Mick Foley says he was one of a few superstars who didn’t have to adhere to WWE’s strict dress code.
It’s been heavily reported that Vince McMahon wants complete control over the characters that appear on WWE television. Nothing gets on television without McMahon’s approval, even a wrestler’s wardrobe choices and things can be just as strict behind the scenes. One WWE Hall of Famer who spoke about once avoiding WWE’s strict dress code is the hardcore legend, Mick Foley.
In the latest episode of “Foley Is Pod,” Foley discussed how he was among only a few superstars excluded from McMahon’s dress code policy. He said he was allowed to wear anything he wanted and wasn’t given any pushback from the big man at the top once upon a time:
“But at that time I knew the company you know, I had that grace period where I was allowed to wear anything I wanted. They thought it felt the character’s dress code era. So it was like there were three guys that didn’t have to adhere to the dress code Undertaker, Cena, and me. And then when I get talked to about now I have to adhere to it. Now it feels like a big part of me has been taken away. You know? I feel like the guy whose wife is using his body.”
One of Mick Foley’s significant accomplishments in WWE came when he defeated The Rock for the WWE Championship during what’s known as the Monday Night Wars. Foley has long been regarded as an influential legend in the industry and was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame by his longtime friend Terry Funk in 2013. He has since made sporadic appearances on WWE television.
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