WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley spoke to The Mirror to promote RAW 25 next week. Below are a few highlights:
Who are your picks to win the men’s and women’s Royal Rumble matches on January 28?
“This is a historic rumble, right? The first women’s Royal Rumble, that’s an amazing announcement. I’m picking Becky Lynch to win the women’s Royal Rumble. She is just riding a real wave of momentum. The men’s rumble, you don’t know if it’s going to be one of the really big guys, or one of those guys who has been around for a long time. I’m going with Sheamus. I’m a big fan of The Bar. They’re a team, they are going to help each other and one of them will sacrifice themselves for the other. I’ll say Sheamus.”
You comment quite a lot on WWE shows, giving praise online to the likes of The Usos and AJ Styles. Who do you particularly enjoy watching on Raw?
“Yeah, I’m not as vocal as I was, largely because my son [Dewey Foley] works in creative and as a dad I should leave him alone to do his thing! It’s funny, there are different people who strike me for different reasons. I really get a kick out of Gulak these days. I wanted to do a whole New Year’s article about different people who strike me in different ways. I really like The Bar and what they bring to the show every week.
“A guy came up to me in an airport, I thought he wanted to start a row, he said ‘I’ll tell you what’s wrong with Raw…’ I said ‘what’s that?’ and he goes ‘you can’t have a three-hour show without The Miz’. Ha ha. The Miz has been away for a little bit and sometimes you don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone. He is like the glue that helps keeps the entire thing going because he is so entertaining. But in the meantime, guys like Elias have stepped up, the Miztourage are hugely entertaining and there is great wrestling every week on Raw.”
If he’ll be at RAW 25:
“I’ve been invited, I’m trying to clear out time from something I had already committed to. Whether I’m there in person or not, I believe I will be there in spirit. This show literally changed my life. It was such a big part of my life. Not just from the time I was on it. I’m almost always watching on Monday night with my children, so it has been a big part of my life, whether I’m on the show or not.”
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