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Cool Video: Mick Foley always had great mic skills in wrestling…

Last night, WWE “RAW” was in Albany at the Times Union Center. I didn’t go, but after seeing the CM Punk and Mick Foley promo, made me wish I was there. I’ve been following Foley’s wrestling career for years. Everything from his earlier days of WWE, his WCW/ECW career, TNA, and even his days in Japan. While Foley’s promo last night was really good, I enjoyed it, he had even more amazing promos in his past. Thing is, with a whole new world of young wrestling fans, I’m positive they don’t know much about Mick Foley. I’m such a huge fan of Foley. What he did in his past, his hardcore wrestling days were amazing stuff. Foley does have a great speaking voice, and he’s an intelligent guy as well! Again last night’s promo with Foley was good but I’ve seen better. Foley is a legend and he needs in the WWE Hall of Fame, already!

Kev

Report: Mick Foley defends John Cena…

There’s a lot of John Cena haters out there, but Mick Foley isn’t one of them. Mick Foley took the time to blog about defending John Cena’s wrestling skills and his work ethic in the wrestling business.

Read what Mick has to say about Cena, here.

I’m not much of a Cena fan either, but after reading what Mick wrote and thinking about it a while, I guess I’ll have a little change of heart with Cena. I’m kind of agreeing with, Mick, surprisingly.

Like Cena or not, he is a workaholic. Cena worked harder more than any other wrestler today. You also can’t deny that Cena had many great classic moments in the WWE. So will Cena become WWE Hall of Famer down the road? Absolutely!

Cena came a long way to get where he is right now. People maybe getting tired of WWE shoving him in our faces but WWE didn’t give him this for nothing. Cena is also a great mic worker. Some wrestling fans claim that there will never be a wrestler that will be in the same spotlight as The Rock and Stone Cold. Sorry, but I’m gonna have to say that Cena is already the next Rock/Stone Cold. Think about it.

I think Cena’s feud with CM Punk is the best feud in WWE in a long while. Both of those guys are on fire. Many wrestlers of today leave WWE ’cause of injuries, and some even quit, but Cena sticks around.

Cena’s not a bad performer that some people say he is. I guess I respect him.

Kev

 

Cool Video: Mick Foley is the Network Rep, See the return of Chyna on TNA!!!

Last night’s TNA episode, was actually a great episode. Mick Foley ended up being the Network Representative, that’s been busting on Hulk Hogan and Immortal for a long while. Mick made the announcement that TNA changed the name to their Thursday shows to “Impact Wrestling”, making the announcement public and official. TNA’s name change is an attack at WWE for leaving out wrestling out of their new name. Mick also introduced the return of Chyna, Joanie Laurer.

I’ll admit that Chyna is still looking really hot. Yes, she had plastic surgery, breast implants and wears too much make-up but you can’t deny that she turns you on every time you see on her TV. She hasn’t been on wrestling television for a little over ten years, she’s been gone for that long.

I hope Chyna’s run in TNA will be full time, and not just a short run. We’ll wait and see. Enjoy the videos, here, and here.

Kev

Book Review: Countdown To Lockdown by Mick Foley

I have been a longtime die hard fan of wrestling legend, Mick Foley, for years. It was him that kept me hooked to wrestling. I’ve followed Mick Foley’s career for years. Back in his ECW/WCW days, his Japan Pro Wrestling days to WWE to TNA. I’ve also read most of his books. Yes, I even got the opportunity to even meet the man in person. I met Mick Foley at one of his speeches at ACC College in Glens Falls when he was out promoting his book, “Foley Is Good”. I have a pic to prove it, I’ll find it somewhere. I had Foley sign my “Have a Nice Day” Hardcover book and a Cactus Jack T-shirt which I still have both of those. I’ll show you all those things sometime.

Why do I admire Mick Foley so much? It’s simply because, he’s one of the best performers in professional wrestling. He’s one of the only wrestlers who can put on matches and make them historic. He’s a great mic speaker. Even though he doesn’t have a lot of technical wrestling skills, he’s known as a hardcore wrestler, a street fight anything goes type of guy. Plus, another reason I respect him, is because there is no ego in him at all. He’s always very nice, friendly and professional in the wrestling business. He’s one of those rare guys who has never taking drugs. He has never done steroids, dangerous painkillers or any other substance that wrestlers are known to doing these days. Even though he is an obesed guy (he admits it in the book), he has always been very healthy and clean. I also respect him ’cause he is willing to get hurt for real, taking the risks to put on good hardcore matches. Even if it takes losing an ear or a few teeth, he doesn’t care, he’ll do whatever it takes to put on a classic wrestling match. These are reasons why so many people respect the man.

On with the book, “Countdown to Lockdown”, it takes place before the iconic TNA match at “Lockdown” ppv between Foley vs. Sting. Foley talks of the events leading up to the match, giving it a countdown to the ppv. It is not just a book about wrestling. He talks about a lot of serious things. He talks about meeting famous singer, Tori Amos, and how she’s an inspiration to writing this book. He also talks about helping children and talking about being a member of RAINN, a company that helps fight against sexual violence.

What topics about wrestling did he cover? He talked about his departure with WWE, his feud against McMahon. Talked about his off TV feud with Ric Flair. Of course, he mostly talked about the legendary WCW wrestler, Sting. He also talked a lot about wrestler deaths and steroids. He even covered all of the Chris Benoit murder/suicide controversy.

While Ive read most of Foley’s books, I thought this was his best one. It was insightful and intelligent. Foley is a great storyteller. Foley is on a bit of a hiatus from TNA, but not sure if he is on his way back to WWE or not. It’s long rumoured that he could be the next RAW Anonymous GM, but always denied that rumour and says he’s happy with TNA, not WWE…but who knows, maybe he’s lying to tease the fans. The RAW Anonymous GM could be Foley, since he hasn’t been working for TNA lately. This book is a must read for all you wrestling and Foley fanatics out there. Check out the videos below in which Foley talked about those moments in the book.

Kev

Thought: Why Mick Foley prefers to stay in TNA and not WWE…

Will Mick Foley, the hardcore wrestling legend, ever return to the WWE again? No. I don’t think he will come back to the WWE anytime soon. A few years ago, Mick left the WWE because he had a fallen out with Vince McMahon, didn’t get along with him business wise. So Mick decided to hang up the WWE and go to TNA instead. There’s a few reasons why I don’t think Mick will return to the WWE anytime soon. First of all, Mick seems more happier over in TNA. Why is this? Because TNA wrestling is simply not a PG rating. TNA is aimed toward the adult audience. TNA allows Hardcore wrestling with a lot of blood. That’s what Mick Foley is known for. He’s known for doing brutal hardcore matches that are a real bloodfest. TNA seems to be about that lately and that’s why Mick stays over there. WWE didn’t allow him to do the hardcore wrestling thing anymore ’cause they banned it in WWE ’cause of the PG rating.

Secondly, another reason Mick prefers to stay over in TNA is because the traveling schedule is not as hectic as WWE. TNA performs one show a week so that means less traveling and more time for themselves. Mick gets to write more of his books and spend more time with his family. Thirdly, another reason Mick prefers to stay in TNA is because a lot of his former WWE/WCW superstar friends are working over there.

I’m sure the WWE would welcome Mick back anytime he wants, because Vince McMahon still likes him. A few weeks ago on RAW, they plugged Mick’s book, “Countdown to Lock Down” which is a decision made by Vince. So Vince obviously has no bad blood against Mick at all. I would like Mick to come back to WWE, but to be honest, TNA is a good place for him to be. If he came back to WWE, the writers will mess up his character like usual. I sometimes watch TNA wrestling just for Mick Foley, not for the other wrestlers on there. Mick is a hero of mine and an inspiration. He’s one of the best wrestling performers and a good mic worker/speaker.  I wish Mick nothing but the best so I’m not worried about him returning to WWE.

If Mick does happen to return to WWE in the future, maybe if he’s the RAW anonymous GM after all this time, that’s cool, but I don’t see it happening. Mick is doing good in TNA and he belongs there now.

Kev

Report: Mick Foley explains why he jumped to TNA and hints he may wrestle again full time

Hardcore wrestling legend, Mick Foley, explains why he made the jump to TNA instead of WWE. Foley explains there wasn’t much more to do in WWE since he quit wrestling in 2000 and just performed in storylines every once in a while. He goes on saying that he’s been watching TNA wrestling for a while, he’s been liking the TNA shows and thinks he can make a difference by helping that wrestling company instead of WWE.

Foley also hints that he may get into the ring again, says there are 10 wrestlers that he would like to work with.

More on it here:

http://www.wrestling-radio.com/index.php?view=newsitem&hline=8987

The 10 TNA wrestlers I can see Foley working with: Kurt Angle, Booker T, Samoa Joe, Sting, Kevin Nash, Team 3D (formerly known as the Dudley Boyz from WWE), Scott Steiner, Rhino, Jay Lethal and Christian Cage.

I do watch TNA wrestling sometimes when there is nothing else on TV at night. I don’t watch it on a regular basis, but sometimes. TNA is just like the next WCW Nitro.

Kev

Report: Another wrestling legend about to part ways with WWE…Mick Foley?

Mick Foley, known as a legendary hardcore wrestling legend is another one that is about to part ways with WWE. Mick Foley is currently a color commentator for the Smackdown brand alongside with Jim Ross. Wrestling sources say that Foley’s contract is expiring soon and looks like he may not renew, and he may move on…again.

The commentators on RAW/SD/ECW/ and the PPV’s wear these headsets and backstage, there is a production team that speak into their headsets giving the announcers what lines to say on television during the matches. Foley is being bothered and distracted by Vince McMahon’s yelling in the headsets when Vince is giving him lines backstage. After Foley complained to Vince about the yellling, Vince since then calmed his tone down when speaking in the headsets during matches. Things aren’t looking good with Mick Foley as it looks like he may part ways with WWE also.

Mick Foley is a hardcore wrestling legend known for wrestling under three different gimmicks: Cactus Jack, Dude Love, and Mankind. Foley wrestled under the Cactus Jack persona for most of his life. Before Foley joined the WWE, he wrestled in Japan for most of his life to get his start in brutal hardcore wrestling. Later he joined the WCW when that company used to be around. After Foley left WCW, he joined Paul Heyman’s owned company ECW where he wrestled many of the greats. Foley had plenty of matches with wrestlers such as Terry Funk and Al Snow the most. And of course, he wrestled the Undertaker many times.

When Foley finally arrived in the WWE in 1996, he first appeared as Mankind a character where he wears a white shirt, a tie, and a weird brown mask, and he wears a sock, known as Mr. Socko. Foley started to get noticed as a hardcore wrestler after he was viciously thrown off a Cell cage in a “Hell In a Cell” match with the Undertaker at King of the Ring and crashed onto the announcers table which got Foley his fame, that short ten minute match created a lot of controversy.

Foley is a controversial hardcore wrestler who had plenty of injuries, including getting his ear ripped off and getting his teeth knocked out, and plenty more gruesome injuries. Other than his wrestling career, Foley is an author and an actor who had appeared in other TV shows and movies. Mick Foley is also a family man who is married to his longtime wife Collete and the couple have four children together, they are, Duey, Michael, Francis, and Noelle. Foley currently resides in Long Island, N.Y.

See the report of Mick Foley possibly leaving WWE for good here:

http://www.wrestling-radio.com/index.php?view=newsitem&hline=7638

Keep it up Vince, the more you keep your ego in check, the more superstars will leave the company.

Kev