Mick Foley has gone on record to say he believes WWE Superstars losing in their hometown will become a thing of the past, all thanks to Triple H.
When Triple H assumed creative control of WWE, many within the industry believed several of McMahon’s creative flourishes would be thrown out. So far, WWE’s new Chief Content Officer has focused more on the mid-card and Women’s Tag Team Championships, while having longer matches on episodes of Raw and SmackDown.
Someone very prominent to ‘The Game’ who gave his two cents on the regime change was Mick Foley. While discussing Davey Boy Smith losing at One Night Only 1997 on the latest Foley Is Pod, ‘The Hardcore Legend’ claimed that WWE’s new Head of Creative would make it more of a priority to send the hometown crowd happy:
“Send them home happy. That’s one of the – the Triple H regime is probably not going to go out of its way to beat people in their hometown as a matter of a statement.”
One of the big complaints fans had regarding Vince McMahon’s role in creative was that he often booked hometown stars to lose in big matches. With One Night Only ’97 taking place in England, The British Bulldog dropped the European Championship to Shawn Michaels.
A similar situation occurred recently during Clash At The Castle, where Drew McIntyre failed to defeat Roman Reigns in the UK. When asked about McIntyre’s loss, Mick Foley believed that the decision to keep the belt on Reigns for his potential WrestleMania 39 match with The Rock was the right way to go:
“I think you have to keep it on Roman for the payoff. If they don’t get to Rock/Roman, you can look back and go, ‘God, would it have hurt to put that title on Drew?’