Speaking on a new episode of his critically acclaimed Foley is Pod podcast, ‘The Hardcore Legend’ Mick Foley would reveal that one of his greatest wishes in wrestling is for ECW legend Sabu to get his flowers.
Foley would begin by heaping praise on ‘The Homicidal Maniac’ stating that his only crime, was getting older.
“Sabu is another guy I’d like to see get his accolades. It’s just a shame that when the only crime — the only thing Sabu ever did was get older.”
“A lot of the people who were on the bandwagon see him, you know, he hasn’t gone on to be part of people’s childhoods the way that we had the opportunity to, so the wave of popularity goes from here, then there’s a big downturn and then one day when Halloween, you realize that people are dressing up like you for Halloween.
“You’re no longer irrelevant. You’re now part of people’s childhoods,” said Mick Foley. “Also, he didn’t have a chance to endear himself to people. I understand why he didn’t speak.”
“He was the nephew of The Sheik, and The Sheik, I don’t think, spoke and if he did, it was rarely. It was never more than a few words. He was sticking to that character.” [h/t Fightful]
Continuing, Foley would reveal how aging out of his move set had a massively negative impact on the lasting legacy of Sabu.
“[Sabu] never found that other gear to shift into, which usually involves comedy,”
“Ric [Flair] was connecting with audiences more efficiently ten years past his physical prime. DX, clearly, humor was on display as Shawn Michaels and Triple H got older. [Sabu] didn’t have that other gear.”
“Unfortunately, as time goes by, you’re seeing the same guy do things a little bit slower. And fans can be man, they can be pretty merciless.”
“Yeah. They can be very forgiving, and they can be great, but they can be pretty merciless when somebody’s stumbling.” [h/t Fightful]
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