Speaking in a new video posted on his Facebook page, WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley has pulled no punches in his assessment of present-day WWE creative.
Foley’s comments come after yet more former WWE Superstars made the move to AEW. All Out saw the debuts of Bryan Danielson, Daniel Bryan in WWE, Adam Cole and Ruby Soho, formerly Ruby Riott. The show also featured the in-ring return of CM Punk.
Meanwhile AEW have also signed Christian Cage, Malakai Black and Andrade El Idolo in 2021, all of who previously appeared with WWE. It has also been reported that Bray Wyatt could be on his way to the company when his non-compete clause expires.
In the video titled, “WWE We’ve Got A Problem,” Foley addressed WWE directly saying that if he were currently an active performer, he’s not sure he’d trust WWE creative with his career.
“I’d like to title this video, “WWE we’ve got a problem” because I think you do. That problem is that WWE is no longer THE place for talent to aspire to. Part of it is because AEW is doing a great job of attracting great talent, proven talent, building other talent, creating storylines. But part of it is a problem of your own making. I think younger talent sees the way that developmental characters are cut, or left by the wayside, or in the case of Karrion Kross, greatly watered down and even made a joke of when they debut on the main roster. If it’s not broke, don’t fix it. If I was an aspiring talent now, big-league talent with a major decision to make, I’m not sure that I would trust WWE creative to do the right thing with my career.
You guys did wonders with me back in the day, but that was a different time, different place. If it was today, I’m not sure that I would trust the powers that be with my career in their hands. And until that changes, WWE you’ve got a problem.”
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Posting on social media immediately after All Out, Foley moved to praise AEW for the “incredible roster” that they have put together.
Mick Foley signed with WWE in 1996, despite Vince McMahon thinking that he “didn’t have any talent.” The Hardcore Legend went on to become one of the most beloved WWE Superstars of all time, winning the WWE Title three times.
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