "Team Ziggler", the beloved wrestling legend will perform more of an enforcer role than a wrestling one.
Criticised by many for his reckless, hardcore style, Foley is somewhat of an authority on not being able to please every fan out there. Speaking recently to Busted Open radio, he gave his thoughts on just how difficult it is to keep everybody happy, as well as eventually getting his Wrestlemania moment in 2006.
"I think it's the nature of the business; people are going to complain about everything. Daniel Bryan for example, is a much bigger star and who could have seen that happen? He broke down the next barrier with humor. Most people love the team 'Hell No,' even though that wasn't my choice. I think you can't keep wrestling fans happy all the time. I realized when I was stupid enough to go out there on the Internet and see what people were saying about me, a lot of people don't like me either. You can't please all the people all the time."
(As far as my Wrestlemania moment goes), it's got to be the one with Edge. I've told that story when I do my shows about realizing being surrounded by charred flesh and blood, even as the referee was counting to three, I was like 'I got my moment, I got my moment.' When I made that phone call home, which I had to do under direct orders after every single PPV, my wife answers the phone and said, 'Is Edge okay?' That was my magic WrestleMania moment and then being dramatically brought down to earth."